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#1 clayto

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 12:24 PM

With my new computer and external HDD saving storage space is no longer critical as it was. However, I still want to save space where possible, including my external drives. Is there any reason why I should not remove / uninstall any of the following?
 
(a) Windows 10 1511 ISO  ( B ) various setup files © some portable apps I experimented with but now have installed versions for (is there an advantage in using portable apps apart from portability, which i do not require) (d) MS Office 15

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 04:24 PM

You can cheerfully delete the Win 10 ISO - if you need it again you can always download the current version from MS; the setup files again can be deleted once you have run the installers; Office 15 - I have lost track of Office version numbers but if you have a later version or don't use it then it too can safely go.

 

Having said that, I have a folder on one of my drives consisting of nothing but installers, but these are kept mainly for servicing other computers.

 

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 06:34 AM

Thanks for that, I hoped it was the case but need to check it was OK



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 04:35 PM

Compressing files, folders, and programs decreases their size and reduces the amount of space they use on your volumes or removable storage devices.


How To Use File Compression In Windows

https://www.dost-tech.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=107


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