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Windows 7: Today XP Died

24 Apr 2010   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Did you explore whether you could run Win7 in e.g. Virtual Box. I did that with the Beta and the prerelease and that worked very well. My tutorial in this zip folder will tell you how (just note that this tutorial is over 1 year old and there might be slight differences).
Thank you for the tutorial, but my hard drive issue is that it's only 18 gigabytes in size. I would have about 80% of the hard drive covered by 7 alone. At the moment, I only have 3 gigabytes left with XP installed.
Hmm, that's tough. Can't you upgrade the disk or add a second one? And what about running Win7 only. You could cut the size down to as little as 4-5GBs with vLite.
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24 Apr 2010   #22
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Money is very short for me... I did try seeing about the full 7 installation on my hard drive, and as said, it would take up around 80% of the drive. But I did do the vLite idea, and it has worked wonderfully. I can say now that I'm happily setting up Windows 7 now.

Is it allowed to rep in the Chillout forums? xD
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24 Apr 2010   #23
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Still have XP on wife's laptop. It has been sentenced to death but the execution date has not been set. Too busy doing the flower beds, spring cleaning and weekend festivals.

Jim
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24 Apr 2010   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Prisoner, Well I am glad you got a solution. And thanks for the virtual reps - don't worry about it.
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24 Apr 2010   #25
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prisoner View Post
As I wait for Explorer to restart, I type this.

I miss Win7.. it's hard for me to want to keep XP after being forced to downgrade back to XP due to hard drive issues. I'm so used to the features in 7, along with the stability I've found in it. Plus, how am I to develop programs for Windows 7 when I am not running Windows 7?

Sadly still using XP.
Exactly what hard drive issues are we talking about?
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24 Apr 2010   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prisoner View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Did you explore whether you could run Win7 in e.g. Virtual Box. I did that with the Beta and the prerelease and that worked very well. My tutorial in this zip folder will tell you how (just note that this tutorial is over 1 year old and there might be slight differences).
Thank you for the tutorial, but my hard drive issue is that it's only 18 gigabytes in size. I would have about 80% of the hard drive covered by 7 alone. At the moment, I only have 3 gigabytes left with XP installed.
Ummmm... you may want to take a look at this...

Attachment 69244


Ok... how'd I do that?

I used VLite to remove Media Center, Speech Recognition, Natural Language Search and about 50 languages.... Saving? 2.2gb from the installer image, about 10gb installed.

I run with no system restore, no pagefile, no hibernation and do not use automatic updates... it's going to stay that size.

So I don't have any software installed, do I?

Well... As you can see, it's pretty much a full system...

Attachment 69247


It's all in the setup...

Now if I could only sort out the network compatibility issues, I could make this back into my primary OS...
Read post #22. The OP did just that.
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24 Apr 2010   #27
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Read post #22. The OP did just that.
Deleted for your viewing pleasure.
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24 Apr 2010   #28
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

XP is STILL a solid OS. It isn't going to die out nearly as fast as "Windows 7 only" fans seem to think. I'm currently running 7 Ultimate x64, but if for some reason I couldn't, I would run XP-Pro SP3 WAY before I ran Vista. I have a funny feeling that Microsoft will continue to support XP longer than they have announced too.

XP had a great run, and apparently it's not exactly dead yet. I remember when XP-Pro SP2 first came out. It blew me away. It was Microsoft's finest hour to date.
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24 Apr 2010   #29
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Read post #22. The OP did just that.
Deleted for your viewing pleasure.
That was not neccessary. It might have been interesting for the next person.
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24 Apr 2010   #30
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Read post #22. The OP did just that.
Deleted for your viewing pleasure.
That was not neccessary. It might have been interesting for the next person.
Then why did you complain about it?
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