25 GB? Seriously, Microsoft? What a bloated piece of crapware.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Blackberryroid, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Blackberryroid macrumors 6502a

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    I installed bootcamp, hoping that I'd be able to install my Windows stuff. I have a 128 GB SSD. I installed Windows and it's 25 GB. This leaves me 5 GB of storage since the partition is just 30 GB. What a space eating OS. If only developers would pick the Mac to develop on instead of Windows, I wouldn't be dealing with this crapware.

    What are your thoughts on Bootcamp?
     
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    Windows 7 takes up less than 10 GB on my install. And why did you get such a minuscule disk for a dual OS computer?
     
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Well, I for one hate bootcamp. Leave it to Apple to crap up Windows with ****** drivers and make it more unusable than my Dell.

    Otherwise I think I'd prefer running Windows as my main OS on my MBA.
     
  4. Graeme43 macrumors 6502a

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    Probably due to page file and or hibernation file being huge. My page file was 8GB and hibernation was 6GB :eek: after fresh install
     
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    How much ram do you have. The hibernate file will be the same size as that and the page file is also the same size by default. You can reduce the default pagefile size.
     
  7. Wardenski macrumors 6502

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    Bootcamp is awesome and generally so is Windows 7.

    Your partition is woeful. Crysis (which is 5 year old) takes up 12 GB!
     
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    Especially the notion that 128gb's is a reasonable amount of storage. Heck, my (early!) 2006 Macbook Pro has 120gb's.
     
  10. Blackberryroid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, stick with 64bit - take a look around there are lots of tutorials out there to reduce the size of a windows install.
     
  12. DariusMehta macrumors newbie

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    My 2004 PowerBook G4 has a 120GB HDD!
     
  13. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Windows is pretty bloated OP, not sure why others here are trying to tell you otherwise.

    There is a tool called nLite that works excellently. You'll be able to trim it down pretty good. I used to use it when I had to cram XP installs on eeEPC's when they came out and all the higher ups at my job wanted them.

    I never tried it on 7 but I assume its been updated for that.
     
  14. fluxburn macrumors newbie

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    Well Windows has a lot of drivers, but lol Linux does too. You're lucky, my macbook pro even after partitioning with bootcamp wouldn't install Windows7 because, as far as I figured, I had a Windows 7 OEM disc and the Apple software wasn't written for that.

    So I've used VMware Fusion for quite some time, for the absolute need of using Windows.
     
  15. ixodes macrumors 601

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    It's your fault for not choosing the larger SSD.
     
  16. jason221 macrumors 6502

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    Google "disable windows 7 hibernation" and "reduce windows 7 page file size." It should free up a few GBs for you.

    Apple's 256 GB SSD is massively overpriced. Get a 256 GB Crucial M4 SSD for $200 now, or wait for Black Friday and possibly get a much better deal on the 256 or even the 512 (which is $400).
     
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    Here is some steps you can do to Gain/Reclaim some free space.

    But first note that OS X and Windows report space differently. (In OS X 1GB is 953.67432MB | In Windows 1GB is 1,024MB)

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    This is my Windows 7 x64 SP1 install after doing all those steps.
    (I have 8GB of RAM and keep Programs/Games on a separate partition).
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  18. Blackberryroid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My fault? SSDs are dead expensive and Microsoft is just sitting there on it's ass, making bloated software while Apple is working hard on making their OS take 8 GB of HDD only.
     
  19. MJL macrumors 6502a

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    Windows 7 is larger because it has to incorporate all the drivers for all the different hardware out there as well as catering for legacy hardware. Apple's brown stuff is only supported for a few years whereas for instance XP was supported for what, 10 years?

    If you have 25 Gb then it is my guess that you have a large pagefile and a large hibernation file. With a SSD you do not want to hibernate so you can switch it off and delete that file. There goes a file the size eqaul to your memory. Also you could check how much of your pagefile is being used, there are some utilities for that. But normally with 4 Gb you seldom (if ever) need 128 Mb so if you set it to 256M you should be fine. There goes another file which by default is equal to the amount of memory +16Mb.

    My whole installation was not more than about 11 Gb before installing Office and other software. Windows 7 is the best version yet and on my laptop I am running it with a 40 Gb SSD and it takes on that only 9 Gb inclusive office software.
     
  20. ixodes macrumors 601

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    My you're emotionally attached to hating Microsoft. Perhaps they've done something personal to make you feel violated. One can only guess.
     
  21. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to point out that a new install of Windows 7 is always under 10GB and that's why I posted those different Tweaking/Cleaning steps.

    If you follow them correctly, you will regain your missing space. The only thing you'll loose is hibernation (which can be re-enabled if you feel you need it).
     
  22. turtle777 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for adding value.


    NOT.

    -t
     
  23. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    A) When Windows 7 was released, SSDs were still basically vaporware, and large HDDs were plentiful

    B) A typical Windows 7 install should take 10-15GB. Hibernation + Virtual memory will consume quite a bit of HDD space with 8GB or more RAM though.
     
  24. 725032 Guest

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    You're welcome

    OP Should have bought a bigger SSD
     

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