Update installation takes 1296 MB

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I'm running Camtasia 9. Because my screen recorder crashes every time I select "Save as" I tried to install the latest update.

My free space is 370 MB. Now the installer says it can't install because it needs 1296 MB disk space:

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WHY DOES A SIMPLE UPDATE need 1296 MB? Everything is already installed, the libraries files, graphics, don't know... the Camtasia 9 program files directory (EXE and the DLLs) is about 186 MB.

Please tell my a solution to install and use your latest Camtasia version. I'm really angry.
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If you only have 370 MB of free space, it's little wonder your system is protesting!  Suggest you start by doing a disk drive clean up which get rid if temp files, empty Recycle bin, and such like.  You may gain further space after a defrag.

You don't say what capacity of drive you have, but as a general rule with Windows, at least 10% of the capacity should be free space.

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Thanks for your posting. But it's not a answer to my question. Of course I know that 370 MB is very little for a windows system and if course I need to get some more free disk space for a long term. But that was not my question. My system is running perfectly and not protesting at all. The only thing that is protesting is the Camtasia installer ...  unnecessarily.
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I have to agree with george about the free space. General rule of thumb is 10% of your hard drive should be free. Can't say I agree with this but that is it for the industry and hard drives. 
As far as software updates are concerned they generally deliver a full version and not just a few files to update an install. Think about it, what would  happen if they only delivered a few files and you missed a few updates! I worked for a software company for 22 years and the dream was to only deliver a few files for an update. Microsoft also had the same dream called a Patch but when it came down to it everyone just delivers a full version and have abandoned the Patch idea. Faster and more reliable in the end.

Not the answer you want to hear but it is reality.
Hope this helps,
Bill
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Well, I don't know anything. But 370MB of free space is a disaster waiting to happen.

You could try putting the installer on a flash or external HD. That "Should?" reduce the required space by the size of the installation file. Which is 364MB.

It has to install those files,  temporarily retaining the old files. That accounts for another 364MB. I suppose the Trash Bin might come into play to get rid of the old install. 364MB more?

I'm guessing, but that get's you to 1,100MB,  if you try doing all that using the the same HD.

Regards,Joe
 
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something else to consider ...

if installing the default CS9 Library assets, they will likely require additional disk space on your system drive

and, if you're selected to keep existing [Library] files, that will also require additional system drive disk space
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As far as software updates are concerned they generally deliver a full version and not just a few files to update an install. Think about it, what would  happen if they only delivered a few files and you missed a few updates!
The installer is about 383 MB. This size is not a problem. An intelligent and well-done installer could ask me what I want to be installed. Then I could select that I want the executable files to be installed, but not the whole content stuff (which I think makes the 1200 MB)... but this one won't start at all.

So I'm still waiting for a solution.

And yep, I'm software developer as well :) So I've programmed quite a lot of installers in the last 20 years...

And of course I agree with everything you said about disk space. I frequently need to shuffle installations around and copy them to different partitions / drives / USB devices to temporary get the free space. And I know that I need a freshly installed system with more disk space overhead. Sorry for my bad English ;)
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