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Windows 7: Good backup policy?

29 Mar 2010   #31

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86

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That is really cool. But I would be interested to know how you fit the system into 4.1GBs. Mine is about 18GB with pagefile less shadowstorage and hibernation file. My winsxs alone is over 4.1GBs.

Well, here's a screen shot taken just now....

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How did I do that with Windows 7 Ultimate? Well, I used VLite and removed Speech Recognition, Languages, Natural Language Search, Media Center and a couple of other things I'll never use in this lifetime.... Then I run with no system restore, no pagefile, no hibernation and no automatic updates.

Been running my systems like that since win2000 ... which I could actually install in under 700megs. XP needed about 1.5gb...
That is really nice. That would be of great interest for the people that put Win7 on a small SSD. With a 30GB Vertex ($99), there would be even enough room for the data on e.g. a laptop.
It's not all that hard to do... Just install VLite and follow the steps.

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