Stupid Windows Tricks

I need to install some software on a user’s machine.  The software requires ~2.2 GB of space to install, and I notice the user’s hard drive only has ~3.5 GB of space left on it.  So, I run Disk Cleanup, delete old service pack uninstall directories, delete old user profiles, etc., and only wind up with ~5.5 GB free.

I decide to turn off System Restore to free up some extra space.  System Restore is set to take up no more than ~3.6 GB of space.  Turning it off frees up nearly 20 GB of space on the drive!

Nice going, Microsoft.  It looks like System Restore is worse at cleaning up after itself than Word is.

Seriously, who programs this crap?