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Windows 7 freed up ~8GB during update?

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Windows 7 updated itself on my main rig last night... At the time I had about 800mb free on my SSD (C drive). Turned my rig on this morning and the SSD had ~8.5 gb free. Where did the other 8gb go?
Edited by BigJeebz - 4/16/11 at 1:52pm
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Temp files deleted and/or restore points removed?
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Temp files deleted and/or restore points removed?
Are either of those things it would generally do on it's own though?
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yea same thing happened here as well, went from having a +-1 gig left to 8 outta nowhere
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BigJeebz View Post
Are either of those things it would generally do on it's own though?
Windows Update itself creates lots of temp files. If you don't run Disk Cleanup or CCleaner, I'm guessing it deleted some old temp files to make space. 800 MB free is just too little.
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Sometime in the last week I gained about 3GB of freespace on my SSD also. I don't have my temp files on it either. I'm guessing the update cleared out some older system files.
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post #7 of 11
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Windows Update itself creates lots of temp files. If you don't run Disk Cleanup or CCleaner, I'm guessing it deleted some old temp files to make space. 800 MB free is just too little.
I usually run CCleaner once a week. Having so little space left on my ssd I'm always trying to keep it clean.
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post #8 of 11
Search for a folder called'Recycler' in all your drives.
Its malware folder and takes up loads of space.

Its hidden so disable hidden.
Its in first directory right after you double click c,d,any drive.
Shift+del it!
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by thetechfreak View Post
Search for a folder called'Recycler' in all your drives.
Its malware folder and takes up loads of space.

Its hidden so disable hidden.
Its in first directory right after you double click c,d,any drive.
Shift+del it!
I can't seem to find this folder, can you be more precise? I disabled hidden folders and searched the C drive... no luck.
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post #10 of 11
You don't have it then

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