MBA RevA out of the box restored hard drive space? does software update, update all?

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  1. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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    80gb system says 74.1gb, after full restore, 56gb available so the OS took 24gb when it said at restore install it was like 12.5 or something...im lost where did all this space go?


    also software update it updated tons of stuff but every time I would restart it after install and ran again it kept finding new stuff every time like 4 times around...isn't it suppose to update every software on the comp all at once?

    btw how people talk about rev A refurb is better....do any of these updates such as the firmware update and stuff put the same stuff on here that makes this the same as far as better like the rev A refurb?

    can someone also tell me how to tell what week and all this was built based on how to read the serial I remember reading that somewhere here
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Give Disk Inventory X a try if you feel you must hunt down your space usage.

    Are you sure you needed all those languages and printer drivers as well? They take up a lot of space. The same goes for iLife.
     
  3. GadgetGeek407 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    can i uninstall the languages and printer drivers? cause i thought the 12.5 was WITH all that? how big is ilife?
     
  4. mcpryon2 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not really sure, I couldn't really tell from your post, but when you get an 80GB hard drive, you don't actually have 80GB of space. Were you unaware of this? That's why it says you start off with 74GB.
     
  5. GadgetGeek407 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    im aware but wondering how it went from 74 to 56 when its just the OS discs lol with ilife but i guess its all that big lol
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It sounds about right. 8 GB for Leopard full install and another 8 GB for iLife.
     

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