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MSI Computer - Low SSD Space

Mar 30, 2018 7:35PM PDT

Okay, so, I've been having this issue for a few days now. I constantly get a pop-up about low SSD space, and how it can cause problems if I don't make space. I checked my storage and the C drive is basically full.

Apps and Games and System and Reserved are the main things that are taking up space. I constantly did disk cleanups and uninstalled some things, but it only cleared a bit of space and I'm still getting the messages. Problem is, most of the apps taking up space are the ones I cannot uninstall.
What am I supposed to do? Is this a problem I need to fix? Really don't want this computer breaking on me. Please help if possible.

Thanks

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What version of Windows?
Mar 30, 2018 7:47PM PDT

And what size is that SSD? Is it too small for this use?

I will likely write about turning off then back on System Restore so research that as you find answers.

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Windows 10..
Mar 30, 2018 8:15PM PDT

According to the Amazon listing the hard drive size is 1,000 GB. Not sure if that's what you meant, couldn't find the SSD size listed anywhere in the computer files. Probably why I'm in the newbies section of this site. My apologies.

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Re: SSD size
Mar 31, 2018 12:30AM PDT

1. The SSD most likely is the c:-drive. Go to File Explorer, right click on it and in the properties it shows both the total and the used space. Tell those.
2. Then go to https://www.jam-software.de/customers/downloadTrial.php?article_no=80, install that program and tell us the space used by the top 5 folders listed.
3. Why can't you uninstall those apps?

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Hdd
Mar 31, 2018 5:09AM PDT

Post a link to this hdd.

Tell how many physical disk are in this machine.....open the case and look.

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That almost helped.
Mar 31, 2018 8:57AM PDT

This looks to be the usual combo SSD and HDD. These are very hard on unseasoned users especially if the SSD Drive C is the usual 128GB size.

Users fill that up in a week from my experience and training them to constantly be on the lookout for installing to drive D is sometimes fruitless. They just don't want to work that hard.

Fix? Install a bigger SSD drive.

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Found it
Mar 31, 2018 2:51PM PDT

Alright, I'm slightly stupid. The C:-Drive says 119 GB, 114 GB used. The D:-Drive is basically empty.
I don't know why I can't uninstall these apps.. they were automatically installed onto my computer when I bought it.
I believe it is just SSD and HDD.
I've had my computer for a few months now and I'm just now having these problems. I did think about installing to the D drive but found it was more complicated than expected. If I could get a clear tutorial on how to do it I might be able to, but it's doubtful knowing how I am.
How would I install a bigger SSD drive?

Thanks for all the help.

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I did a clean install of W10 to an 120GB SSD
Mar 31, 2018 3:39PM PDT

After the install I had 99GB free. But it is very important to watch what we install.

I have yet to find 90GB being installed without our control. Unless the user is very new and just hits OK a lot.

Let's hear what's in the Settings, Apps today.

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SSD Brand?
Apr 2, 2018 6:58AM PDT

Hello Kodinx. What is the brand of your SSD?


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