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That directory is nearly 600MB, but moving or removing it won't reclaim whatever disk space the decompressed and applied patches consume (obviously).

600MB is a pretty good chunk. Try running disk cleanup as well, it will typically find quite a bit to delete as well.
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What about system restore? It uses 5% of the drive by default but takes some time to build up that many restore points depending on drive size, so it uses more disk space over time until it reaches the max. Personally I disable restore, but that's me. If you disable it be sure to hit the delete restore points button.
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600MB is a pretty good chunk. Try running disk cleanup as well, it will typically find quite a bit to delete as well.

I run that fairly regularly. It rarely finds anything notable unless I've had a BSOD, in which case I'll have plenty of error reports to remove. CCleaner generally does a better job, and also clears out oversized browser caches as well.
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What about system restore? It uses 5% of the drive by default but takes some time to build up that many restore points depending on drive size, so it uses more disk space over time until it reaches the max. Personally I disable restore, but that's me. If you disable it be sure to hit the delete restore points button.

That didn't even occur to me. I believe I disabled that in Win 7 but since my last OS installation before Win 8 was back in Feb 2010 it is something I've completely forgotten existed. It's not a very useful feature for me (at least not compared to preserving disk space on a 30GB drive) so I'm definitely going to get rid of it.
    
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I had forgotten to do until I thought about it for you. I went in and disabled it and it freed up 6GB in my case. Will be less in your case, but even a gig or two will help on a 30GB drive.
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Unfortunately it was only 300MB, but that is 300MB that I didn't have before.
    
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Better than nothing, and it would have kept getting bigger over time as more restore points were added.
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Has anyone else experienced a bug where your network card loses internet connectivity and refuses to come back on unless you disable the adaptor, re-enable it and then scan for new hardware? Mine does this every few days, its annoying! I have an Asus P8Z68V/GEN3 and have the latest Windows 8 drivers.
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My RTL8187 wireless decides not to connect to networks that I've specified it to connect to automatically sometimes, often when coming out of sleep but sometimes after a standard boot as well. This happened in Win 7 as well though.

I don't have issues getting it to connect manually like you are. Did you have the same problem with Win 7?
    
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Nope was fine with Win7!
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It seems that every round of patches for Win 8 ends up causing 1GB+ of disk space to be swallowed. I'm up to 16.2GB of usage on C: with only 1GB or so of applications installed, page file moved elsewhere and hibernation turned off. To think I had it under 10GB initially... my SSD will be filled in a few months at this rate frown.gif

I just installed a bunch of updates and I see what you're saying. My windows directory is 16GB, user directories is 2GB, and program folders are another 2GB for 19.7 used out of 119. I'm okay with these large patches as long as they are fixing the issues I'm having trouble with. I'll have to do some testing to see what's been fixed.
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