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Windows 7: Configuring Windows 7

19 Sep 2011   #11
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

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Isn't it bloated?
No.
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Like large on the hard drive
No.
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and use alot of resources
No.

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Ubuntu is less than 1GB
Um...Ubuntu is not less then 1 GB, where did you even get that? Windows 7 takes up less then 8 GBs of space. Harly bloated, and no Ubuntu is not 1 GB, its around the same under 8 GB.

Let me guess, you are a troll?
I would not make assumptions just so early.

Is the Windows 7 one Pre-installed on a laptop? Then you may get some additional software installed by the OEM Manufacturer

However if it is a Retail edition then the simple answer is No

Why is Windows 7 bigger than Linux Distros? Well Windows is quite a sophisticated OS but I can only say it is

Josh


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19 Sep 2011   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Well under 5 GB for Windows 7, SP1 and all current updates for the 32-bit version. The 64-bit version would be a little more, probably close to 8 GB. You would see about the same increase on the 64-bit version of Ubuntu. See screenshot.
Also, I don't just look at what the C:\Windows uses..I look at the entire amount of disk space consumed on the entire hard drive after the OS is installed. Stuff in C:\Program Files and such count as well as far as I am concerned. And I'm talking about the 64bit version as well, that's really the only version that I have used with Windows 7.


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Why is Windows 7 bigger than Linux Distros? Well Windows is quite a sophisticated OS but I can only say it is

Josh
Said like that, it makes it sound like Windows is more sophisticated and thus larger in size. That's not right. There are Linux distros out there which only consume 50MB of space (Damn Small Linux). You can run an enterprise Linux distro like Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 6 with a minimal install and it takes around 850MB of disk space. It's quite functional and sophisticated, but will lack features many might want..for example...like a graphical user interface.

Windows is what it is, and it's going to take 5-15GB of hard drive space once installed. These days, that's pretty cheap....even from an SSD standpoint. I remember that first "large" capacity hard drive I personally purchased and that was a 730MB Western Digital and that was nearly $400.
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19 Sep 2011   #13
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

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Is the Windows 7 one Pre-installed on a laptop? Then you may get some additional software installed by the OEM Manufacturer
Which is not Windows. But third-party middleware.
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19 Sep 2011   #14
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Also, I don't just look at what the C:\Windows uses..I look at the entire amount of disk space consumed on the entire hard drive after the OS is installed. Stuff in C:\Program Files and such count as well as far as I am concerned. And I'm talking about the 64bit version as well, that's really the only version that I have used with Windows 7.
Almost everything in Program Files and such, are all hardlinked out of WinSxS. Very few items are not hardlinked on a fresh installation of Windows 7. To get an accurate listing you need to remove all the hardlinks except for the last reference. However, just by looking you can see everything in Program Files is pretty much hardlinked.
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19 Sep 2011   #15
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

I understand however the OP may have gotten confused with Windows 7 and the Third Party software and since it may have been there at the first start-up it could be easily seen as part of windows to people who aren't as computer literate as some others
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19 Sep 2011   #16
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
I understand however the OP may have gotten confused with Windows 7 and the Third Party software and since it may have been there at the first start-up it could be easily seen as part of windows to people who aren't as computer literate as some others
Oh...well I guess me accusing the OP of being a troll is worst then accusing the OP of being computer illiterate. Just saying.
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19 Sep 2011   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I use Linux on a ton of machines and for a bunch of reasons, but the amount of disk space consumed after the OS is installed is NOT one of them.
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19 Sep 2011   #18
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

I didn't refer to the OP being Computer illiterate in the above post
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19 Sep 2011   #19
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

I use 64-bit. It's not just about hard drive space. It's also use of resources. Why does it require so much space? It doesn't use alot of system resources? Then why does it have firewall/security stuff? I could get that from a third party. Shouldn't the MS security features be disabled because it's pointless to have 2 security softwares running at the same time. I'm going to keep automatic updates on. But I plan to use a firewall that will block anything from coming in as well as anything from going out.

This isn't about Windows + 3rd party software. This is about Windows 7.


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Let me guess, you are a troll?
No that's what you are considering your obnoxious and inappropriate behavior.
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19 Sep 2011   #20
Chilidawg

windows 7 professional 64-bit
 
 

Very shortly after I got my new laptop, I made my recovery disks and began uninstalling all the bloatware that came packaged with the machine. Was careful not to touch the MS stuff, and I've been quite impressed with Windows so far. This is all the Microsoft's credit as my previous OS was/is Ubuntu.
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