Windows 10: Windows 10 almost 90gb in size?

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  1. Windows 10 almost 90gb in size?


    Hi folks,

    I got a small form factor pc for my son last week, came with windows 8.1 had some programs installed and the space occupied was about 40gb out of 500gb on the C drive.

    Anyways I partitioned the drive (he wont be putting a lot of stuff on it) to store my image backups of C creating another drive E with about 97gb on it.

    The C drive now has 351 GB capacity (recovery Reset drive is just over 14 gb) so those sums add up ok

    Anyways I installed windows 10 and now the used space on Drive C is now just under 90Gb.
    I have installed little else, and have managed to delete the windows.old folder but just think that 90GB used space is a bit too much for a new PC. I have ran disk clean up but same result.

    Is this normal, and if not what could be the problem? I even went into the C drive (with hidden folders and system folders to be shown) and calculated each folder but to my reckoning it should all add up to less than 40gb.

    I have also did an error check on the drive, drive came up as ok, and turned off system restore to see if that helped, same result.

    I also did a avast scan and malewarebytes scan, they did show up infections even on windows 8.1 like Backdoor Bifrose , but all that has been taken care of, come up as clean now.

    Is just under 90Gb used space for a relatively new computer upgraded from windows 8.1 normal?

    Thanks for any help
    Joe

    :)
     
    donegaljoe, Jan 17, 2016
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    puddlejumper6999, Jan 17, 2016
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    LinoIbarra, Jan 17, 2016
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  4. Word Man Win User

    Windows 10 almost 90gb in size?

    Hi, Joe. Yeah, that seems like a bit much. Have you given the free version of WizTree a try to get a better view of where the space resides in the directory tree? https://antibody-software.com/web/so...ur-hard-drive/

    I see you've turned off system restore and, as far as I know, that should have deleted any existing restore points. Can you double check that you had OKed or Applied that settings change?
     
    Word Man, Jan 17, 2016
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  5. Thank you for reply Word Man.

    I have inserted the image here from the above program. As you can see system volume information takes up quite a bit of the disk space, though I have reduced it a lot in past but still used disk space showing well over 80gb in size.

    Only thing I can think of is with windows 8 before the upgrade I did have restore amount very high probably going on 70GB of space as I was having trouble with windows, and I am not sure if I decreased it before upgrading to 10.

    Now it seems it is holding on to this setting even though I reduce the amount in system restore configure.

    Maybe I am reading it all wrong I don't know....but here are the screenshots, Can I delete this folder and then reconfigure system restore?



    Windows 10 almost 90gb in size? [​IMG]




    Windows 10 almost 90gb in size? [​IMG]


    I have turned off system restore but if I am reading this right its still showing as containing over 42GB


    Windows 10 almost 90gb in size? [​IMG]


    Thanks a lot for any help

    Joe
     
    donegaljoe, Jan 18, 2016
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  6. chemie Win User
    system restore
    recycle bin
    page file
    hibernate file

    disable all that you do not want
     
    chemie, Jan 18, 2016
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  7. Thanks for reply.

    The trouble is though I turn system restore off is it still using over 42GB of space, that is if I am reading this right.

    Joe
     
    donegaljoe, Jan 18, 2016
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  8. WHS
    whs Win User

    Windows 10 almost 90gb in size?

    Run this command:

    vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=500MB
     
  9. Word Man Win User
    Sorry, Joe, not ignoring, was finishing up a work day and commuting. Hope the vssadmin resize is the magic you need! 42.5 GB is quite a chunk of change!
     
    Word Man, Jan 18, 2016
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  10. Thanks guys for suggestions. I ran that command but didn't work tried a few times both with system restore on and off.

    Ah well, getting late here so off for the night.

    Thanks a million again for all the help

    Joe
     
    donegaljoe, Jan 18, 2016
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  11. WHS
    whs Win User
    This command has always worked. What exactly happened that the command did not work. I hope you pasted it, else errors are possible.
     
  12. Word Man Win User
    Please try again from an elevated (admin) command prompt.
     
    Word Man, Jan 18, 2016
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  13. WHS
    whs Win User

    Windows 10 almost 90gb in size?

    Yeah right, I forgot to mention that. For me it is normal. If it is not elevated, nothing works in cmd. Thanks for jumping in.
     
  14. topgundcp Win User
    @donegaljoe
    Yes, try again as suggested by Word Man. If still does not work then this folder is corrupted. You will need to use other mean to delete it.
    My suggestion is to download: Download - Linux Mint and use: Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way to create a bootable USB. Boot up with the USB then delete the folder: "System Volume Information". Reboot and Windows will re-create this folder.
     
    topgundcp, Jan 18, 2016
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  15. Thanks guys for all your help, I really appreciate it.

    Well guess what, I went to switch the computer on and its totally dead, so has to go back for supplier to fix as its got three years support, probably will take a few weeks.

    As regards the command prompt I did run it as admin, right clicking on start on windows 10 and using run as admin there, the command ran successfully and did reduce system restore space to 500mb, but nevertheless that 42gb folder in system volume was still there.

    The above suggestion to download Linux Mint seems good as well. I wonder if I can create a live DVD with that and somehow browse to the system volume and delete that way? Or I have to use Rufus as well?

    Anyway folks, will have to get the computer back first after repair. I will keep updated as regards this problem.

    Thanks to all for your kind help.
    Joe
     
    donegaljoe, Jan 18, 2016
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