[SOLVED] Windows 10 Store

nbartolo7

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Anyone knows what the "free up space" option that appears after you click on install of a game in the windows store? I clicked it just to see what it would do (like perhaps redirect me somewhere), but my PC froze for a while and I never got to see what it did. Anyone tried that yet?
 

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I think thats just there in case you want to clear up space before installing it.
it seems when you download a game from Microsoft it needs space on both C drive and the destination drive. You shouldn't have a problem.

this person got same options when downloading but only has 1gb free on C, so it won't work - https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/gears-of-wars-4-free-up-some-drive-space-prevent/5b028a1f-2e1a-4a68-bc9c-bcba7dc7c23f and the pages shown are slightly different for them.

I don't think it would auto clear, likely take you to another screen to pick what you want to remove.
 
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Searching for "free up space" just leads to results about freeing up space on PC. Hard to find anything about store downloads. Makes me want to hurt google search for being so basic.

is this on new PC or old one? there shouldn't be the need to clean space on new, and I just wouldn't bother on old as you can't reuse those files on new install anyway - Unlike every other games service you can download games from, you can't reuse Microsoft games on a new install without downloading them again.
 
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You can access "free up space" from settings at

system/storage/

go there and poke "run it now".

then scroll down to "free up space now" and poke "clean now".

I have no idea if this is the same control you saw at the MS Store.....which I have never used.
 
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My bad, my bad, you're right. Thought I had put one. Here it is. Asked a friend to try at home, but apparently it only appears with larger games, (which he doesn't have) since the option never appeared on his side. I presume it redirects to where Lafong is saying but I cannot be sure. I just hope it didn't delete anything without my permission, and I'm afraid of clicking the button again.
 

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I think thats just there in case you want to clear up space before installing it.
it seems when you download a game from Microsoft it needs space on both C drive and the destination drive. You shouldn't have a problem.

this person got same options when downloading but only has 1gb free on C, so it won't work - https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/gears-of-wars-4-free-up-some-drive-space-prevent/5b028a1f-2e1a-4a68-bc9c-bcba7dc7c23f and the pages shown are slightly different for them.

I don't think it would auto clear, likely take you to another screen to pick what you want to remove.
 
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