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Windows 7: Will a 64gb SSD be big enough for...

17 Feb 2012   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Both my desktops have 60GB SSDs and I never ran out of space. Always have appr. 30GB free and I even run Ubuntu as /7 guest system in a Virtual Box. No need to move the pagefile. Just reduce it to 2GB - that is plenty. Just move the user data to the HDD.


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17 Feb 2012   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You should have plenty of space, if that's all you have installed. However, if this is a tower computer, you can always use an HDD for D, and create a folder called D:\Games to store BF3.
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17 Feb 2012   #13
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
You should have plenty of space, if that's all you have installed. However, if this is a tower computer, you can always use an HDD for D, and create a folder called D:\Games to store BF3.
Yes, it's a Combo system(Gaming, Media, etc)

I would prefer to have BF3 on the SSD, load times are ridiculous with the mechanical drives.
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17 Feb 2012   #14
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamesandalexis View Post
System restore...
Do you mean Backup and Restore? If so, My main drive, backs up to another drive, not on itself.
No, I mean System Restore.

It is a means of "rolling back" the registry to a previous time, typically to get out of a jam of some type. Windows Backup and Restore is something else entirely.

System Restore works quite well in my experience, but it does take up space. I have about 7 GB devoted to it, which at any given time encompasses about 15 "restore points" dating back 2 or 3 weeks.

The amount of space devoted to it is easily controlled by a slider--you can set it to 0 if you want. I'm not sure what the default is.
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17 Feb 2012   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

How big is BF3 ??
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17 Feb 2012   #16
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamesandalexis View Post
I would prefer to have BF3 on the SSD, load times are ridiculous with the mechanical drives.
It didn't seem that bad for me, loading off my WD Caviar 750 GB. Hard drive speed isn't going to have any affect on in-game action.

If you are truly worried about it, then sell the 64 GB off and get a larger drive. There are some great deals on 128 GB drives right now.
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17 Feb 2012   #17
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I stuck skyrim on my SSD, that entire game is about loading screens

So depends on the game, but Skyrim on the SSD was a must!
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17 Feb 2012   #18
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
How big is BF3 ??
I'm on my work pc right now, so I am not 100% sure. I know BF2 final was like 13gb. BF3 initial was like 8gb. It has updated quite a few times already, so I'd say it's approaching 13gb currently.
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17 Feb 2012   #19
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay, so here's where I stand.
1. Disconnect current Primary HDD
2. Install SSD as primary
3. Install OS
4. Install Drivers
5. Update OS
6. Change page file to secondary HDD(Where do I change the drive used?) or reduce to minimal(2gb?)
7. Change System Restore to either secondary HDD(Where do I change the save to point?) or reduce to minimal
8. Turn off Hibernate or move to secondary HDD(How do I move it?)
9. Install Origin and Battlefield 3

Anything else here that I am missing?
Oh, and do I just cut n paste my user directory to the secondary? Will the shortcuts still work or will they have to be reset? I've never really screwed with Windows settings too much.
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17 Feb 2012   #20
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I don't think you can move hibernate or System Restore.

Hibernate you turn off with a command. I think it is "power -cfg off" or something close to that.

You can adjust System Restore through Control Panel/system/system protection/configure.

Page file is at control panel/system/advanced system settings/performance/settings/advanced.
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