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The download size is 34MB, but the installed size is (of course) much larger.
Why is the installed size much larger? Seems deceptive to me.
Most of the software I have downloaded is the same stated size after download as before download.
Almost all downloaded software installers are highly compressed; once it is decompressed and installed, it is naturally much larger.
Nothing deceptive - it just makes the download quicker.
I have never before witnessed a software program that listed its compressed MB state and not stated its full decompressed MB.
Quick download or not, this IS deceptive and should be changed to reflect the more accurate decompressed MB state.
Most downloaded software that uses Windows Installer (recommended by
Microsoft) will end up with two, sometimes three, complete copies of
itself on disk. The exact size depends on how Windows manages the
Installer database, it can't really be said to be up to developers any
> I have never before witnessed a software program that listed its compressed MB state and not stated its full decompressed MB.
Your experience does not match mine. It is considered good practice to
show the size in MB of a download so people can see how long it will
take; showing the size needed to install might be useful too.