Want to Thanks carlH again for a wonderfully written & documented piece!
I just reactivated my Defy after purchasing RW Moto X, & for those that think the DEFY is at End-Of-Life (EOL), think again. (Moto X does not have the FM tuner)
The 1st use of the Moto “*set_external_install_location.exe” *utility was last year when Defy was new, using XP.
When I was finished reactivation, loaded Wifi Pilot & Airplane Mode Modifier, to save batt. life, then checked Settings/storage use/ and internal storage only had 81MB free.
Now again under Windows 8 it was even easier/faster to use the Moto utility as the driver installed automatically.
Reactivation requires a big wipe of the Defy & SD card, very much like doing an OS reinstall.
I had tried to keep Defy’s apps to a min of those I really need & also searched for very small apps as there are apps that claim to do the same things but vary widely in memory usage. (the Moto X has plenty, no worries).
Now a check of internal storage shows "133MB used and 255MB free!
Now, to go kill some updates