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Windows 7: Minimum Install size Win7 x64bit (ultimate)

21 May 2009   #1
MadEmperor

windows 7
 
 
Minimum Install size Win7 x64bit (ultimate)

What's the minimum installation size for Windows 7 Ultimate x64?

Hibernation off


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21 May 2009   #2
DrWho

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

On my PC, it was under 10 gig.
Much less than Vista Ultimate 64.

When the hackers get done with it, it will be even smaller.
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21 May 2009   #3
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

ROFL, mine was roughly 14gb, incl hibernation, so about 10 or so gb

Enzo.
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21 May 2009   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi mad emperor,

If you need to get it smaller than that, you can use vlite to remove Components you don't need - works fine - I have tried it.

I wouldn't mess with any of the other removal/tweaking options , just the Components.

If you use vlite 1.1.6, it works fine as it is - you can also install v1.2 over the top of it.

If you only get v1.2, then you need to download the massive WAIK from M$.
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21 May 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello MadEmperor and welcome to Seven Forums.

The minimum requirements for disk space listed to install Windows 7 on is 16 GB for 32-bit and 20 GB for 64-bit Windows 7.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 May 2009   #6
DrWho

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

Hibernation = one of the best ways I know of to screw up your PC.

SHUT IT OFF!

Then run Disk Cleanup on a regular basis to keep the crapola off of your HD.
I go several steps further, but that's not the topic of this thread.

Doc
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21 May 2009   #7
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

ROFL, i keep hibernation, im using a laptop, so its fairly handy, it dont matter tho, if i desperatly need the space, ill get rid of it, but my comp boots up at the same speed even if it was from a shutdown OR a Hibernation... so it dont matter :P

Thats just my opinion

Enzo
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22 Oct 2010   #8
Noels

PC, Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Using 30 GB SSD for 64bit install

Brink,

I'm using a Vertex 2 30GB SSD now as the boot drive for my current 32 bit Windows 7 install and so far it has used 25GB. I want to use another 30 GB Vertex 2 on a new build and plan to use 64 bits this time. I see you said it should take 20 GB... Do you think I'll be safe using the 30 GB SSD - will be sufficient to contain growth that might occur? I recently read an article where someone used an 80GB SSD and said the Windows 7 64bit install took all but 43GB.

Thanks for your help, Noel
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22 Oct 2010   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Noel,

Sorry, but a 30 GB drive will just be to small for the 64-bit Windows 7 to be able to function and have any space left to install anything else. It depends on what all you want to install on it other than 64-bit Windows 7, but I would recommend no smaller than 50 GB.
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22 Oct 2010   #10
Noels

PC, Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Brink,

Thanks. I don't plan to put anything else on it but the OS. I puts all my apps and other items on separate HDDs, so maybe I could squeak by? If not, I'll stay with 32 bits and make that do.

If I did use a 30GB and went with 64 bits, would it take a clean install to go back to 32 bits? I'm presuming yes, but since I've never done that, thought I'd ask anyway...

Thanks again, Noel
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