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Old 07-14-2018, 12:03 AM
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'F" disk? It's very unusual to find a PC with system drives beyond the "D" drive. If the 'F" drive is a removable drive you might resolve the issue by inserting a larger drive. Windows update can usually work on a 16gb USB drive, might take forever though. Clean your PC CrapCleaner (CCleaner), and be sure to get rid of all your old Windows updates and logs.

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Old 07-14-2018, 11:39 AM
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Start with a little bit of house cleaning. Empty the recycle bin, then go into windows explorer and right click on a drive and find the disk cleanup button and purge everything, do this again but instead click on the clean system files and again purge all the files. Do this for each drive. (See pics 1 & 2)

Then do some digging and do some manual purging. First make sure in the folder options you have turned on (see pic 3). Delete any folders in the root directories that look like they have random file name, these are normally temp folders for software installs. (When I say purge, delete the contents of the folder and not the folder itself.) Next start digging in the drive for any "temp" folders such as C:\Users\micro\AppData\Local\Temp were micro shown here is any one of the user names for the computer and purge any files in these folders. Look also in the \Windows folder there are also temp folders sometime buried several levels down. Purge any Temporary Internet Files folders you find. Some application create their own temp folders (see pic 4) these can usually be purged or deleted as the applications will recreate as necessary.

Generally if a file is in a temp folder it can be deleted safely, some files will not delete because they are in use, just leave them alone. This assumes you are not storing your personal data and files in a temp folder (very very poor practice).

After you purge the files then empty the recycle bin again. Do these purges for each HDD that shows up on your computer. I do this house keeping routine once a month on my systems. Don't be surprised if you free up several dozen Gig of space and delete thousands of files, this is normal for a machine that hasn't been cleaned in a while (or ever). Drop me a PM if you have more questions.
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:50 AM
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'F" disk? It's very unusual to find a PC with system drives beyond the "D" drive. If the 'F" drive is a removable drive you might resolve the issue by inserting a larger drive. Windows update can usually work on a 16gb USB drive, might take forever though. Clean your PC CrapCleaner (CCleaner), and be sure to get rid of all your old Windows updates and logs.
The "F" disc or similarly higher labeled drives are normally a recovery volume created on the physical drive by the system manufacturer creates that some software updates will attempt to use, the W10 upgrade is famous for doing this and can cause problems. Do a cleanup of the drive like I mentioned in my previous post to clean up some of this.

Below is a screen shot from one of my computers that shows the drives (yes I'm a computer geek) where you'll see the second and ninth drives don't have letter assigned and are labeled as EFI System and OEM partitions, these sometimes are assigned drive letters and will be the source of the problem because of the size and free space available.
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:28 PM
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The "F" disc or similarly higher labeled drives are normally a recovery volume created on the physical drive by the system manufacturer creates that some software updates will attempt to use, the W10 upgrade is famous for doing this and can cause problems. Do a cleanup of the drive like I mentioned in my previous post to clean up some of this.

Below is a screen shot from one of my computers that shows the drives (yes I'm a computer geek) where you'll see the second and ninth drives don't have letter assigned and are labeled as EFI System and OEM partitions, these sometimes are assigned drive letters and will be the source of the problem because of the size and free space available.
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Now that's what I consider an answer! (one post above.)
CCleaner will do the majority of what you suggest and also remove internet cache directories.

Most users are not aware of the other 'drives', by default Windows does not show Hidden or System folders, or hidden partitions. I see you have turned the view option on. Windows should not be using those hidden drives, areas for temporary storage updates.

Your cleaning suggestion post should be a sticky here. I've seen sooooo many requests for help that would be fixed by following your suggestions.

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Old 07-15-2018, 08:06 AM
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One of the reasons I don't start a Chromebook thread is because it is so easy to use, doesn't get viruses and doesn't need all the help people here offer.

I do recognize that people spent good money on a PC and that some people need a PC for the programs they need for work or home entertainment, after all, I too have a laptop running Windows 7 (although I plan on stop using it next year). But, I use my Chromebook 99% of the time because it IS so easy to use. People can do what I did, buy a cheap Chromebook and test it out, it's not an all or nothing decision. I've upgrade my Chromebook twice now and I plan on getting a even newer one in the year or so. Like all PCs, newer ones have more power to run new apps.

The more you learn about Chromebooks the more I think you be impressed. For over 40 years we've been directed by Apple and Microsoft on what a computer should be.

By the way, did you know Chromebooks out sold the Apple Mac in 2016?

You get 15GB free with your Gmail account and can get 100GB more for only $1.99/mo. It's all on the cloud, so there is no need for backups.
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:11 AM
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@Goldwingnut
Now that's what I consider an answer! (one post above.)
CCleaner will do the majority of what you suggest and also remove internet cache directories.

Most users are not aware of the other 'drives', by default Windows does not show Hidden or System folders, or hidden partitions. I see you have turned the view option on. Windows should not be using those hidden drives, areas for temporary storage updates.

Your cleaning suggestion post should be a sticky here. I've seen sooooo many requests for help that would be fixed by following your suggestions.

(PC repair 25 years)
I used to use ccleaner when cleaning school computers. The past few years I have become suspicious of free software. What do you think?

I forget now if this can be done. Can I download ccleaner and check it for malware before I install it? I just have the anti virus that windows provides for free on windows 8.1.

And don't you think that starting with duplicate file finder is a good idea?
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:49 AM
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I used to use ccleaner when cleaning school computers. The past few years I have become suspicious of free software. What do you think?

I forget now if this can be done. Can I download ccleaner and check it for malware before I install it? I just have the anti virus that windows provides for free on windows 8.1.

And don't you think that starting with duplicate file finder is a good idea?
CrapCleaner (now CCleaner) is a phenomenal free tool for regular PC maintenance. It also includes a formidable registry cleaner and duplicate file finder. Also look at the Startup tool. Here you can stop memory hogging Just-in-case apps from running.

A great place to find the best free malware scrubbed applications is:

Ninite - Install or Update Multiple Apps at Once

Just use the free version, check off the apps you want, D/L and install. (Excellent method to try stuff out.)

A great source for reviews on freeware:

Gizmo's Freeware

AntiVirus for Win 8.1 (Defender, free from Microsoft) is quite adequate for that type of protection. Combined with regular scanning by the free version of Malwarebytes you should have no worries. You get the full version for 14 days then you can revert it to the free version. Just UPDATE not UPGRADE.

I exclusively use free Windows software. I have found that no paid application has any feature that I cannot find a free substitute. (if you have a need for a particular tool just ask, I've tried them all.)

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Old 07-15-2018, 10:32 AM
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CrapCleaner (now CCleaner) is a phenomenal free tool for regular PC maintenance. It also includes a formidable registry cleaner and duplicate file finder.

A great place to find the best free malware scrubbed applications is:

Ninite - Install or Update Multiple Apps at Once

Just use the free version, check off the apps you want, D/L and install. (Excellent method to try stuff out.)

AntiVirus for Win 8.1 (Defender) is quite adequate for that type of protection. Combined with regular scanning by the free version of Malwarebytes you should have no worries. Yoy get the full version for 14 days then you can revert it to the free version. Just UPDATE not UPGRADE.
I forgot about ninite. I used that a lot at work too along with ghost. I was too lazy and suspicious to upgrade to 10. Looks like that might have saved me.
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