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Windows 7: disk clean up

17 Mar 2014   #1

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
disk clean up

Hi, I am doing a disk clean up to free upto 80gb but it is taking so long.. would like to know what can be the reason for that..

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17 Mar 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Wily, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Freeing up 80GB of space using Disk Cleanup alone can take a while.

It also depends on how the hard drive is connected, and how fast that connection rate it. If it's say an external hard drive connected to a USB 2.0 port, then it may take a long time to finish since USB 2.0 connections are slow.
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17 Mar 2014   #3

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thank you brink.. I will check it out..
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20 Mar 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Like Brink said.
That's a lot of space for disk clean up to work with. It also depends on the speed of you hard drive.
Here is a useful application for checking the speed of your hard drive: HD Tune website
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