Vista taking up tons of space

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by broncotrolley, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. broncotrolley macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2011
    So I installed an old copy of Windows Vista on a 40 GB partition the other day and I'm in the process of letting Windows Update do its thing. Then I looked in my installed program list and saw that a Windows Driver Package by Cirrus Logic is taking up over 9 GB, and that my nVidia drivers are over 2 GB. This seems unusually and unnecessarily large.

    My question is this normal? Why on earth would I need a 9 GIGABYTE driver package, and why are my display drivers over 2 GB? That's huge! If this is not normal, is there a way to reclaim that space? If it is makes me really sad.
  2. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2010
    Try disabling System Restore if you're not going to use it. Also the large file sizes AFAIK are from the actual installation not that they are being "used" concurrently by the actual OS.

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