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Disabling features doesn't remove space. It basically just turns them off so you don't see them. Don't see why he even recommended it when you're looking to recover space.
post #12 of 17
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Disabling features doesn't remove space. It basically just turns them off so you don't see them. Don't see why he even recommended it when you're looking to recover space.
How do you know? Have you tried it? It sounds to me like you haven't.

Maybe it depends on the features, but I saw a small increase in free space afterward.
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How do you know? Have you tried it? It sounds to me like you haven't.
I always disable features whenever I install Windows. I don't need half the crap that's enabled.
post #14 of 17
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Weird, after disabling several of those features, I didn't notice any increase in free space.

However, disabling hibernating gave me 3GB back.

Am I doing something wrong with the features?

I also restarted after it asked me to.
Maybe it's certain features, but I got a small increase in free space.


Anyway, the biggest things are Hibernation, System Restore, and even moving those Users folders if you so desire.

There may also be things you can uninstall from within the Programs and Features control panel that you actually don't need (and maybe don't know are installed).
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The obvious one is also. Use CCleaner to knock out some unused data from multiple apps. Sometime that can net me almost a GB
    
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The obvious one is also. Use CCleaner to knock out some unused data from multiple apps. Sometime that can net me almost a GB
Temporary internet files always tends to explode in size for me after a while if I don't CClean it.
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