I tried but was unable to remove the 47MB partition. It's still there and I'm not concerned at all about it at this point. It's gonna stay!
I don't really know how I did it, but take a look at the two snips... I went from a +150GB C: drive on my daughters laptop down to 15.88GB after our successful Windows 8 Pro upgrade. I did a lot of tweaking and moving things around before it got to this number. It sure seems low to me, but everything is working fine except the dell internal wireless driver
, which will not go faster than 54 Mbps (we were accustomed to a fairly consistent 270 Mbps on this laptop before). We still have a couple of items to install, but I don't think they'll take up more than 2-3 GBs.
There was only one big game (approximately 19GB) and we ended up uninstalling it since it hadn't been played in many months. If my daughter decides to reinstall it later there's plenty of room.
The user data, mostly music, music videos and photos, came out to about 29GB. A big surprise to me (and a huge space saver), was the reduction of the WinSxS folder: Before the Win 8 upgrade it was 18.5GB; now it is approximately 6GB. Twelve gigs here and 19gigs there adds up really fast.
Anyway, all of our computers are now much leaner than before and thanks to this forum and this thread in particular, whs, I now have a solid system imaging and data backup effort underway. It's still not perfect, but I feel really confident about it, and would highly recommend Macrium for any one looking to start a backup program or change an existing one.
5 minutes and 15 seconds vs. a day or two... it's a 'no-brainer!'