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Windows 7: How to get around space requirement on SP install?

17 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 10 Pro

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I have page file turned off with my SSD. Ill look at moving user folder. Thanks
I wouldn't necessarily move the "user" folder but maybe some some folders within - Documents, Pictures, Music.

My two cents.
I don't know sygnus. Moving the user folders off the OS partition has a lot of advantages for safe keeping your data. Also, when you restore the OS partition from a previous image, you do not lose any data/files you created since that last image was taken. That is, however, different with a Win7 system restore which does not touch user data.

There is though the possibility to create a master folder for e.g. Documents, Music, etc. on another partition/drive and then include those master folders in the appropriate libraries (just right ckick on the master folders in the other partition/drive). The advantage of this scenario is (especially for Documents) that all the various programs that like to store their stuff in the main Documents folder will end up on the C Documents folder and not in your own Documents folder.
I can't disagree with you as you have very solid points. I'm just thinking that there are some things best left on the faster drive. That's why for me, I insisted on at least a 120gig drive - this way I didn't have to move or delete stuff. I still have my page file, hib file, and restore points on and still have 43 gig of free space left from my 120 (111.7 gig) drive.

Going back to the OP's issue, if I "had" to move stuff from my user profile, those are the things I would start with. But again, you have valid points as well.

Just depends on what you want on the faster drive.

My two cents.

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17 Jan 2011   #12
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I guess it is a matter of preference. But I found that keeping the user folders on the SSD really does not buy you much. Maybe a "work folder" for e.g. Video editing may benefit from the faster write speed (if any - depending on block size).
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17 Jan 2011   #13

Windows 10 Pro

Yeap that's true. I'm just a user that likes to keep everything OS, as well as any key programs like Office, Photoshop (though I move the cache files), stuff like that on the C drive.

That's me, and like you said, it's a matter of preference.
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