Windows 7 takes extra 20GB after windos update

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  1. ventuss macrumors 6502

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    Windows 7 is taking an extra 26GB after Windows Update. I even did another clean install and I got the same results.

    236GB total
    212GB after clean install
    186GB after windows update
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Microsoft keeps the updates around I believe which adds to the overall heft of the OS
     
  3. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    Just installed 64bit Windows 7 Home Premium with all the updates on a spare PC and it only takes up 24gb's of space including the latest Nvidia video drivers, Chrome, and Microsoft Security Essentials . I wonder why your install is so big?
     
  4. ventuss thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How much RAM do you have? I have 16GB and I just discovered that Windows reserves the same amount for virtual memory, yet another 16GB for hibernation. :eek:

    If you have 8GB and it takes 24GB, mine would take over 40GB... Right?
     
  5. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    It's an old Dell 5150 with only 2gb's of ram. It's using a 2gb paging file..
     
  6. heisenberg123, Feb 7, 2014
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  7. ventuss thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My hibernation is set to off in the power management section by default. If I deactivate hibernation using the link above, the option is gone. To select "never" hibernate and to set the function off means the same?
     
  8. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    it worked for me thats all I can say, even with it set to off, disabling it gave me back 10GB
     
  9. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    Setting hibernation to "never" doesn't actually delete the file that is occupying all that space. Using the command prompt as instructed above removes the file and thus, the option for you to set anything.
     
  10. IA64 macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried deleting system restore points created automatically before the update ?
     

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