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Windows 7: Hard Drive Filled Up

27 May 2018   #21
XP VM User

Windows7 Professional 64bit

I posted a new post.
I want to write shorter!
I visited the Windows Seven Forum Update problem area mentioned in Megahertz07's post above.

I found THIS!

Note for home users
This article is intended for Support agents and IT professionals. If you're looking for more information about fixing Windows update errors, please go to the following Windows websites:

I know "some" of this but NO WAY am I "Support agents and IT professionals."

I SHOULD post my own thread.

What do I call it so you know I wrote it upon seeing your link here?

I'm kidding with you.... but title should be: "I give up...shoot the computer?"


Because I know from other posts I did years ago:

1. I have no (or corrupted) CBS folder Told I should totally erase and reformat HDD and reinstall all 300 programs over again... (in my most wonderful dream when I actually have time and knowledge to do this feat!)

2. My VSS was corrupted by "something" it can't be a Virus as I had Norton at work (That was the day I got Malwarebytes to get anything Norton missed.

So... reading the instructions for DISS? and other CBS needs in the update section of Windows Seven Forums... I think I cannot do anything to provide you with diagnostic data... so what then? I give up????

Didn't want to be so down on last post in this thread!

So giving three cheers for JohnHD and fixing his HDD full problem!!! Carry on!

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28 May 2018   #22

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

Seems to me that way back in post #3
I stated to run CCleaner.

With default settings Windows/System it removes Temp files!

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19 Sep 2018   #23

Win7 Home Premium 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
See how big is C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download.
Is where windows store downloaded updates. Delete all them but the recent ones.
"Access Denied". How do I get around that?

See if there isn't Win 10 installation files on a c:\
Where would those be hiding?
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20 Sep 2018   #24

Windows 7 HP 64

Fist set Windows Explorer to show system folders and files and uncheck hide protected operating system files (Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Folder Options)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by enxio27 View Post
"Access Denied". How do I get around that?

Is your account a administrator type?

Where would those be hiding?

Navigate to the C:drive and look for these folders: $Windows.~WS and $Windows.~BT.
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