Windows 10: Windows Update Cleanup - Trying To Free Up Space on Hard drive

Discus and support Windows Update Cleanup - Trying To Free Up Space on Hard drive in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; How long should it take for Windows Update Cleanup to run? Lately, my system has been crashing with some frequency, usually when I try to launch some... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by BrentBauer, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Windows Update Cleanup - Trying To Free Up Space on Hard drive


    How long should it take for Windows Update Cleanup to run? Lately, my system has been crashing with some frequency, usually when I try to launch some programs, such as Movie Maker, media players, etc. My hard storage memory bar is red and I don't have much memory left. I'm trying to free up space on my C: Hard Drive using the "Free up space now" feature in Windows 10 (Settings > System > Storage > Free up space now). It shows I can save over 7.5 GB by cleaning up old Windows Updates and removing files, deleting the Recycle Bin, etc. However, after clicking on the "Remove Files" button the blue progress bar made it to a bit more than a quarter of the way and now appears to be at a stand still. Am I just being impatient? Does it typically take some time to clean things up? In guidance or feedback would be greatly appreciated.


    OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Home / x64
    Version: 10.0.17134 Build 17134

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    BrentBauer, Aug 10, 2019
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  2. Windows 10 Updates & Upgrades error: There wasn't enough space on my hard drive

    Hi Samantha,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I can imagine the inconvenience you have experienced. I will definitely help you with this.

    Since you have a less amount of space in your hard disk, I suggest you to free up some disk space by running disk cleanup on your system.

    Here are the steps:


    • To delete temporary files:

      • Search for Disk cleanup from the taskbar and select it from the list of results.

      • Under Files to delete, select the file types to get rid of. To get a description of the file type, select it.

      • Select OK.

    • If you need to free up more space, you can also delete system files:

      • In Disk cleanup, select Clean up system files.

      • Select the file types to get rid of. To get a description of the file type, select it.

      • Select OK.
    Once you perform the above steps, install the Windows updates manually and check.

    Follow these steps:

    1. Hit
    Windows Key and type

    2. Type
    Windows Updates

    3. Click on
    Windows Updates

    4. Click on
    Check for updates and install the latest windows updates.

    Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    ThofikhAhamad, Aug 10, 2019
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  3. little cat, Aug 10, 2019
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  4. Windows Update Cleanup - Trying To Free Up Space on Hard drive

    Windows 10 Creators Update for systems with less than 8 gigs of free hard drive space

    Thank you for sharing those details. If the requirements to successfully install the Creators Update are not met, setup will normally recommend these 2 options:

    • Free up disk space using
      Disk Cleanup
      - This utility is designed to free up disk space on a computer's hard drive. This has also been proven to resolve storage errors since it scans and analyzes the hard drive for files that are no longer in use.
    • Attach an external storage device- You can connect an external hard disk or USB drive with a minimum 10GB of free space and use it to install the Creators Update on your device.

    Let us know if further help is needed.
     
    Dhavelyn Mer, Aug 10, 2019
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