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    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 18th Aug 19, 4:38 PM
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    C Drive losing space
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    • 18th Aug 19, 4:38 PM
    C Drive losing space 18th Aug 19 at 4:38 PM
    My C drive is a Samsung SSD 830 256GB drive. It's been low on available space for a while and i've noticed it's getting even lower.



    Problem is i've not been installing any programs to it and i've not been storing any files on it - i have a separate drive for that. Yet i've gone from 20GB free space to 13GB over the past few weeks.


    Ideas?




    * No i'm not defragmenting it. Or rather, i haven't been as i read you don't do that with SSD drives.

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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 18th Aug 19, 4:44 PM
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    Windows updates ?

    Windows keeps copies of previous for rollbacks

    Can be deleted if you wish

    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-properly-remove-windowsold-folder-windows-10?amp
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    • googler
    • By googler 18th Aug 19, 5:03 PM
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    • 18th Aug 19, 5:03 PM
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    • 18th Aug 19, 5:03 PM
    Download WinDirStat and run it on the drive

    It will show you which folders are taking up most room, what type of files taking up most, etc.
    • Buster Move
    • By Buster Move 18th Aug 19, 5:35 PM
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    • 18th Aug 19, 5:35 PM
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    • 18th Aug 19, 5:35 PM
    Check Windows Recovery too, that can be a hog but it's easy enough to solve.
    Search "Delete old restore points".
    • that
    • By that 18th Aug 19, 5:48 PM
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    • 18th Aug 19, 5:48 PM
    Windows 10 20H1 build 18936 is rolling out now for Insiders
    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 18th Aug 19, 5:52 PM
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    • 18th Aug 19, 5:52 PM
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    • 18th Aug 19, 5:52 PM
    1. I don't install Windows updates too frequently. I know i should. (I'm on Win7 btw - with no intention of moving to Win10)

    2. How do you manually select which restore points to delete?

    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 18th Aug 19, 6:19 PM
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    • 18th Aug 19, 6:19 PM
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    • 18th Aug 19, 6:19 PM
    1. I don't install Windows updates too frequently. I know i should. (I'm on Win7 btw - with no intention of moving to Win10)

    2. How do you manually select which restore points to delete?
    Originally posted by JustAnotherSaver
    What's your reasoning?

    https://neosmart.net/wiki/disk-cleanup/#Run_Disk_Cleanup_in_Windows_Vista_and_7
    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 18th Aug 19, 7:15 PM
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    • 18th Aug 19, 7:15 PM
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    • 18th Aug 19, 7:15 PM
    What's your reasoning?
    Originally posted by EveryWhere
    To which point?

    • Kronkis
    • By Kronkis 18th Aug 19, 7:33 PM
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    • 18th Aug 19, 7:33 PM
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    • 18th Aug 19, 7:33 PM
    To which point?
    Originally posted by JustAnotherSaver
    My guess that you don't update Windows very often?
    Putting people right
    • Kronkis
    • By Kronkis 18th Aug 19, 7:35 PM
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    If you search for System restore in Control Panel you should find the restore points if you open it.
    Putting people right
    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 18th Aug 19, 8:12 PM
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    To which point?
    Originally posted by JustAnotherSaver
    ď
    1. I don't install Windows updates too frequently. I know i should. (I'm on Win7 btw - with no intention of moving to Win10)

    ...........
    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 18th Aug 19, 8:18 PM
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    My guess that you don't update Windows very often?
    Originally posted by Kronkis
    I didn't want to guess, as i made 2 points and wondered which one was troubling them. Turns out is was both.


    ...........
    Originally posted by EveryWhere

    I don't install the updates often as

    a) I don't like auto updates. Got stung by one once and couldn't remove the bloody thing so had to format the hard drive. Ever since then i install manually ...
    b) i just have a bad habit of forgetting to do it regularly


    I have no intention of moving to Windows 10 as i don't like the look of it, simple as that really. I'm happy with Windows 7. 10 looks better than 8 but 7 is still better.
    Now i'm perfectly happy with this and understand there'll be those who love Windows 10 so much that they feel it their duty to try and force it on you. I'm happy using Windows 7 though.

    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 18th Aug 19, 8:26 PM
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    Windows 7 support is about to end(Jan 14 2020) ... How long will you continue being happy afterwards?
    Oh and about updates and getting stung did you not have current backups of a running system?
    Last edited by debitcardmayhem; 18-08-2019 at 8:28 PM.
    Still grumpy, and No, Cloudflare I am NOT a robot
    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 18th Aug 19, 9:36 PM
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    I didn't want to guess, as i made 2 points and wondered which one was troubling them. Turns out is was both.





    I don't install the updates often as

    a) I don't like auto updates. Got stung by one once and couldn't remove the bloody thing so had to format the hard drive. Ever since then i install manually ...
    b) i just have a bad habit of forgetting to do it regularly


    I have no intention of moving to Windows 10 as i don't like the look of it, simple as that really. I'm happy with Windows 7. 10 looks better than 8 but 7 is still better.
    Now i'm perfectly happy with this and understand there'll be those who love Windows 10 so much that they feel it their duty to try and force it on you. I'm happy using Windows 7 though.
    Originally posted by JustAnotherSaver
    As stated, support is ending, so it's a matter of practicality.
    I too was one who was reluctant to move. Waited a couple of years before trying it out.

    The look of it is such a superficial reason, especially since most of the everyday function takes place in much the same way.
    Browsers, Windows Explorer.
    Just set it up properly on install.

    But the benefits outweigh the negatives. When you install Windows 10, it is unlikely you will need to look for nor install any extra Drivers.
    You can also more easily recover the operating system, without affecting your applications and data.
    With Windows 10 Pro, you can defer Updates. So you have more control over that.

    So don't allow stubbornness to override intelligence. Look at the objectivity, not the subjectivity of the issue.
    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 18th Aug 19, 10:21 PM
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    Apps and programs are available to make Windows 10 look more like Windows 7 if its cosmetics that are stopping you.
    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 19th Aug 19, 5:43 AM
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    Itís a bit like when religious people bang on about their religion and try force it on you.

    You can believe in your God, whoever that is. It does me no harm. Iím happy not being religious in the slightest though and I donít go around telling everyone - come on really, show me some actual evidence your God exists outside of your head.


    Regards the back ups point - weíre going back a good few years with the statement I made - before the days where I backed up.

    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 19th Aug 19, 7:33 AM
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    I
    b) i just have a bad habit of forgetting to do it regularly

    Originally posted by JustAnotherSaver
    Does that also apply to backups ? Seems you have your head in the sand when it comes to W7 support ending
    Still grumpy, and No, Cloudflare I am NOT a robot
    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 19th Aug 19, 7:39 AM
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    It’s a bit like when religious people bang on about their religion and try force it on you.

    You can believe in your God, whoever that is. It does me no harm. I’m happy not being religious in the slightest though and I don’t go around telling everyone - come on really, show me some actual evidence your God exists outside of your head.


    Regards the back ups point - we’re going back a good few years with the statement I made - before the days where I backed up.
    Originally posted by JustAnotherSaver
    I just gave you a few reasons as to why you should consider it and also admitted to having a similar mindset in the past.

    But you are so stuck in your ways, that intelligent thought does not even enter the equation for you.

    If at least you discussed the points that i gave, I could give your arguments some credence. But instead you repeat the same nonsense about religion.

    Which is exactly the kind of behaviour that you criticise. Someone who has a belief, but with absolutely no tangible reason for having it.

    Get it?

    So if you want to be taken seriously, come back with tangible reasons and the experienced will give you the actual pros and cons.

    You seem to have made some mad assumption that we are all fans and want to force everyone else on to it, but you are wrong.
    Many waited for years, including myself, before trying it out. Even with that, I still have the ability to go back to Windows 7 whenever I want.
    It's not as if you are compelled to stay on Windows 10, if after trying it out for a while, that for some reason you really don't like it.

    The difference between you and I, is that not only can I drive a car, but also a motorbike and ride a bicycle.....

    Not some 'Luddite' that states that they refuse to ride anything other than a bicycle, because those new fangled things with motors are the devil's work...or some such.

    So my dear JustAnotherSaver, it is you who appears to be the religious one.

    No one cares whether you move or not. Certainly not I.

    I just give advice on practicalities. It's not as if you refused to move to an SSD because HDDs still work, now is it?
    So your argument that it looks different just seems weak.
    What about if, just like moving to SSD from HDD, that it is simply better?

    How would you know? Held back, simply because of your religious beliefs.

    You can buy a cheap SSD and install Windows 10 to it, leaving your Windows 7 install intact on the Samsung. Costs a mere £16 for an SSD. The benefit it that you can install Windows 10 Pro for free and give it some extensive testing, Then one can actually discuss the pros and cons.
    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 19th Aug 19, 10:02 AM
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    I donít have time for a full reply as Iím on my phone and literally have a couple mins left on my break.

    But the bit you put in bold. Iíd suggest you re-read as your statement immediately after the bold bit is absolutely 100% incorrect.

    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 19th Aug 19, 10:46 AM
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    I don’t have time for a full reply as I’m on my phone and literally have a couple mins left on my break.

    But the bit you put in bold. I’d suggest you re-read as your statement immediately after the bold bit is absolutely 100% incorrect.
    Originally posted by JustAnotherSaver
    That's ok. There's no rush. You can post your reasoned reply when you have time.
    But my reply is based on what you have written.
    You have given no tangible reason other than that you don't like the look of it.

    I have no intention of moving to Windows 10 as i don't like the look of it, simple as that really
    So no chance of me misquoting you. Your exact words.

    So perhaps best for you to re-read your own statements before replying.

    Just like you wrote that a Windows Update destroyed your install and you needed to reinstall your whole OS, I countered that with Windows 10, you can repair that without touching your data and applications.
    But you ignore common sense and just repeat your intangible 'religious' belief.

    You also wrote that you often forget to install Updates using your manual process.
    I informed you that you can defer Updates for months, if you wish, using Windows 10 Pro. Until you are sure any bugs have been ironed out.
    You also ignored that in your religious fervour.

    So come back with a sensible and intelligent argument. But be aware, that I don't care if you change or not.
    I just like intelligent debate. If you aren't able and the best you can do is "i don't like the look of it, simple as that really", you don't need to bother to reply, as I already understand all that I need to know about your train of thought.
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