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Windows updates. All-u-can-eat HDD

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by sirMAXX, Jun 1, 2011.

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  1. sirMAXX

    sirMAXX Thread Starter

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    Well i tried using microsoft's official forum site, but it gets way too flooded with new questions for anyone to see it - it got shoved out of sight almost immediately, so much for that.
    Anyhow, the post on there was this...
    I like the peace of mind that windows stays up to date for internet security reasons.
    my laptop only has a little 200Gb HDD, i keep updates automatic and install the manual ones from time to time because i like to keep my computer's OS and anti-virus up-to-date. I can understand a new tool, or a must have new-and-improved OS application that's a few Mb's bigger than the older version from time to time, but when an update is 100, 200 or just recently 300Mb's... umm, okay... you're just replacing what needs to be replaced right, and not making a OS frankenstein project of my hard drive untill i need a bigger space to fit it?
    Is it really piling the XXX amount of Mb's on the hard drive that cannot be deleted just to keep it up-to-date, or replacing the existing file(s) that are out-of-date so the space remains about the same? Because if its just accumualting then someone would have to keep getting a bigger hard drive and why should someone have to do that just to keep it up to date?
     
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    The update files are downloaded to a temp folder, so don't stick around long. A small uninstaller is kept--unless you delete it--but otherwise the only extra space is if the update is an addition or is larger than what it's replacing.
     
  3. sirMAXX

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    ok, phew. thanks. thats what i figured, but it was the 300mb update that freaked me out. im sure that uninstaller app is still there, i don't think i would mess with that. is there a way i can check to make sure its still there?
     
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