Bootcamp full right after Windows 7 install?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by GP20, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. GP20 macrumors member

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    I dedicated 40GB to the bootcamp drive, and right after the windows 7 pro install, the drive is almost full with about 1.6GB left. This can't be normal, can it? Am I doing anything wrong?

    I checked the windows system file sizes and it seems to be only about 13GB. So what's making the entire bootcamp drive full?
     
  2. xcodeSyn macrumors 6502a

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    Nov 25, 2012
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    Read the post #3 in this link to see if the same things apply to your case. Also OS X and Windows use different measurement of GB, decimal vs. binary. So 40GB in OS X is more like 37.2 GB (40 x 0.93) in Windows. Something to think about when deciding the partition size in Boot Camp Assistant.
     
  3. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    If you have lots of ram, disable hibernation in windows, it takes up the same amount as your ram ie 8gb ram is an 8gb hibernation file
     

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