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Windows 7: Windows 7 using up 15gb of hard drive ?

21 Oct 2009   #1
colinw

windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 using up 15gb of hard drive ?

Just installed my purchased windows 7 pro 64 bit, clean install, and it's using up 15gb of hard drive space already, before i even install anything ?

Is this normal, thanks


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21 Oct 2009   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Are you looking in the drive properties? If so then yes it is normal. After installation, Windows creates a Restore Point, almost an exact duplicate of everything.
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21 Oct 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by colinw View Post
Just installed my purchased windows 7 pro 64 bit, clean install, and it's using up 15gb of hard drive space already, before i even install anything ?

Is this normal, thanks

And there is the page file, the hibernation file, temp files, etc. A normal win 7 32 bit install where all of the above are on different drives runs about 8-10 gigs

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21 Oct 2009   #4
colinw

windows 7
 
 

ok thanks, but i have already turned off system restore though after the install. i just use acronis if i need to restore.

i was already running win 7 ultimate before and dont remember it being that large.

thanks anyway..
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