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Default Updates took up 1.6GB of my free space - 12-11-2008, 08:44 PM

I installed a vlited version of Vista w/SP1 on my mini w/ 16GB SSD. I ended up with 8.07 GB used and 6.28GB free space after disabling system protection and removing the page file. I then connected to MS update and received 38 updates. After these installed, my free sace fell to 4.65 GB free. These updates took up 1.6GB of free space.

Is there any way to clean up after these updates to free up more space?
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Default Re: Updates took up 1.6GB of my free space - 12-12-2008, 02:15 AM

have you run disk clean up?
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Default Re: Updates took up 1.6GB of my free space - 12-12-2008, 02:39 AM

I did run disk cleanup, and also ran the SP1 clean utility. No difference using either.
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Default Re: Updates took up 1.6GB of my free space - 12-12-2008, 02:46 AM

First, check out this for most of the disk space issue:
http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/2008/1 ... space.aspx

Next, do you have System Restore still enabled? That can also account for exaggerated drive space consumption.
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Default Re: Updates took up 1.6GB of my free space - 12-13-2008, 12:49 PM

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First, check out this for most of the disk space issue:
http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/2008/1 ... space.aspx

Next, do you have System Restore still enabled? That can also account for exaggerated drive space consumption.
Thanks for the link. I already did most everything they suggest including eliminating the system restore, which got me down to the 8.07GB of used space before the updates. After the updates, 9.7GB used. I'm just shocked that my system installed 1.6GB of updates since SP1. I'm guessing I'll just need to uninstall every update before installing SP2 whenever it is released.

I was hoping there is a way to cleanup after the updates like you can after installing a service pack. My guess is that each update that is downloaded is residing on my system twice: once as the installation/uninstallation package, and once as the integrated update.
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Default Re: Updates took up 1.6GB of my free space - 12-13-2008, 08:03 PM

Once SP2 is released, just run "compcln" and that should flush the old binaries and commit the OS to SP2. That should, I believe, flush out modules that aren't being used as well. I am not sure how that part works, but I did read about it while I downloaded a Vista image with SP2 integrated. Should be cool.
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Default Re: Updates took up 1.6GB of my free space - 01-19-2009, 07:48 PM

here is a good article to read, it pertains to XP not vista but the same principle

http://www.pcuser.com.au/pcuser/hs2.nsf ... D50006F9A0


it saves the update files so you can rollback. Once the machine is running and you got no problems just go ahead and delete em

here is a nifty tool to do it

http://downloads.tech-pro.net/windows-x ... pwu01.html
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Default Re: Updates took up 1.6GB of my free space - 01-22-2009, 01:02 AM

updates took 10gb of my free space :S
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