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Windows folder too large ?

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December 15, 2012 5:18:45 PM

Hello,
I have noticed that my Windows folder is about 22 gigabytes. I have been getting frequent updates recently, could it be because of those ?

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December 15, 2012 7:54:35 PM

What type of Windows is it?
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December 15, 2012 8:07:31 PM

Might depend on what all you've installed....like do you have .NET Framework Version 4.0? I do, but my Windows folder is only like 18.2GB on my Windows 7 Home Premium, and I have updated, today.
But, there are optional updates, and critical updates. I have all the critical updates, but only a few optional udpates.
I doubt if optional updates could add up to so many extra gigabytes, though.
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December 15, 2012 8:35:50 PM

Sounds normal to me. Mine is 23GB on Win7 Ultimate
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December 16, 2012 12:02:29 AM

Windows 7 does indeed run a high folder size because of the sheer size of the updates and other hotfixes.

There is a fix for it which can be found HERE.

I would recommend doing this for anyone that feels or is self-conscious about the size of the folder and if it could potentially start causing problems with their computer.
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December 16, 2012 12:07:34 AM

Windows is self managed, leave it be its fine no need to poke around.

You will do more harm then good.
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December 16, 2012 1:28:28 AM

the size is good just do a disc clean up and a defrag you could gain some space on the drive.
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