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Windows 7: amount of space

19 Nov 2011   #1
soulfood

XP windows Professional
 
 
amount of space

hey, how much space on a hard drive or SSD does it take to run the basic operating system (os), (120GB-20GB)? thanks


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19 Nov 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If you mean Windows 7, a basic install of Home Premium, updated, is 15 or 20 GB if I recall, but that is too small once you add in programs and some breathing room.
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19 Nov 2011   #3
scrooge

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

i'd say a 32gb to 60gb would be fine for the o/s .

scrooge
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19 Nov 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Minimum space is around 16GB, 40Gb is acceptable, 75-100GB should be more than enough depending what you have installed or intend to install.

As an example I have 68 programs installed on my C drive and used space including Windows 7 SP1 is 67GB.
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19 Nov 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For the OS and a reasonable selection of programs you should not need more than 30GBs. That is the situation on my desktops that have 60GB SSDs with the user data on the HDD.

On the laptops I chose 80 and 90GB SSDs because here I also need the space for the user data - and there is plenty of free space. 4 systems are Windows7, one is Vista.
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20 Nov 2011   #6
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

50 gb ^,^
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20 Nov 2011   #7
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Yeah, too many variables to pin down a number. It depends on the version and features installed. Not to mention individual choices on options.
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