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Don't want to upgrade to Windows 10? You'll download it WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT

Ken Hagan Gold badge

Re: "Personal" computer no more

"hogging a whole 3GB on my new 128GB SSD lappy"

Speaking from experience (with a Win8.1 128GB SSD lappy) the real problem is that the Windows Update database can consume nigh on 30GB and Disk Cleanup is apparently unable to resolve the problem. I've no idea why this particular box is affected. None of the other 8.1 systems that I have access to suffer in the same way, but on top of the 20-odd GB that appears to be the 8.1 baseline installation these days, plus a few bloated applications, and you've lost half the SSD before you put any of your own data on it. And of course, SSDs have that wonderful combination of "relatively low capacity" and "relative dislike of being full".

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