I think the title pretty much says it all. After opening my control panel and ranking my apps by size, I just learned that good ol’ MS Word 2002 is a skosh over 4 GB in size. Yes, that’s 4 gigabytes. Yes, MS Word, not Works.
I’ve heard of bloatware, but this is ridiculous. What the devil is going on here? My next largest app.–MS Office–is 180 MB, about 25 times smaller. When I click for more information, a notation reads: “Windows estimates the amount of room a program (folder and subfolders) occupies. This is only an estimate and can sometimes be incorrect.”
Yes, I know how to read correctly. Yes, I actually have MS Works on my notebook.
Where, oh where would I look in my C directory to review the contents of this monster folder? Do I go to Program Files or Windoze? What next?
P.S. Any reason to retain Java 2 Runtime Environment, at 136 MB? I mainly run Word, Excel, and Outlook. Some CDs/DVDs and Internet financial pages. That’s it. No 4-D interactive porn or global weather simulations.