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If your PC is running low on không lấy phí space, you might not be able lớn install important Windows updates, and your PC’s performance may be affected. Here are some ways lớn không lấy phí up space so you can keep your PC up to date & running smoothly. These suggestions are listed in order, so start with the first one, see if that helps, & then continue khổng lồ the next one if it doesn"t.

To kiểm tra the total disk space left on your Windows 10 device, select File Explorer from the taskbar, & then select This PC on the left. The available space on your drive will appear under Devices and drives.

Note: If you follow the steps below và continue lớn have sầu trouble updating Windows because of low disk space, resetting or reinstalling Windows might help. For more info, see Reinstall Windows 10.

If you"re getting a Low Disk Space error because of a full Temp folder

If you used Disk Cleanup khổng lồ không tính phí up space on your device & then see a Low Disk Space error, it’s possible that your Temp folder is quickly filling up with application (.appx) files that are used by timnhaviet.vn Store. For more info, see Low Disk Space error due to lớn a full Temp thư mục.

Free up space with Storage Sense

Storage Sense can automatically không tính phí up drive sầu space for you by getting rid of items that you don"t need, like temporary files & items in your Recycle Bin. For more info, see Manage drive sầu space with Storage Sense.

Free up space with Disk Cleanup

If your system doesn"t have Storage sense, you can use the Disk Cleanup tool to delete temporary files and system files from your device.

In the tìm kiếm box on the taskbar, type disk cleanup, then select itfrom the results.

Select the kiểm tra box next to lớn the type of files you want lớn delete. (To view a mô tả tìm kiếm of each type of tệp tin, select the name.) By mặc định, Downloaded Program Files, Temporary Internet Files, & Thumbnails are selected. Be sure to lớn clear those check boxes if you don"t want lớn delete those files.

To không tính phí up even more space, select Clean up system files, & then select the type of system files you want to lớn delete. Disk Cleanup will take a few moments khổng lồ calculate the amount of space that can be freed up.

Note: If it’s been fewer than 10 days since you upgraded to Windows 10, your previous version of Windows will be listed as a system tệp tin you can delete. If you need khổng lồ free up drive space, you can delete it, but keep in mind that you"ll be deleting your Windows.old thư mục, which contains files that give sầu you the option lớn go baông xã to your previous version of Windows. If you delete your previous version of Windows, this can"t be undone. (You won"t be able to go bachồng lớn your previous version of Windows.)

After you’ve selected the types of files you want to lớn delete, select OK, and then select Delete files in the confirmation window to lớn start the cleanup.


There"s also an option in Disk Cleanup lớn Compress your OS drive. Selecting this option compresses the drive on which Windows is installed, helping you gain extra space khổng lồ install important updates. This action does not delete the contents of this drive sầu, & you shouldn"t experience problems opening và saving files from the compressed drive sầu. 

After you install the update, you can manually decompress the OS drive at any time. To do this, select File Explorer  from the taskbar, & in the left pane, select This PC. Right-click or tap & hold the OS drive sầu (usually disk C), and then select Properties on the shortcut menu. Clear the Compress this drive khổng lồ save sầu disk space kiểm tra box, và then select Apply OK

Free up space khổng lồ install the lakiểm tra Windows 10 update

Windows 10 may indicate that it needs more space khổng lồ get the lademo Windows 10 feature update. You can use an external storage device lớn help you complete the update.

To learn more, see Free up space to lớn install the latest Windows 10 update. 

Note: You may need to lớn use a micro-USB adapter if your device doesn"t have sầu a standard USB port. 

Delete personal files or move them to an external storage device

Personal files such as videos, music, photos, và documents can take up a lot of space on your device. To see which files are using the most space:

Select File Explorer  from the taskbar & find the files you want to move sầu.

Under This PC in the thực đơn on the left, select a folder to see what files are saved in it. The Videos, Music, Pictures, và Downloads folders usually contain the largest files that you’ve saved lớn your device.

To see the form size of the files in a thư mục, select View > Details. Right-cliông xã in the open space and then select Sort by > Size to lớn show the largest files at the top of the menu.

If there are files you no longer need on your device, you can either delete them or move them to lớn an external storage device like a USB drive sầu or an SD card.

Note: If you delete any files, remember lớn empty the Recycle Bin lớn completely remove them from your device and không tính tiền up space.

To move photos, music, videos, or other files that you want to lớn keep but don"t use very often, consider saving them lớn an external storage device lượt thích a USB drive sầu or an SD card. You"ll still be able khổng lồ use them when the drive sầu is connected, but they won"t take up space on your PC.

Connect an external storage device lượt thích a USB drive or SD card khổng lồ your PC.

Select File Explorer  from the taskbar và go khổng lồ the thư mục that contains the files you want to move sầu.

Select the files, select the Home tab, & then select Move to > Choose location.

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Select the external storage device you connected in the location menu, and then select Move sầu.

Save new personal files khổng lồ another drive

Saving new files to another drive sầu will help prsự kiện low space problems on that drive in the future, so you won’t have to lớn move your files to another drive sầu repeatedly. Instead of saving all your new files lớn the mặc định drive sầu, you can save sầu some of them lớn a different drive that has more miễn phí space.

Under More storage settings, select Change where new nội dung is saved.

For each nội dung type, select a drive sầu from the drop-down thực đơn. If the drive you want khổng lồ use isn"t listed there, make sure it"s connected to your PC.

Turn on OneDrive Files On-Demand 

Note: OneDrive sầu Files On-Dem& requires Windows 10 version 1709 or later and OneDrive client version 17.3.7064.1005 or later. To see which version of Windows you’re running, select Start  > Settings  > System  > About . To see which version of the OneDrive client you have sầu installed, see Which version of OneDrive sầu am I using? mở cửa About settings 

You can save sầu space by turning on OneDrive sầu Files On-Dem&, which stores a smaller placeholder file on your hard drive sầu instead of the full-kích thước file that"s stored in your OneDrive account in the cloud. You"ll be able khổng lồ get lớn your OneDrive sầu files from your PC without having lớn use up hard-drive sầu space downloading full-size versions of them all. See Learn about OneDrive Files On-Dem& for more info.

Run antivi khuẩn software

Sometimes a virus or other malware can consume significant hard-drive space by corrupting your system files. If you suspect your PC is infected with malware, use an antivirus program lượt thích Windows Defender to run a virut scan và cleanup. If this doesn"t fix the problem, you might need to rephối your PC.

Get additional help

If you’ve followed the instructions here but still need help freeing up space on your device, you can tương tác timnhaviet.vn tư vấn to lớn chat with a timnhaviet.vn agent. This is also recommended if your attempts to lớn miễn phí up drive space trigger particular error codes that you need help resolving.

The following questions concern low disk space and Windows Update specifically. Learn more about Windows Update.

How will I know if I don’t have enough không tính phí disk space lớn install updates?

When there isn’t enough không tính tiền space available to install an update, a pop-up notification will prompt you that additional space is required khổng lồ install the update. 

When you select Fix issues, you"ll be informed about how much additional space is needed. You"ll also be notified that you can use an external storage device so that you don’t need to không tính tiền up quite as much space on your system drive. Learn how to free up space lớn install Windows updates. 


The total miễn phí disk space your device requires lớn complete an update varies. Typically, feature updates require 6 GB–11 GB or more of không lấy phí space, while quality updates require 2 GB–3 GB or more. Learn about the difference between a feature update & a chất lượng update. 

Why does Windows require additional space during the update process?

You need disk space to lớn download the update, tải về new versions of any optional features and languages that are currently installed, và to apply the update. Additional space is temporarily required khổng lồ tư vấn removal of the update (typically for 10 days). This space can be reclaimed after the update is completed. To bởi this, Select Start  > Settings  > System  > Storage > Free up space now.xuất hiện Storage settings 

The update is compressed lớn reduce download form size.

Note: For devices with reserved storage, an update will first use the reserved storage space before using other disk space. For more info, see How reserved storage works in Windows 10.

Why does the amount of space required lớn update Windows vary so much?

The space required to complete a feature update depends on two factors: which update path is followed & the kích cỡ of optional content and other updates that apply to your PC when the feature update is installed.

Note: For devices with reserved storage, an update will first use the reserved storage space before using other disk space. For more info, see How reserved storage works in Windows 10.

Windows follows three different feature update paths, depending on the amount of disk space currently available.

1. For PCs with plenty of free disk space

Windows automatically tries khổng lồ complete more of the update process in the background while you use your PC. This significantly reduces the time your PC will be offline (or unusable) during the update, although it might temporarily use more disk space to complete the update. Learn more about our efforts to lớn reduce offline time during updates (English only at this time).

2. For PCs with limited không tính phí space but still enough to lớn complete the update automatically

Windows will automatically optimize for reducing the amount of free disk space required to lớn install the update. This will result in a longer offline install time.

3. For PCs that don"t have sầu enough space khổng lồ automatically install the update

Windows will prompt you lớn không lấy phí up disk space or use external storage to temporarily extkết thúc the storage on your PC. If you use an external storage device, Windows won’t need as much không tính tiền space on the system drive sầu as it temporarily uses your external storage.

Across each of these update paths, the total amount of không lấy phí disk space required will vary, depending on the optional nội dung installed & other updates that apply lớn your PC. For example:

Driver updates. OEMs and other hardware partners sometimes publish new graphics, networking, audio, & other drivers in conjunction with the new OS update. The kích thước of these drivers can vary significantly, depending on your PC and on which drivers have been updated.

OS unique updates. During a feature update, Windows tries to lớn download and automatically install the latest quality update so that your PC is fully up to date when you start using it. Shortly after the feature update is released, the chất lượng update for that feature update could be as small as a few hundred MB, but as more quality & security changes are implemented, the chất lượng update can increase in kích cỡ to 1 GB or more.If your PC is short on disk space, you can download và install the quality update after the feature update is complete.

Finally, Windows Update will temporarily disable hiberfile.sys, pagetệp tin.sys, và other system files in order khổng lồ use the space these files typically consume khổng lồ apply the feature update. Any files that are disabled lớn apply the update will be automatically re-enabled when the update is complete. Because these files vary in form size depending on how you use your PC & the amount of RAM your PC has, even in cases where two different PCs have sầu the exact same OS image, the amount of không tính phí disk space required to complete an update may vary.

The combination of update path và features means there’s a wide range of miễn phí disk space required lớn complete an update. Here are a few examples for PCs updating khổng lồ Windows version 1803: 

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