Windows 10: Would clearing space on my HDD make Windows faster?

Discus and support Would clearing space on my HDD make Windows faster? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Out of 496 GB I have 83 GB free. Would moving some things to an external drive make enough of a difference in performance to justify doing it or does... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/osowavy, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. Would clearing space on my HDD make Windows faster?


    Out of 496 GB I have 83 GB free. Would moving some things to an external drive make enough of a difference in performance to justify doing it or does HDD space not really matter when it comes to that?

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    /u/osowavy, Nov 22, 2019
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    I've been looking into clearing the pagefile, and I found the following steps at a somewhat dated webpage:
    1. In the registry editor, navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
    2. Set ClearPageFileAtShutdown to the REG_DWORD value of 1.
    3. Restart Windows.
    I'm just wondering whether those steps are still valid, and, if so, does clearing the pagefile work as advertised?
     
    gregyurkon, Nov 22, 2019
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    Kem Mon, Nov 22, 2019
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  4. Would clearing space on my HDD make Windows faster?

    Accidentally Cancelled An Update - Which files can be removed to clear space

    • Right-click start and choose "Run" then type cleanmgr ("cleanup manager") and click OK.
    • If asked to choose a drive, pick your C: drive (or wherever Windows is installed).
    • In the popup, ignore everything and click the "Clean up system files" button. Don't miss this step.
    • Now you can select all the update-related stuff above to clear it out (or clear it all, all of it is safe to remove if you want to free space).
     
    Shawn 'Cmdr' Keene [MVP], Nov 22, 2019
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