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Windows 7: how much Hard Drive will Win 7 use?

18 May 2010   #1

how much Hard Drive will Win 7 use?


I have a Toshiba Satellite m300 (2 Gig RAM, 32 bit operating sysytem, intel 2 duo CPU) running Windows 7 Home Premium. I have recently upgrarded from Vista and am very happy with the new Windows. My question is how much hard drive space should Windows 7 use?

I have a 280 Gig hard drive, and 115 Gig is taken/used. I can account for about 35 Gig with photos/music, but the other 80 Gig i don't know. I don't have many extra programs installed on the hard drive, and have performed all the maintenance tasks to try and reduce the size.Its just that when i had Vista installed, I am sure it wasn't that full.

I am not very computer savy, so please keep any explanations in lay-mans terms. Maybe my Question is stupid, it may be normal. Just thought i'd ask.....

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18 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86

9 gigabytes for windows

Did you do a clean install or upgrade?
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18 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ulti. x64

Have a look at this tutorial if you have windows old folder.
Windows.old Folder - Delete
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20 May 2010   #4


I think i did an upgrade install. I originally wanted to do a clean install, but wasn't sure how to do it. I have already deleted the old windows folder.

Am i able to re-use the same windows 7 disc to reinstall on the same laptop? If so a clean install may be needed to reduce the amount of crap on here. The problem is i don't even know where it all came from!!!

Thanks heaps for your replies guys and or girls, and please keep helping me...
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20 May 2010   #5

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops

this is mine so far, not much installed at all.

also add space for restore points ( for me = 11GB )
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