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    Default How much partition size for Windows 7?

    hi guys..reading the posts here and feel like i gotta try it!

    what is the optimal partition size i ll need?

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    Default Re: How much partition size for Windows 7?

    if your gonna just test it out 30gb is a nice partition size
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    Default Re: How much partition size for Windows 7?

    30 GB or more is recommended, but it is possible to install W7 on a disk that has only 16 GB too (like on some netbooks).
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    Default Re: How much partition size for Windows 7?

    That`s good to know, I`ll install it in a few days. Appart from the mp3 patch, is there anything else I need to instal with it ?

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    Default Re: How much partition size for Windows 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by eleron911 View Post
    That`s good to know, I`ll install it in a few days. Appart from the mp3 patch, is there anything else I need to instal with it ?
    just run windows update as soon as you install it and your good to go
    just make sure you use the latest graphics driver from nvidia/ati or which ever you have.
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    Default Re: How much partition size for Windows 7?

    Yeah I used a 30GB partition.

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    Default Re: How much partition size for Windows 7?

    I have a 20 GB one and it works well.
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    Default Re: How much partition size for Windows 7?

    I have Win7 on an 18 GB partition and it is perfectly happy, even 8 GB in pagefiles/hibernation files. But I install most of my programs to a seperate partition.

    The installer told me it needed, IIRC, 8.666 GB of space to install at a minimum when I selected a drive with about 2 GB of space to install it on. Not counting pagefile.sys or hiberfil.sys, my Win7 is using a bit less than 8 GB of space now with most things set up, so 9 GB as an absolute minimum sounds about right.
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    Default Re: How much partition size for Windows 7?

    8.666GB! Holy CRAP!

    Wow, how things have changed. I think you only need like 500MB min for XP. I know XP is *OLD* by software terms but that's a tremendous amount of files. What could be needed for an _OS_ to take up 9GB!??

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    Default Re: How much partition size for Windows 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apollo13 View Post
    I have Win7 on an 18 GB partition and it is perfectly happy, even 8 GB in pagefiles/hibernation files. But I install most of my programs to a seperate partition.

    The installer told me it needed, IIRC, 8.666 GB of space to install at a minimum when I selected a drive with about 2 GB of space to install it on. Not counting pagefile.sys or hiberfil.sys, my Win7 is using a bit less than 8 GB of space now with most things set up, so 9 GB as an absolute minimum sounds about right.
    So if you install things to a separate partition, can you run them from there?
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