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Understand something. files take up space on your disk. That is unavoidable, unless you invest in a home network-based NAS / SAN on your premise. Then, they take up space on *other* drives elsewhere. They still take up space. If you use a cloud-based storage to help that, unless you set the application's settings to not keep files locally (and thus only in the cloud) they still take up space on your Hard Drive, and even if you do, any file that you access to look at / edit / email to someone / etc. will be downloaded to your HD and - yep, you guessed it, take up space.
Since you're making CloneZilla backups, good, you probably don't need System Restore. Still, it doesn't hurt to have it on, as a backup to the backup - SR is for maintaining the System itself, versus your data files, while the CloneZilla backups will allow you to maintian both System and your data. Putting all your eggs in one basket is not the best way to go, especially if you have something that is either mission critical or personally critical.
What we're ALL trying to tell you is that you're using 25% of your space - and think it is using too much. That is your incorrect assumption. With a little bit of maintenance your HD won't magically grow from 53 GB used to 153 GB used overnight, unless you install an application that actually uses that much space on the HD (like a large, modern Game).
I teach CompTIA certification classes, and I have numerous Virtual Machines of Operating systems, and for the VM for Windows 10, the disk size is set to 64 GB. It doesn't even have Office installed, just the basic Windows 10 install. So you can see that, unless I start copying a bunch of personal files, like large pictures (or thousands of normal sized ones) and numerous video files, I don't need any more than 64 GB. With your Office install, increase that to ~80 GB - which leaves you with roughly twice that space for all your files - documents, images, videos, music, etc.
Since you've run the decrapifier app already, there isn't a lot more to remove from Windows or Office that will save you much more than a few GB - or, basically, about 2-3% max of you currnt HD partition size.
So, rest assured that you're fine where you are at now.
- Operating System
- windows 10 Linux Mint
- Computer type
- AMD Ryzen 3500U
- Graphics Card(s)