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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 on 80 GB Hard drive

11 Jul 2010   #11
esha

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I've Win 7 Professional plus several big programs, and it's currently using 42.7 GB of my HD space on C:\. But I have all my files, photos etc. on another HD.
If you're going to work with image editors or music or video files you'll certainly need a bigger HD for the data. But I'm sure you know that already


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11 Jul 2010   #12
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by esha View Post
I've Win 7 Professional plus several big programs, and it's currently using 42.7 GB of my HD space on C:\. But I have all my files, photos etc. on another HD.
If you're going to work with image editors or music or video files you'll certainly need a bigger HD for the data. But I'm sure you know that already
I mostly use this PC for games. I doubt it will have enough space for all of them.
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11 Jul 2010   #13
EpicThorn

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

One of my test machines currently has an 80Gig HDD. Windows 7 HP is installed with Office 2010, WoW and a bunch of learning games for my kids. 80Gig will do you fine until you can get a bigger HDD.
Try using nLite to make the overall footprint of the OS install smaller.

Regards,
Thorn
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11 Jul 2010   #14
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Most people running off a SSD (except for the very wealthy!) are limited to a drive about that size and do just fine. (My Intel SSD is also 80GB.)

As others have mentioned, that doesn't leave a whole lot of room for gobs of data. It will get you started. I'm assuming the reason you haven't replaced the 750GB drive that croaked is that you either don't have the dough right now or that this is secondary computer for casual use. Either way, you can get started now and image it over to a new larger drive if and when you can.
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