1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I just installed Windows 7.1 Professional on a 70GB SSD partition (I'm using Bootcamp on an iMac). I'm trying to upgrade to Windows 10, but the installation says I need to have 8GB of free space. Looking at the partition information, it says I only have 6GB free. How is that?

    What can I need to delete?
    11-24-2015 03:15 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Do you have anything installed on Windows 7? Games? Movies?

    Have you run Disk Cleanup?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-24-2015 05:27 PM
  3. Guardsix's Avatar
    This is a fresh install. There are no programs/apps other than what Win7 Pro installed. I don't even have an anti-virus or malware program installed.

    I have ran Disk Cleanup several times, including cleaning system files. That doesn't seem to change much.

    Thanks for your response.
    Last edited by Guardsix; 11-25-2015 at 11:16 AM. Reason: Dumb typing mistakes.
    11-25-2015 11:15 AM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    that is super weird, Windows 7 should be able to fit into 20 GB of space.

    Something is wrong... but I'm not sure what if this is a clean install.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-25-2015 05:42 PM
  5. DavidinCT's Avatar
    that is super weird, Windows 7 should be able to fit into 20 GB of space.

    Something is wrong... but I'm not sure what if this is a clean install.
    Agreed, a Windows 7 ultimate should take only 15-18gb after updated. It's possable that you have Windows updates pending for install but, to take up 40-50 is crazy.

    I have 2 laptops in my home and BOTH have a 60gb SSD in them....One is used every day with tons of apps including Office installed...and there is still 20+gb free...
    12-02-2015 11:33 AM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Moved to General Desktop PC discussion forum, since this topic is not about phones.
    12-06-2015 11:02 PM
  7. SofiaAsif's Avatar
    I have installed windows 8.1 and my C space to low can you help me what i can do?
    12-07-2015 08:09 AM
  8. pankaj981's Avatar
    I have installed windows 8.1 and my C space to low can you help me what i can do?
    1) Install all pending updates
    2) Clean all temp files using Disk Cleanup
    3) If your machine is running alright then delete all System Restore Points (this is risky but gives back space)
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-07-2015 08:19 AM
  9. Monim Al's Avatar
    Usually it takes around 16 GB. It is really wired. Try to re-install.
    02-18-2016 10:02 PM
  10. Richardry's Avatar
    Perhaps you still enable Superfetch. Try to disable it.

    You can find it on Control Panel, . under System and Security, then Administrative Tools. In the Services, right click Superfetch, then Properties, and expand the option Automatic to click Disabled. Finally, tap on the Stop button below the box you clicked and click OK after it finishes the process.
    03-29-2016 04:02 PM

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