Updates take lot of memory

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ssmuthu, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. ssmuthu

    ssmuthu MDL Novice

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    Hi Friends,

    Whenever we install Windows and Office, it hardly takes 20 GB, but whenever we get updates the space occupied by both of it increases now it is more than 30 GB how to reduce it.

    I did clean installation of Office 2013 SP1, yesterday suddenly I got some 1.2 GB of Office updates in my windows update. I am confused... now how to get that occupied space free?
     
  2. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Hi,

    Just to highlight something: when you say memory is understood perfectly as RAM, in this case you are talking about hard disk space, is a different thing. :)
     
  3. BIG-BIN

    BIG-BIN MDL Member

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  4. ssmuthu

    ssmuthu MDL Novice

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    Oh I am sorry, I meant only hard disk space...
     
  5. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  6. po15on

    po15on MDL Novice

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    Open disk clean up as mentioned in the above post OR This PC (My Computer) --> Right click the drive and select Properties --> Disk Cleanup button next to the pie chart.

    Select everything you want removed, and then click "Clean up system files" button. The same window will reopen, but with a "More Options" tab. Click that tab and then click the "Clean up" button under "System Restore and Shadow Copies." Choose Delete in the pop up, and then click OK.

    Doing this will delete the unnecessary update files that are not being used. It will take some time to finish (depends on your system), but is the way to clean your hard drive without losing important files.
     
  7. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    Disk cleanup will only help in windows and not in office.
    You are right about the super mega office 2013 update yesterday. Really what is going on.
    8.1 disk cleanup is a lot faster than 8. Remember: even if it takes a long time, do not cancel it (otherwise when you restart after canceling you will have to live with 1-2 hrs of configuring.... blue screen). On a SSD with a fresh install, disk cleanup can take 60-90 mins on 8 but hardly 5 mins on 8.1.
     
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  8. Airbus

    Airbus MDL Member

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    I will agree. It was a mega download. Almost 2GB of updates just to download them.
     
  9. ssmuthu

    ssmuthu MDL Novice

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    Oh so everyone got that mega update of Office 2013. But why such a mega update I dont see any difference when I work on them. Thanks for the disk cleanup steps am trying it now.
     
  10. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    You can try From an elevated command prompt, type the following:

    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

    Greetz base
     
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  11. Airbus

    Airbus MDL Member

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    Doesn't do much. Cleans around 200mb.
     
  12. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    Was this the final result or what disk cleanup showed.
    What it shows before cleanup is a lot less than what it does.
     
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  13. david_xross_2

    david_xross_2 MDL Senior Member

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    Some of the updates were useless, unless you use Visio or OneDrive for Business...Visio SP1 (487 MB) and OneDrive for Business Update (68 MB) were also included which made the batch's size close to 2 GB :eek: