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OS 8 system, 3.55 gb free space with 414 gb used.


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#1 bc57

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 01:35 PM

OS 8 system shows 3.55 gb free space with 414 gb used. Is that normal?

 

I had a message that said I had 1.?? gb of space available so I used disk cleanup. went to use restart and it asked to update then restart. I did. It took 1/2 hour for that to finish and then looked at the properties of c and d drive and was surprised at the amount of space used in c drive.

 



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 01:50 PM

General rule is Windows needs 15% of C: to be free space in the Windows partition.

 

15% of a 400GB partition is 60GB, by my estimate...that's the amount of data files that need to go somewhere else.

 

You can use a tool like WinDirStat to see what is filling up your partitions/drives.

 

You can expect Windows to malperform with so little free space as you currently have.

 

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 01:53 PM

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
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Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
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The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
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In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 02:13 PM

Here are the results from speccy

 

Thank you

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http://speccy.piriform.com/results/HKhvCtfY4jirx5KpoO77R4i



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 02:29 PM

Louis is spot on.

 

You have 2.49GB, that's 1% free space.

 

Your partition 0 has 696GB of free space, I would suggest you move data from the C: drive to this partition and get back to where the C: drive has at least 15% free space.


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 09:30 AM

Thanks to all for your help.

I used the WinDirStat app and found that skydrive has 367 GB of data. Is it safe to delete sky drive? 

 

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 10:05 AM

This may help you.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/delete-files-restore


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