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Windows 7: How much space needed in WIN 7 64 bit for SSD

02 Mar 2013   #1
fahad619

Ultimate 32bit
 
 
How much space needed in WIN 7 64 bit for SSD

Guys,I m thinking about to buy a SSD.Can u tell me how much space needed for WIN 7 64bit.pls include ur space advice that it will also have latest update of win+20% space free(which i found various forum that it is needed for run win smoothly).How about 32GB SSD??????
Thankssssssssssss.


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02 Mar 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

It depends on how many programs you will be installing. You have to know just cause the SSD says its a 128 , 256 , or a 512 . You will not get that amount after formatting the drive and such. If you want to get a 32GB SSD drive you will end up with somewhere around at least 25-28 GB drive .
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02 Mar 2013   #3
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fahad619 View Post
Guys,I m thinking about to buy a SSD.Can u tell me how much space needed for WIN 7 64bit.pls include ur space advice that it will also have latest update of win+20% space free(which i found various forum that it is needed for run win smoothly).How about 32GB SSD??????
Thankssssssssssss.
I have about 7% free space on my solid state drive and Windows 7 is still running just fine.

Anyway, you'll need up to 20 GB before installing your programs and games (if any).

So a 32 GB solid state drive would be fine if the only thing you put on it is Windows 7. I have a 60 GB solid state drive, and the actual capacity is 55.8 GB. I have 4.35 GB left on it because I have installed as much as I can onto it, including 3 modern games, and 1 older one.
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02 Mar 2013   #4
remm

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Just to chime in, I don't game but I have several Adobe programs installed among the nearly 200 programs, and the OS and programs alone take up 57GB before getting around to the free space. (I have a 120GB partition for the OS.) So it totally depends on what you will use it for. If you like the way your prior drive was setup, see how much space you were taking up with the relative folders (e.g. Windows, both Programs folders, Users, etc.), then remember there are hidden system folders (swap, RECYCLE.BIN, etc) so I'd triple whatever figure I came up with and think of that as an absolute minimum, and would feel better quadrupling it. Just a suggestion. Good luck.
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03 Mar 2013   #5
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Windows itself takes up 17GB, the rest is available for programs. Large files like games can be installed on another hard drive, as should be your user files and folders (pictures, documents, music and such). The rest will depend on how many and what type programs you use. I have windows and a number of programs including Microsoft office 2010 Pro Plus installed. I ran my OS on a 64Gb for over a year with no problems. A 128Gb would give you plenty of room for whatever you may need.
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03 Mar 2013   #6
fahad619

Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hey frnd,what if i just install win 7 only in and use as a bootdrive and install othr programs on HDD,will it work fine?????????????
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03 Mar 2013   #7
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fahad619 View Post
Hey frnd,what if i just install win 7 only in and use as a bootdrive and install othr programs on HDD,will it work fine?????????????
Yep! Although, anything you install onto the solid state drive will open faster than it would if it's installed onto the hard drive.
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03 Mar 2013   #8
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fahad619 View Post
Hey frnd,what if i just install win 7 only in and use as a bootdrive and install othr programs on HDD,will it work fine?????????????
Yes, it will work perfectly fine. However, you are almost defeating the purpose of having an SSD. Everything installed on the SSD will react quicker and open much, much faster. What you install on a hard drive will open at it's current speed.
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03 Mar 2013   #9
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

I personally wouldn't bother with an ssd smaller than 128G. The price of a 128G ssd is fairly reasonable at this point and not that much more expensive than a 64G drive. A 128G drive costs roughly 2X what a 32C does but holds 4X data.
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03 Mar 2013   #10
fahad619

Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fahad619 View Post
Hey frnd,what if i just install win 7 only in and use as a bootdrive and install othr programs on HDD,will it work fine?????????????
Yes, it will work perfectly fine. However, you are almost defeating the purpose of having an SSD. Everything installed on the SSD will react quicker and open much, much faster. What you install on a hard drive will open at it's current speed.
a tech frnd of me told me that it will not help me much when i will use win 7 it will create many temp file like roaming files,temp data, local data, app data, roaming data, recycler data etc will fill up free space.what is ur ans??????
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