Can't load the system disk space error

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I am trying to install Camtasia and i keep getting an error code (1601) out of disk space - Volume: C: requires space: 888,608 KB. Two questions, 1st I set it to install on my D: drive that has 47GB free and  my C: drive has 2.4GB free so why can't it install. 2nd why is is still trying to use a lot of space on the C: drive when I set it to go to the D: drive and loaded the exe from the D: drive or is this just a temporary area that it defaults to? Many thanks. Paul
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kayakman, Champion

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one possible issue ... the Camtasia Library folder has to install on the system drive [C]; if you elected to install default Library assets, they will eat C disk space

suggest you get a larger C drive, best would be a SSD; I understand they are very reasonably proced 
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Every hard drive, and particularly your C: drive, needs spare space in order to work (in the case of C: it needs the "pagefile.sys" file to act as dynamic RAM. You must, that is must, leave a minimum of 10% of your hard drive space empty for this, and some people say 15%. Failure to leave root drive space is one of the chief reasons for people's complaints about having a  slow computer.
Never, ever, ever fill up a hard drive more than 85-90%. It may stop working on you.
Having said that, Camtasia acts like it owns your system and as Kayakman says it will install itself wherever it deems fit and will put temrporary files there, too. It's one of those things we simply have to put up with until their Head of Programming decides to overhaul the entire program from the ground up (which is what it needs at this point), IMHO).
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I have nearly 3 GB left of the C: drive and I am only trying to install the product. No problem I just wanted to evaluate the solution but if I can't install it then I will find a better developed product. Thanks anyway.
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Paul - Your problems have only just begun, I can't fathom how your PC even functions. Is this a laptop or desktop? How big are both C:\ and D:\ drives?

As a temporary fix, clean up your C:\ drive - search "Disk Cleanup".  When the Clean up window appears, click on "Clean up system files."  Also clean up your D:\ drive.

Part 2: Anti-virus software if not tended to, can build a huge inventory of quarantined files - delete them.
Part 3: Start the Event Viewer and open "Windows Logs". One at a time, Click "Application" Then on the right panel, click "Clear log". Do the same for "Security",  "Setup", "System".  and "Forwarded Events". Then under "Apps and Service", clear  logs from "Microsoft Office Alerts", and "TechSmith".

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Hi Ed I work in IT and have done for a long time so I know how to clear out the drive. I have almost 3GB on the C: drive that's not the problem, the system is saying it needs 800mb to install and even though I told it to go to my D: drive it seems to want to install on the C: drive.

To be truthful anything this poorly written I don't want on my computer anyway so look for another solution.

Thanks anyway
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IT guys should know that Windows reserves space for what it may need to do, not what it needs in the moment. See:
https://www.howtogeek.com/425563/how-to-disable-reserved-storage-on-windows-10/
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Ed I know probably a lot more than you think, I also know that there is sufficient space to load the program on the C drive as stated in my first request. Lets leave it at that shall we.