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Richardk:
Just reading this story: https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-windows-10-to-grab-7gb-of-your-storage-so-big-updates-dont-fail

and was wondering what ever happened to Windows? 7 GB of disc space just to install some updates? The graphic on that page suggests that the whole system fits into 5.5 GB but you need 7 GB just for updates? Gosh I remember working on multi-user systems that only had 20 MB of storage for the whole system. Granted it didn't do half of what Windows does but wow, things sure have changed.

benali72:
Win 10 shows MS has decided disk space is no longer a consideration for its consumers, so they don't bother managing it. Most users are losing a lot more than 7g to Win updates these days.

Some ideas --

1- Turn off the "feature" that by default makes your Win 10 computer an update server for other people --

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2955491/windows/how-to-stop-windows-10-from-using-your-pcs-bandwidth-to-update-strangers-systems.html

2-  Regain 10G from the Oct 2018 update --

http://www.howtogeek.com/264534/how-to-free-10-gb-of-disk-space-after-installing-a-new-build-of-windows-10/

3-  Follow the standard advice on reducing Win 10 space usage by anywhere from 10-30g --

http://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+reduce+windows+10+update+storage+space

Richardk:
Wow, thanks for the tips!

Hard to understand why people still use Windows except it's a monopoly. I like it but it's beginning to feel like bloatware.

The Gorn:

--- Quote ---1- Turn off the "feature" that by default makes your Win 10 computer an update server for other people --

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2955491/windows/how-to-stop-windows-10-from-using-your-pcs-bandwidth-to-update-strangers-systems.html
--- End quote ---

Essentially, your PC is controlled by Win10 to be a Bittorrent type server node by default?

Jesus Christ. MS has absolutely no respect for its customers or users.

JoFrance:
That is just unbelievable.  MS really overstepped its bounds with this.  Thanks for posting this.

Pretty soon Windows 7 will be obsolete and I'll have to go to Windows 10.  I'd use something else, but all my other software depends on Windows.

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