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I have 60GB SSD, and I had like 10GB of free space, before I installed 1.5GBs of updates. Now I have 1GB. So, where are those win update installation files, and any other temp or unneeded trash files?

Thanks in advance.

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If you don't use the hibernate mode (suspend to disk) you can disable it. That will delete the hidden file C:\hibernate.sys which has the size of your main memory.

If you don't want to loose the hibernate mode and you have an additional HDD in your system you can create a special hibernate partition on the HDD.

For more details see Creating a hibernation partition on Windows 7

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Thanks for the hint. Typo is now corrected. –  Robert May 16 '12 at 18:32

run cleanmgr.exe should allow you to clean temporary files etc. in your OS disk.

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There's a comprehensive article over at Lifehacker. This solution requires a reinstall though. I don't know if that's something you're willing to do but it could pay major dividends.

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I'm a fan of CCleaner. It has good options to cleanup a lot of temp files related to specific programs.

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