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Windows 7: Windows 7: Disk Cleanup fails for small capacity hard drives

04 May 2018   #31
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi GuglyBu,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GuglyBu View Post
Seeing as how my installer folder is huge, I ran across this thread, which suggests some methods of reducing the size of installer folder. In particular, I've seen the PatchCleaner option and Compressing the folder option.
I have never tried or done this myself so I don't know what the implications of it are.
Perhaps someone who has done this or has knowledge of it will be able to shed some light!

I hope this helps!


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04 May 2018   #32
GuglyBu

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

After some further reading, I have decided to compress my installer folder. It freed about 6GB and now I have a total of ~31.5GB free space (see screenshot), which I believed should have been enough, but disk cleanup still terminates without freeing anything...

At this point I don't know what the problem is and how to continue from here. I'm up for any ideas...


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04 May 2018   #33
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

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04 May 2018   #34
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

I'm curious to see what the SURT tool finds!
Try running it and post logs: The logs are temporary in that location.
Download System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64 ...
Log location:
C:\Windows\Logs\CBS
CheckSUR.log only
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04 May 2018   #35
GuglyBu

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
I'm curious to see what the SURT tool finds!
Try running it and post logs: The logs are temporary in that location.
Download System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64 ...
Log location:
C:\Windows\Logs\CBS
CheckSUR.log only
I did as you said, here is the log:

Code:
=================================
Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.22471
Package Version 26.0
2018-05-04 18:34
Checking Windows Servicing Packages
Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs
Checking Package Watchlist
Checking Component Watchlist
Checking Packages
Checking Component Store
Summary:
Seconds executed: 320
 No errors detected
Customer Experience report successfully uploaded.  Thank you for participating.  For more information, see the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program on the Microsoft web site.
Seems fine... Any more ideas?
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04 May 2018   #36
GuglyBu

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
It says it is already installed
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04 May 2018   #37
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

I thought it was, it's a 2015 KB
Short of larger SSD, Restore to Factory state or Repair Install, then as the updates are installed run disk cleanup as you go, or deleting some of the Toshiba junkware, I'm out of ideas. But as you said, it just prolongs the inevitable, lack of disk space.

I have a couple of these in my older laptops, $69 US
Crucial MX500 250GB SATA 2.5-inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter)
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