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Windows 7: C:\ used space after windows 7 starter installation

02 Feb 2017   #1
Misaalanshori

Windows 10 pro 64bit
 
 
C:\ used space after windows 7 starter installation

I'm trying to install windows 7 starter 32bit to a flashdrive and i want to know what is the used space on c:\ (or the windows partition) is after a clean install without any other software installed (only software from the windows instalation) so i can find the smallest flashdrive to install it on.

I know that the minimum requirements is 16gb for 32bit but sometime it uses less than 16 gb

I also know that i can just install it to a vm, but i dont have enough harddrive space for the virtual hard drive

I'm using WinToUSB to install windows 7 to the flashdrive


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02 Feb 2017   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 1909 - 18363.657 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
 
 

Even with starter you would need a 32 GB minimum, but for regular installs I suggest at least 64GB and preferably 128Gb+ to allow for breathing space. I exclusively use a minimum 256GB partition for OS installs (ideally this would be an SSD)
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02 Feb 2017   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Is this flash drive install for the purpose of having a backup OS for the computer? That's cool!
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02 Feb 2017   #4
Misaalanshori

Windows 10 pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Even with starter you would need a 32 GB minimum, but for regular installs I suggest at least 64GB and preferably 128Gb+ to allow for breathing space. I exclusively use a minimum 256GB partition for OS installs (ideally this would be an SSD)
i want to know what is the used space on the windows instalation partition after the instalation
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02 Feb 2017   #5
Misaalanshori

Windows 10 pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Is this flash drive install for the purpose of having a backup OS for the computer? That's cool!
yes, im using this as an emergency os so i can fix my computer if something happen, i already have windows 7 extreme lite edition on an 8 gb flashdrive, and now i want windows 7 starter edition on a flash drive because i think it the smallest version of windows that i can install with wintousb
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03 Feb 2017   #6
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I think if you create the Windows 7 Starter Edition ISO, a program such PowerISO [not free] or any number of other ISO burners [which are free] might be able to "tell" how much byte-space will be needed.
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