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This is the official download page.

Currently the download is around 200 MB. I really doubt that the a video driver can take that much space, but let's say it does. After install at least 1 GB of free space disappears from my HD :)

Browsing through the files I see this:

\NVIDIA ~ 330 MB
\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation ~ 900 MB
\ProgramData\NVIDIA ~ 540 MB

And I'm pretty sure I missed a few, because free space seems to decrease by 1 GB after each driver update. Performing a clean install with "3D system software" and "PhysX System Driver" unchecked didn't really help (I came up with the numbers above after I did that).

Maybe I wouldn't care so much about the space if I wasn't running on a SSD, but I'm constantly running low on disk-space. Is there something I can remove here, or another source from where I can download a liter version? I just want the freaking driver, nothing else :)

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You can find information here about the Installer2 directory which seems to take most of the space in the "Corporation-directory. My ProgramData\NVIDIA` is only 2,5Mb so i don't know what you have in there. If it's old updates maybe you can search Google if you can delete these too. – Rik Oct 24 '13 at 19:32
It's "Updatus/DownloadManager" with files like 1,2,3,4,5,6 – onetrickpony Oct 24 '13 at 21:01
Haha, maybe that one is here 2,5Mb because i run CCleaner regularly and that also cleans NVIDIA (besides a lot of other temporary files). See here. I think you could delete those or just use CCleaner, especially if you want to keep the SSD clean. I use it all the time instead of "Empty Recycle Bin". – Rik Oct 24 '13 at 21:14
I would definitively use CCleaner to clear the NVidia files. NVidia leaves a lot of extracted installation files which could be deleted. CCleaner know which and deletes these. Let us know how much space you regained ;) – Rik Oct 24 '13 at 21:20
Around 300 M, and the DownloadManager dir is still there. But I got 4 GB from other sources, thanks :D – onetrickpony Oct 25 '13 at 15:38

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