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How to Fix Not Enough Disk Space Error for Windows Update?

2016-11-22 16:17:38 Posted by Tracy King to Partition Manager

Summary:
Fail to update Windows 10/8/7 or Windows in-place upgrade failure due to not enough disk space error in your PC? Powerful and effective methods are available here to help you fix not enough disk error for Windows upgrade with ease now.

Are you having obstacles such as not enough disk space that block your computer from loading or completing new Windows 10/8/7 etc update? Failed to perform an in-place Windows update due to not enough disk space in your PC? 

If you are having similar problems and cannot complete Windows system upgrade process with not enough disk space, don’t worry. Here below you’ll find some solutions to fix not enough disk space error for Windows update with ease now:

Tip: Backup important data and system in advance
Fix 1. Clean up junk files to fix not enough disk space error
Fix 2. Delete unnecessary files to fix not enough disk space error
Fix 3. Clean up File History to free up disk space
Fix 4. Uninstall useless apps to free up space
Fix 5. Change system disk to a larger disk by cloning system
Note: Do remember to backup important data firstly so to avoid unexpected data loss error due to system update.

Tip: Backup important data and system in advance

Professional Windows backup software such as EaseUS Todo Back supports you to backup system and data for free within 30 days with ease. After creating backups for system and data, you may follow below steps to fix not enough disk space error for system update now.

Fix 1. Clean up junk files to fix not enough disk space error

Professional partition manager software can help you simply fix not enough disk error by cleaning up junk files in your system disk for free. You may try powerful partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master to clean up junk files in system disk so to free up space in PC by simple clicks. 
You can free download and install it in your PC, then follow to see how to clean up junk files and free up disk space for fixing not enough disk error:

1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master and click Cleanup and Optimization. Then choose Junk File Cleanup.
2. Then you can click Analyze to let EaseUS Partition Master to find junk files in your PC.

Clean up junk files that cause not enough disk space in your PC.

3. You can check and choose junk files and click Clean up.
All selected junk files will be cleaned and thoroughly deleted from your PC then.

Fix not enough disk space error for Windows update.

According to follow these steps, your system junk files, browsing histories, even Windows built-in applications or other applications stored in your system disk, can all be removed and cleaned up. Then you’ll get enough space for loading and installing new Windows system in your PC. You may also apply this software to extend system and system reserved partition to solve not enough disk error for Windows upgrade. 

Fix 2. Delete unnecessary files to fix not enough disk space error

1. Press Windows + I > Click on System > Storage;
2. Select drive you want to analyze and you can see Windows categorizes the content based on default folders, apps and games, system files etc;
3. If you want to delete its content, click the view button to open the folder location and then delete the files you don’t need;
4. Go back to Storage usage and click on Temporary files; You will get a Windows list of temporary files including Temporary files, Download folder, Recycle bin and more. Click on the button of the content you want to remove to follow the instructions to delete the files;
5. Go back to Storage usage and now click Other
Windows will lose all folder that couldn’t be categorized and you can identify which folder are using the most storage space, click on them to access the location; Select the content and right-click it, select Delete to remove the files and folder.

Fix 3. Clean up File History to free up disk space

  • Press Windows + X to open the Power User menu and select Control Panel;
  • Click File History > Click Advanced settings on the left panel;

Change the default options under Versions by clicking the drop down menu on the right for Save copies of files and Keep saved versions to the best options that suit your needs such as Every 12 hours and 3 month etc.

  • Click Clean up versions > select the file versions you want to delete from the drop down menu; If you want to get the most space by only keeping one version of files, click All but the latest one option.
  • Click the Clean up button to complete the process and click Save changes button on Advanced settings to commit the new changes. 

Fix 4. Uninstall useless apps to free up space

  • Press Windows + I and click System > Apps & features;
  • Identify applications you don’t need, select and click Uninstall;
  • Confirm and click the second Uninstall button.

If you need to uninstall a Windows Store app, no further action is needed;
If it’s a legacy desktop application, follow the on-screen directions to complete the uninstall.

Fix 5. Change system disk to a larger disk by cloning system

If you have a bigger or new disk, you can choose to add a new disk to your PC and change system disk to larger or new disk by cloning system so to fix not enough disk space error.

All you need is a powerful system clone software and here we’d like to recommend you try EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation for free changing disk with Windows install in 30 days. You can click change system hard drive without reinstalling Windows to fix not enough disk space for Windows upgrade issue now.