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    I have not done a clean Windows install for years and I started with 50GB in C: drive
    Now even after much cleaning and uninstalling programs I cannot even get 5GB to free!
    This is unusually suspicious to me cause I don't have any big programs installed in my PC let alone in C: drive
    I am suspecting that program residues over the years have added up to consume space
    I would really appreciate any tips to clean C: drive as if it was a new install or at least close to it
    One recommendation I got was to use WinDirStat to detect big chunks and delete them manually
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    install windows from dvd, it will give you the option to format c drive before installing the os.

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    Reinstall Windows. When installing format the C:\ drive. And use a better uninstaller like IOBit Advanced Uninstaller or others in the market. These programs completely clean installations by deleting residue files and system registry entries done by the progarams

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybaris Caesar View Post
    Reinstall Windows. When installing format the C:\ drive. And use a better uninstaller like IOBit Advanced Uninstaller or others in the market. These programs completely clean installations by deleting residue files and system registry entries done by the progarams
    Quote Originally Posted by йЦммєя³¹ View Post
    I would like to prevent Reinstalling the whole OS again if possible.

    Maybe I was not clear but I would like to prevent reinstalling the whole OS again if possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by йЦммєя³¹ View Post
    Maybe I was not clear but I would like to prevent reinstalling the whole OS again if possible.
    GOOD LUCK with that -_____-

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    Maybe try CCleaner and its extension CEnhancer or sth -_-

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    CCEnhancer* Damn the edit button don't work

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    Quote Originally Posted by йЦммєя³¹ View Post
    Maybe I was not clear but I would like to prevent reinstalling the whole OS again if possible.
    do you update windows?

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    also, is hybernation turned off or on?

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    Turn off system restore and hibernation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emroz_2272 View Post
    do you update windows?

    also, is hybernation turned off or on?
    No, never updated windows once and yes Hybernation is turned on because I do Sleep PC often but I can turn it off if it helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by cloaked View Post
    Turn off system restore and hibernation.
    This seem to have some effect. Thanks.
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    You have already done what I was about to suggest (hibernation)
    And if you don't update then there is no chance of large files being stored locally on your hdd.
    However, you can check your hdd for checking what is taking up space. You may look at the following link for a few tools

    https://www.raymond.cc/blog/find-out...-drive-spaces/

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    You can free up a lot of space, press start+R, this will bring up the run menu, type "%temp%" then hit enter. This will take you to the temporary folder, you can delete everything that's within it, I can also suggest using Windows Disk Cleanup and third party softwares like Glary utilities or Ccleaner. If you need further help, we can do a Teamviewer session and I'll help you out.
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    Go to Disk Cleanup for C drive, click "Clean up system files", go to "More options" tab, clean up "System restore and Shadow copies".

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    Since he says he never updated the windows, I reckon his Disk Clean Up utility could very well be outdated..

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