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Windows 10 upgrade and Recovery Drive Space

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#1 Brad485


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Posted 09 June 2016 - 07:51 PM

Upgrading Windows 8.1 to 10 and I'm getting a warning that I'm running low on space in the Recovery Partition drive. Shouldn't Windows 10 just install over the Windows 8 system files? I'm not for sure what I should delete, if anything, in the Recovery drive to have the installing complete.





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#2 Brad485

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 07:56 PM

Can I run CCleaner or Windows Disk cleaner on the recovery drive to free up the needed space and to delete the old 8.1 system files?

Edited by Brad485, 09 June 2016 - 08:13 PM.

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 05:04 AM

It depends on what's on the Recovery drive.  Have you done anything to it, or stored any other files on it?

There's a lot of comments on the web about turning off the warnings, but not a lot about fixing them.  https://www.google.com/search?q=low+disk+space+on+recovery+drive+installing+Windows+10&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8


Have a look at the recovery drive and see if it has any files on it that aren't from the drive.

You can post a list of them here for us to have a look at if you don't know which are the good files and which are not.

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