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Windows 7: The Size of Windows 7

11 Nov 2010   #1
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
The Size of Windows 7

I have Windows 7 installed on a 500GB hard drive so I have a lot of space not used, is it possible to partition this hard drive (with Windows 7 in place) ? and if I can how much space would Windows need ? any advice appreciated


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11 Nov 2010   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi,

You may want to browse This Tutorial

Tip   Tip
Try to leave 50-100GB for the main partition unless you do not intend on installing a lot of applications. The size you leave is entirely up to you



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11 Nov 2010   #3
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thank you Orbital Shark
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11 Nov 2010   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

You're welcome
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11 Nov 2010   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi,

You may want to browse This Tutorial

Tip   Tip
Try to leave 50-100GB for the main partition unless you do not intend on installing a lot of applications. The size you leave is entirely up to you



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Even if you DO install a lot of apps a max size of 60 GB is MORE than enough for the W7 partition in 99.9999% of cases. I have LOADS of apps on a desktop running W7 x 64 enterprise and I still have 15 GB free on a 55 GB partition.

cheers
jimbo
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11 Nov 2010   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

The suggestion above would also take into account retore points, shadow copies and temporary files. If the OP is sufficient in the process of cleaning redundant files then you're correct 60GB will be sufficient.

I've seen in some cases that over 30GB has been freed up by deleting all bu the latest restore point.
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11 Nov 2010   #7
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I did it , well not quite right as I made it 150GB but better then 500GB, thanks again Orbital Shark, very happy with that !

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11 Nov 2010   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

That's great, now you can use the secondary partition as a data drive for all your music/pictures/documents/videos.
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11 Nov 2010   #9
Orbital Shark

 
 

Also, you can Shrink the current volume to exactly what you need and Extend the new partition to make it bigger
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11 Nov 2010   #10
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I have two 500GB hard drives so I'm going to partition the second in to three, it has nothing on it ATM
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