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Performance & Maintenance SP2 Disk Cleanup Tool

Brink

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mvp
Oklahoma, USA

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32,318
#81
You're most welcome Dshadow, and welcome to Vista Forums. :)
 

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    256GB OCZ Vector,
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    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
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    Conexant ISST Audio
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    17.3" UHD IPS touch
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    3480 x 2160
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    512 GB M.2 SSD

vic20gmr

New Member
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4
#82
Hello, I realize this is an old post, but I'm currently using Vista, and I'm sure there are people out there also using it today.

I followed your instructions, and I saved almost 500MB exactly.

Note: I downloaded the stand alone (offline) installers for SP1 and SP2, and installed them back to back, and didn't install many (if any) updates through Windows Update prior to instaling the service packs.

My internet connection was poor, and WU kept failing before finishing, and I've been through the update marathon, and 'Oh! now let's install SPx', and so on before.
I wonder if the stand alone installer and/or not installing a bunch of updates through WU has anything to do with my relatively low savings.
I'd like to point out that I remembered hearing/reading that SP2 brings Vista's performance and resource usage much closer to Windows 7, than was the case with Vista RTM. I can not imagine any circumstance under which anyone would want to uninstall a service pack, save (what I'm sure is) the rare case where some critical application or driver will not work above a certain service pack 'level'.:geek:
 

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Brink

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mvp
Oklahoma, USA

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32,318
#83
Hello vic20gmr, and welcome to Vista Forums. :)

The lower amount could have been from installing SP2 directly instead of via Windows Update, but the amount will always vary per system.

If you haven't already, you might also see what Disk Cleanup may be able to free up for you as well.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76073-disk-cleanup.html
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

vic20gmr

New Member
Posts
4
#84
Thank you for the reply!

I suspected the lower savings was due to my having used the stand alone installers, and possibly also that I 'skipped ahead' to the service packs, instead of installing many other updates that Windows seems to want to install before it even displays any service packs as available.

I followed the instructions in the following thread and gained over 2GB of additional space.:devil:
Thank you for pointing me to this thread

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76073-disk-cleanup.html


 

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