I run my OS and games off an old 74gb raptor hard drive - and 74gb isn’t that much space to go around anymore. I’m constantly running out of space and needing to shift stuff around.
A fresh XP install takes up somewhere around a gig or a gig and a half, IIRC… but after a few years of use, it balloons up. It’s now a bit over 6GB. I’m guessing at least some of that stuff is unnecesary, and if I can save some disk space, I’d like to. But I’m not going to just start deleting OS files.
It seems to keep an uninstall file for every update it’s ever done - is that really necesary? There’s a \windows\installer directory that takes up 1.5gb. What does that do?
My \system32 directory is about 1.7gb, mostly full of DLL files, some of which may not even be in use anymore.
700 megs is taken up by a hf_mig directory, whatever that is.
500 by “assembly”
388 by “softwaredistribution”
270 by “internet logs”
Is any of this stuff deletable? Do any of those “clean out your windows/registry/computer!” programs actually work well, and would they take care of this?