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Windows 7: How much space needed in WIN 7 64 bit for SSD

03 Mar 2013   #11

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

It will work ok but defeats the purpose of using an SSD. Your tech friend was right, to a point. You will have an app data folder with local, roaming and such no matter what you install or where you install it. That is a Windows 7 system file and the system uses it. I have a 228GB SSD with all programs installed on it right now. It still has all the files your tech friend told you about. He is wrong that it won't work, he was right that it will not help as much.I have installed programs and games to another drive numerous times and they work correctly. What your tech friend said was right, but that happens anyway. But, the main purpose of an SSD is to get better response time from windows and programs installed on the SSD. Install programs on another drive will not help them.

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04 Mar 2013   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit


It comes down to how many programs are you going to be installing . I just checked my Windows 7 64-bit and the C:\Windows alone is 29.1 GB . I didn't run the C:\ Programs Files and Program Files (x86) . I know the total will exceed the 64GB if you were to get the 64GB SSD drive. It also comes down to how much money you are willing to spend on an SSD drive. I'd personally would get a 512GB due to the amount of Programs I have . I don't game so I don't worry about them .
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04 Mar 2013   #13

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

Open C drive and go to C:/ Users. How much space does that use and how big is your hard drive? Also, how much space does Games you have installed take?
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