Cleanupsystem files

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  1. Peterr

    Peterr Honorable Member

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    I used the disc with a generic key to install and my 8 key to activate. All went well but the cleanup system files will not close. It removes bits at a time but the fan is humming and it does not say successful or close. It does chip away so there are a few mbs left.
    I was hoping to close so I could image a clean OS with no defects. I ran the health DISM and the win update trouble shooter.

    Is this something to attend to before imaging?
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi Peterr,
    is the disk clean app still open? Depending on the specification of the machine used then disk clean can take a while. Your probably better off just letting it do it's thing.
     
  3. Peterr

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    I will let it run but last time I let it go for about 1/2 hour with the fan humming and it never finished.
    Would you image it as it or consider it a faulty OS b/c this feature will not conplete?
     
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    Do you mean you left it for 30mins and it didn't finish? I'd leave it longer although what you should find is that the first time around it will take a while perhaps over an hour. If you run the app maybe once a month you'll find that it will speed up as your system will be in better shape with each successive run.
     
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    So it is not faulty - I will give it another run then regardless, image it. Thank you
     

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