After installing Office 2008, I realized that it had various components which I did not need (Entourage, Messenger, languages). In the quest to preserve the limited MBA disk space, I removed Office, using the Office Removal Utility which is part of Office, and reinstalled it without those components. However, the following occurred: 1. Before removal, I had 17.98 GB free. 2. After removal, I still had 17.98 GB free. 3. After installation, I only had 17.27 GB free. Thus, I lost space rather than regained it. Why didn't I gain any space after removal of Office. How do I get that space back.