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windows XP too heavy

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by b1ffyi59, Nov 5, 2007.

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  1. b1ffyi59

    b1ffyi59 Thread Starter

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    Hello
    I have windows XP home English and I find that the folder is a bit heavy.It's at 3.47 g.
    Since a few days I keep getting these notices from microsoft that updates nedd to be downloaded andinstalled.in 2 days I lost more than 900 meg in that drive.Is it normal that this folder would be that heavy or is it possible that many updates are doubled?
    Thanks
     
  2. jmwills

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    Only 3.5 gigs for an XP installation is fairly normal. Depending on what you let get installed, there is no way to tell what was added. Updates would not get doubled.
     
  3. b1ffyi59

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    I reinstalled to a prior date with acronis,which formats all the partitions I reinstall and now my installation is only 2.52 gb. That is only Windows with sP2 and all the upgrades.The program files are in another partition.
     
  4. Athan

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    That seems fine, mine is upto date and is 2.62 gigs !
     
  5. adanedhel728

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    Mine is 4.37 gig. I don't know what causes the difference, but I guess it might just be whatever hardware is installed and maybe some software other than Windows affects it.

    (As a side note, Windows Vista Home Basic, without ANY updates, is 7 gig. I don't have any idea what Ultimate is with all of the updates.)
     
  6. Athan

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    The size is parametric, and will increase if say you install the files for east asian languages or complex scripts and right-to-left languages !

    ~a
     
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