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Windows 7: Win7 New Install And Disc Space Question

28 Jul 2010   #1
KenSander

windows 7
 
 
Win7 New Install And Disc Space Question

So I've installed Win7 Pro on my Mac via bootcamp. I've done this twice.

I don't plan on using it much other than to check things for web development for my job.

The first time I created the partition, I made it small as per the reason above. I set it to 32gb and after a fresh install without adding any extra programs, it took up about 28gb of space I believe.

I wasn't expecting it to take up that much room as I had done some research and talked to some friends, and had heard lower numbers.

I just deleted the partition and started over, this time allocating 50gb. The install this time took up ~36gb of space.

Is this normal? I've installed nothing else, and this is a fresh install. No system restore points or anything.


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28 Jul 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If you did an upgrade or did a custom installl without a format, your space is taken up by windows.old

Windows.old Folder - Delete

If this is the case, be advised, a clean install is best, ie custom with format.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/68...sta.html?ltr=C
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28 Jul 2010   #3
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KenSander View Post
So I've installed Win7 Pro on my Mac via bootcamp. I've done this twice.

I don't plan on using it much other than to check things for web development for my job.

The first time I created the partition, I made it small as per the reason above. I set it to 32gb and after a fresh install without adding any extra programs, it took up about 28gb of space I believe.

I wasn't expecting it to take up that much room as I had done some research and talked to some friends, and had heard lower numbers.

I just deleted the partition and started over, this time allocating 50gb. The install this time took up ~36gb of space.

Is this normal? I've installed nothing else, and this is a fresh install. No system restore points or anything.

Hi
KenSander and welcome to SF!
Windows 7 requires between 16GB and 20GB of free space on HDD only for its deployment, depending on your architecture (32bit / 64bit). In fact, the values that you report are abnormal. Did you use Boot Camp 3.1 in the installation process ?!
Let us know!

ps. Here is a good tutorial: http://www.digitaltrends.com/computi...-7-on-an-imac/


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28 Jul 2010   #4
KenSander

windows 7
 
 

I did a fresh install both times, nothing custom other than doing it via bootcamp.

I forgot to mention it is 64bit.

I did run it through bootcamp with a fresh format each time. I don't see a windows.old folder. I even ran disc cleanup/clean system files command right after installing, and it only had 3mb to remove.

I did notice on MS' website it said it required 20gb with an additional 15gb for winxp mode. I didn't specifically install winxp mode, just ran the win7 install disc and it was all automatic. I assume it is all built into the install by default.

The thing that is puzzling, is that when it installed on a smaller partition, it took up 28gb, and when I redid it on a larger partition, it took up 36gb.
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28 Jul 2010   #5
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KenSander View Post
I did a fresh install both times, nothing custom. Just ran the disc setup of win7.

I forgot to mention it is 64bit.

I did run it through bootcamp with a fresh format each time. I don't see a windows.old folder. I even ran disc cleanup/clean system files command right after installing, and it only had 3mb to remove.

I did notice on MS' website it said it required 20gb with an additional 15gb for winxp mode. I didn't specifically install winxp mode, just ran the win7 install disc and it was all automatic.

Would be about 20GB for the 64bit version. And what do you say to try the tutorial that I recommended above?! Redo the installation process for it, and let us know the results!

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