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Windows taking up alot of storage.

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Granteh, Aug 8, 2018.

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  1. Granteh

    Granteh Thread Starter

    Aug 8, 2018
    Hi, so i recently just bought a new laptop for gaming with a 256gb SSD. I have noticed under storage that its split into 2 drives. (C: and D:).
    The C: drive is the one using all the space atm and is currently using 65/155gb (i have nothing installed). This is also after i performed a disk cleanup of the drive and removed my windows.old file.
    When i go in further its the System&Reserved thats taking up most of it.
    Further again and its the system files thats using 47gb. It says these files help windows run and my PC wont work without them.

    Anyway im a little concerned that ive lost so much space before I’ve even got into using the Laptop and am wondering what could be using it up.

    Any help is HUGELY appreciated and sorry for the long post!

    Thanks :)
  2. lochlomonder


    Jul 24, 2015
    What's one the D:\ partition? Is it a recovery drive?
  3. dmccoy


    Oct 7, 2017
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    I would start by using the following program to show exactly what is taking up the most space. Post a screenshot once it is ran.

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