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Can I make windows update install on my hard drive even though windows 7 is on my SSD?

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August 24, 2014 2:41:35 PM

Im running out of room on my SSD because of windows updates. If this isn't possible to do, how do I delete the old updates? I did disk cleanup but I didn't get much space out of it.
August 24, 2014 2:50:36 PM


Did you delete your old restore points and shadow copies when running Disk Clean-up ??




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August 25, 2014 12:02:35 PM

ill try that out. how about this. i checked disk cleanup again today, and i saw temporary files (not temp internet files), and they take up 6 GB of space. are these ok to delete? i know temp internet files arent a big deal but ive never noticed just "temporary files".

heres a pic of what im talking about.

http://imgur.com/kz2AaHG
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August 25, 2014 2:16:48 PM

Clean 'em all out!

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If all your drivers are up to date (along with the OS), and things are running good -- Do a massive security scan(s) and when you're happy, set a new restore point take out all of your old restore points. If you've had the 'puter for 'awhile' and update a lot, you could easily have 40-50GB of space tied-up in old restore points and shadow copies.

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a c 594 $ Windows 7
August 25, 2014 2:29:33 PM

What size is your drive?
Have you turned off hibernation? (free up space equal to RAM)
Consider reducing your pagefile size, assuming you have enough RAM. Or move it to another drive.
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August 25, 2014 5:23:04 PM

i went ahead and deleted the temp files and got like 4 GB. as far as restore points go, i have none. which is weird, because when i built my pc i remember creating like 5 of them in a month as i was putting various programs on my computer. today was my first time doing disk cleanup, so I'm not sure why the old restore points were missing (i randomly checked the other day). if i set restore point, shouldn't it stay there forever unless i delete it?
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August 25, 2014 5:32:46 PM

kimura410 said:
i went ahead and deleted the temp files and got like 4 GB. as far as restore points go, i have none. which is weird, because when i built my pc i remember creating like 5 of them in a month as i was putting various programs on my computer. today was my first time doing disk cleanup, so I'm not sure why the old restore points were missing (i randomly checked the other day). if i set restore point, shouldn't it stay there forever unless i delete it?


There is a setting for total size of collected restore points. Once that limit is reached, old ones are automatically deleted.
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