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How To Save Storage Space During Windows 10 Install

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Microsoft has made it very simple for users to install Windows 10 Technical Preview on their computers, but as you can expect from a preview version of any OS, the update has a lot of bugs. We can expect most of these bugs to vanish by the time Microsoft gets around to releasing the final build of Windows 10, but if you have decided that you are willing to brave the bugs right now, there might still be one obstacle in your way before you can start using Windows 10 on your computer. A lot of users have been complaining that they are unable to install Windows 10 due to a persistent “low disk space” error message. Luckily, this problem can be easily resolved.The insufficient disk space error has been reported in the 10041 and 10049 builds of the Windows 10 Preview. The result of this error is the appearance of some junk files on your desktop and, of course, the inability to upgrade to the next build of Windows 10. The problem has been hounding users who are already on an early version of Windows 10 Technical Preview, and also those who want a taste of Windows 10 for the first time.

Windows 10 CMD Language Pack Uninstall

The Windows community has traced the problem back to language packs, which might be a bit surprising to some as the Windows Insider package lets you choose a specific language before you install the preview on your system. Upon research, it has been revealed that the installer might be downloading all language packs despite the users choosing just one. To get rid of the excess language packs, follow the below simple steps.

Instructions

  1. Open CMD on your Windows 10 machine.
  2. Type the following command in the command prompt
    Lpksetup/u
  3. The command typed in the previous step will bring up a list of all language packs installed on your system. Choose any pack that you are not using, and select the uninstall option.
  4. Once the language pack is uninstalled, restart your computer.

The system will take care of everything from here on. Just make sure that you aren’t uninstalling a language pack that is actually needed on your system. You should be able to use your copy of Windows 10 without any hindrances once the language packs are in order.