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Windows 7: How much space does Win7 HomePrem use on new computer?

06 Mar 2010   #1
beautiful

Win7
 
 
How much space does Win7 HomePrem use on new computer?

Hello,
To those who have just bought Windows 7 Home Premium on a new computer (or to those who can recall the answer), how much space was used by Windows 7 (without your adding any programs or media or files)?

On our brand new computer, 29.5 GB is already used space.


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06 Mar 2010   #2
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I installed Win 7 Professional on my Dell Mini 9 and it took 6GB of my 8GB SSD.
I then bought a 16GB SSD and Win 7 Ultimate took up 12GB initially and was able to drop it to under 10GB by deleting some of the update files.
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06 Mar 2010   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

After doing a little cleaning, no pagefile or hibernation file, system restore points removed. well under 7 GB.
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06 Mar 2010   #4
beautiful

Win7
 
 

How come my C Drive/ Properties shows 29.5 GB of used space? I gotta investigate the matter.
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06 Mar 2010   #5
beautiful

Win7
 
 

I'm confused. In
(C: /Properties, it says "Used Space" is 29.5 GB (31,703,XXX bytes),
but when I go the the folder listings of C: Drive and do a "Select All" then check the Properties, I'm told that the size is 16.5GB.
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06 Mar 2010   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beautiful View Post
I'm confused. In
(C: /Properties, it says "Used Space" is 29.5 GB (31,703,XXX bytes),
but when I go the the folder listings of C: Drive and do a "Select All" then check the Properties, I'm told that the size is 16.5GB.
The Disk properties is accurate, the bitmap which maps every bit on the HDD is used, merely counting the occupied bits versus the empty bits you get the exact used space. While the properties of a folder goes though the file system which is govern by ACLs, traversing down the file system tree, places you are not allowed are ignored. There is also the issue that hardlinks will be counted multiple times.
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06 Mar 2010   #7
beautiful

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
I installed Win 7 Professional on my Dell Mini 9 and it took 6GB of my 8GB SSD.
I then bought a 16GB SSD and Win 7 Ultimate took up 12GB initially and was able to drop it to under 10GB by deleting some of the update files.

Is it 100% safe to delete the update files? I'd like to cut down on the fat.
What else can I safely delete?
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06 Mar 2010   #8
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beautiful View Post
I'm confused. In
(C: /Properties, it says "Used Space" is 29.5 GB (31,703,XXX bytes),
but when I go the the folder listings of C: Drive and do a "Select All" then check the Properties, I'm told that the size is 16.5GB.

C: Properties is showing all the used space on your boot drive...not just Windows.
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06 Mar 2010   #9
beautiful

Win7
 
 

patio, yes, but all the used space on my boot drive is all Windows stuff (since we haven't added anything much to the computer after purchase).
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06 Mar 2010   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The missing space is system restore points. Click on Start, right click on My Computer, choose properties, click on System Protection. Highlight, Local Disk C and click on Configure. Here you will see how much space is being used by all of these restore points. 5-10GB of space here is not unheard of and won't show up when you add everything up using Explorer.
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