Question how to prevent Windows Even Log from filling up disk ?

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Dear community,
After a lot of hesitation, I decided yesterday to update my windows 10 to the latest version 1903, but little did I know that I'd come soon to regret that. Right after the update I noticed I was only left with about 15 GB of free space when I had over 60 GB before it, but that is not the main problem, the free space that I had left continued to shrink to the point where it literally reached 0, I have never seen my C drive completely full before so that had me panicked. I looked it up and I found that the previous version of windows might be taking up space, so I deleted it, and it worked, I got 30 GB back just like that and decided to leave things as is. However! that 30 GB of free space started shrinking as well, I checked the task manager, and the culprit was Windows Event Log since it was the only one using the disk up to 100%. I couldn't stop the service no matter what I did, and I can't go back to the old version since I deleted it, so please could anyone shed some light on why this is happening and how to fix it? Thanks
 
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Well then open up the windows event viewer and take a look at what’s going on as suggested above
the thing is, it's using up my disk space as i type and i'm down to 17 GB now, isn't there a way to stop it at least stop temporarily until i figure out what's going on? I get "Windows could not stop the event log service on local computer/ Error 1061: the service cannot accept contro messages at this time" error message
 
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have you looked in event viewer to see if its a specific error repeating?

what are specs of the PC?

You might want to try this - https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.html
unfortunately, up until now i have never messed with the event viewer so i have absolutely no idea of how to find the problem in there.I have a 500 GB Disk with 175 GB for the C drive, 4 GB RAM, Intel G2020 CPU, Windows 10 Pro ver 1903.
by repairing windows, do my installed software stay where they are or will I have to reinstall them?
 
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I checked their size and it doesn't seem the logs are the ones taking up space, while i had the problem i noticed the Windows Error Reporting process appearing and disappearing continuously so i thought maybe the Error reports were the one taking up space, but they took a measly 400 MB of space. Still looking for a solution
 
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download and run WinDirStat and see what's eating the space. also, 175GB is NOT enough for an OS drive. 500GB minimum.
I found the event log files in the Temp folder, each file is from 1 to 5 MB of size adding up to 60 GB, and there is where my free space has gone. Big thanks for all help guys!
 

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