Installed Win 7 x64 on a 20GB partition via bootcamp. 18GB used!

wannabelean

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I just booted for the first time and my disk shows me only 2GB of 20GB available. I'm unable to install office because of the low space. Obviously something is not in order. Win 7 install cant take 18GB space right??
 

sonicrobby

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It does take up a lot of space. 18 seems about right. When partitioning, I always put aside 20GB for the OS alone then estimate how much I would use, then add the 20 on top of that. That's why I think a 128GB SSD is ridiculously small for a base model, then again, not everyone uses bootcamp :p
 

jenzjen

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I just booted for the first time and my disk shows me only 2GB of 20GB available. I'm unable to install office because of the low space. Obviously something is not in order. Win 7 install cant take 18GB space right??
Disable hibernation and page file (or set page file to 1024), google for steps, will free up more space

This written, 30g is the smallest we've used so at 20gb, you have to make sure you don't DL much else beyond what you need it for
 

wannabelean

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Disable hibernation and page file (or set page file to 1024), google for steps, will free up more space

This written, 30g is the smallest we've used so at 20gb, you have to make sure you don't DL much else beyond what you need it for
Aargh wish I had known earlier. The OS recommended 20 and I left it at that. Does that mean that I have to delete the partition now again and do the install all over again ? :|
 

jenzjen

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Aargh wish I had known earlier. The OS recommended 20 and I left it at that. Does that mean that I have to delete the partition now again and do the install all over again ? :|
unless you have a very specific need, yes

if you're doing a very limited set of office stuff, then you can get by with 30gb but this assumes only docs and spreadsheets, no media stuff

if you want to game, you'll need 60, 80 maybe 100gb depends on how many games, etc