Originally Posted by qhn
You were right!
I checked my other HP drive (Vista SP1) before the just now updated to SP2. Main partition properties showed a whopping 30gigo extra!?!
I have not yet found any explanations or remarks about this on the net. This is getting more and more interesting.
By the way, after the SP2 update, you'd have the IE8 update. After this, leave the comp idle for about 15-20 minutes, Vista would re-arrange the boot file for you. I noticed a jump in start up and performance after this. And again this is by chance that I saw this, when leaving my comp alone for 1/2 hour and coming back.
BTW, I just wanted to add in that my laptop is an HP too. I wonder if that has anything to do with it. Maybe HPs have more temporary windows files sitting around from the original install of windows.
Also, some people have said that if you notice a big free-up in space, then you had a lot of junk files sitting around that were cleaned up and that you had a messy computer. I run CCleaner and take good care of my computer and I assume that qhn does the same so I don't think it's because we've been lazily taking care of our computers.