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Windows 7: Removing updates

21 Oct 2014   #1
ElctrcRngr

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Removing updates

My computer has a pretty small HDD (144GB), and I'm wondering just how much room Windows Updates take up. Is it a significant amount of space, say over 1GB? Should I consider removing updates that I clearly don't need, say, all the updates for Microsoft Office 2010, which I no longer use and have removed from my computer?


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22 Oct 2014   #2
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Windows 7 will take up 20GB to start with (allowing room for the install) and can expand to 60GB or more, depending on how you manage it.

Office 2010 can take up another 10GB - If you've uninstalled it properly, then you have also uninstalled its updates

NEVER consider uninstalling updates - unless you have VERY good reasons for doing so.
144GB is fairly small by modern standards, but Windows will run happily in that amount of space. The problem may come with the amount of data or programs present. On that size drive, you should try and keep at least 20-25GB free to allow the system to 'breathe' and conduct maintenance tasks properly
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23 Oct 2014   #3
ElctrcRngr

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Thanks!

Thanks for your advice and help. You've answered my question completly.
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23 Oct 2014   #4
NoelDP

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Glad to help!
Good luck with it.
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