Please help, someone else has to have also have had this problem.
I have a One S1002 2-in-1 lap-tablet running Windows 10
Intel Atom CPU 1.33 GHz 1.82 GHz
RAM 2 GB
Internal SSD 32 GB - 24 MB free - less than 24 hours ago there was 754 MB free - before this started 13.9 GB free
64 GB SD "external" ("D:" drive) chip inserted
Windows 10 Home
Build 1803 - yep, it's been so long that I have had this problem
OS Build 17134.1304
When I started to update this version of Windows in the summer of 2019, it failed, I suspected due to a connection (internet) issue here in the Philippines. I checked through my SSD and noted 13.9 GB of free space. As I was able to connect (coin operated WiFi stations), the Windows Updater automatically attempted to update the OS. Within only a few attempts that SSD was down to just a couple of GB free. I set the unit aside for a while as I worked other projects and used my phone a lot more. Well, now I need this unit working. I am down to 24 MB Free - the was 754 MB YESTERDAY!
This is definitely the updater do this. I cannot see folders, there is no "windows.old" folder, I have run the "Free Up Space" so many times it is stupid. I do not have a "restore" point saved. While I am quite adept as using a Windows machine, I am not highly proficient in the tech support of it.
When I look through the "Applications" the Free Up Space tool says there are 9.2 GB of apps, but the "God mode" admin tools say only 1.63 GB of apps, 29 apps.
The Free Up Space states 13.8 GB of system, but when I go in to inspect what is there, there is not 13.8 GB of stuff. When I click on the Windows folder, where the update files are supposedly loaded the folder properties say over 22 GB.
Free Up Space says that is 1.9 GB of temp files, but when I open that tool there is about 32 MB that it will show and never actually deletes any of it.
I'm stuck and cannot use this thing as I cannot update ANY other app. I have moved as many as I could to the "D:" drive.
If I have to completely nuke the install and start again, and that is your suggestion, you must include instructions for how I can manage to protect my fully licensed version of MS Word. I lost my MS login account information a long time ago (not intentionally) and cannot reload it from the source: CAN I JUST copy and paste the whoe Word folder from the C: drive, paste it into my "D:" drive, and later still have it work after nuking and rebuilding the SSD completely? Can I run iTunes app from the "D:" drive? All of the music files ARE already on the "D:" drive.
Please help. I am getting desperate. There is nothing left on the C: drive to delete - I even moved the user folders and all saved materials to the "D:" drive.