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Windows 7: Im going back to Vista...


09 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Im going back to Vista...

Heres why, on the 29th August I would have been running Vista on this laptop for exactly a year. I have two partitions, one for my OS and one for everything else. At the minute my Windows 7 partition has a red bar underneath it, meaning im running out of space. I never got this with Vista even with the huge amount of programs installed along with a few GB of pictures, documents, music, videos, etc. Something which I have not much of in 7, definitely nowhere near the amount I had on Vista.

So whys it taking up so much space? My point is I had Vista for almost a year and I never was close to running out of space on my OS partition yet ive had 7 for a few weeks, its ridiculous.

Rant over.

Discuss

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09 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Oh no, don't do that!
Try disable System Restore. Or delete some of the restore points.
I don't see anything taking place after a new install of Windows 7.
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09 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I honestly liked Vista, never had a problem in the 11 months. I did on my desktop but not this laptop.

Also, 7 just doesnt seem to any faster then Vista was. And my Vista was 32-bit and filled with junk.
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09 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Just keep Vista for couple more years and jump straight on Windows 8.
I skipped Vista and I am on Windows 7 now.
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09 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Go for it. Not like there's anything wrong with Vista, although something is using up that space and it isn't the OS. 7 uses about as much HD space for an install as Vista does, so there's something else there that's hogging your space. Of course, I'm going with the assumption that both your partitions are the same size.
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09 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 64 bit Build 7600 RTM
 
 

You are ultimately making a wrong decision, to be more precise windows 7 takes only 7GB in disk( u have to disable hibernation and move pagefile to some other drive). Do you think is there any other OS that uses less disk space than 7????????
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09 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

It's probably a windows.old file and a system restore that's been configured (perhaps by default) to use more disk space than necessary. Would be simple to fix by running disk cleanup and adjusting the amount of space allocated to system restore, but sounds like the OP has made up his/her mind.

For a kind of ridiculous reason, imo, but each to their own.

I mean there may be valid reasons for sticking with Vista (such as not wanting to spend the money on 7) but 7 using too much space compared to Vista is not one of them.
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09 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When you installed Windows 7...did it keep behind the windows.old directory with all of your other stuff. I cannot think of a good reason why Windows 7 would be eating so much more diskspace than Vista...that's certainly not characteristic of my install.

Edit: lets try not to flame or attack the OP..but rather help him try to find out where the disk space has went. It's likely to be a simple configuration change or an option that the OP is not aware of. If I were you, I wouldn't give up on 7 quite yet.
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09 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bala7 View Post
You are ultimately making a wrong decision, to be more precise windows 7 takes only 7GB in disk( u have to disable hibernation and move pagefile to some other drive). Do you think is there any other OS that uses less disk space than 7????????
Everything before Vista uses less disk space than 7.
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09 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bala7 View Post
Do you think is there any other OS that uses less disk space than 7????????


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KazeNoKoe23 View Post
Everything before Vista uses less disk space than 7.
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