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Windows 7: Help with installing Win 7 to blank DVD

05 Jul 2009   #11

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

My 7x64 is using 14.1gb - he may have more shadow copies.

Vista 64 bit will be about the same.

If you need it to use less disk space - try 32 bit, or edit Vista/7 install files with vlite.

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05 Jul 2009   #12

Windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
My 7x64 is using 14.1gb - he may have more shadow copies.

Vista 64 bit will be about the same.

If you need it to use less disk space - try 32 bit, or edit Vista/7 install files with vlite.
Shadow copies?

Its build 7264 Win 7 Ultimate 64bit

I have a 500 odd gig harddrive..not worried, was just wondering..
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05 Jul 2009   #13

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Not sure what you mean , mate - wondering what Shadow copies are?
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05 Jul 2009   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Not sure what you mean , mate - wondering what Shadow copies are?
Interesting My Windows 7 7264 is 12GB by default....while 8 GB with hibernate and sytem restore turned off....
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05 Jul 2009   #15

vista
 
 

thank you
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05 Jul 2009   #16

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Zidane,

What has that got to do with my last post you quoted?
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05 Jul 2009   #17

Windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Not sure what you mean , mate - wondering what Shadow copies are?
Yes
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05 Jul 2009   #18

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...adow-copy.aspx

Another one is made every time a restore pt is created. System restore only restores a small amount of what is in the shadow copy.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2342534,00.asp

Hope it helps.
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05 Jul 2009   #19

Windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

IC

But would that still apply if I deleted the partition of the HDD and started fresh?
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05 Jul 2009   #20

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, when a restore pt is made a shadow copy is created.

You can control the amount of space used for Shadow storage - reduce it now if you want - the older pts will be deleted if they fall outside the space you have allocated.

Not sure why you want to reinstall.
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