is this right?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by uncleSmurf, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. uncleSmurf macrumors regular

    uncleSmurf

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    I allocated 64GB of space for vista and the only programs i've added are chrome, firefox and office and I'm left with only 29gb of space left... man what a resource hog.
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

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    That sounds about right. Vista Ultimate is about 13GB without updates, Office is another 2GB.. so that 15GB right there... 64GB - 15GB = 49GB.. then throw in some updates and system restore points and hibernation file (4GB I'm guessing).. 20GB is extremely plausible.

    Not really a system resource hog since I run Vista Ultimate in a virtual machine with only 27GB allocated and I got Office, Visual C++, DivX, VLC, yadada.. and still have 8GB free.
     
  3. dmbfan41 macrumors regular

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    yeah vista is a joke. what about windows 7 ultimate size after install? i forgot to look when i had it installed.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I think 12-15, but I'm not certain.
     
  5. uncleSmurf thread starter macrumors regular

    uncleSmurf

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    well that sucks, hopefully windows 7 will be smaller. I'm still tweaking it so maybe I can squeeze out more free space from the system restore and paging files.

    I do like the index score, 5.0 compared to 4.1 on the dell 1330 i have laying around.
     
  6. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    7 is smaller, but not that much smaller.

    uncleSmurf, have you tried uninstalling some Windows components (such as Movie Maker, etc.)? Go to "Control Panel" and then to "Programs". Under "Installed Programs" you'll see "Turn on or off Windows features". You can uninstall pre-installed apps that are installed during the initial Windows installation. Careful though, some of those features are actually very useful. Only do this if you know what you're doing.
     
  7. Infrared macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    Yeah, I think you could reduce the space allocated to system
    restore. There is this in Windows 7:

    sysrestore.png

    I'm not sure if that's available in Vista. If not, perhaps there is
    some other way. IIRC, under Vista the sys restore area was by
    default 15% of your disk.

    And you could reduce the size of your page file if you're not using
    much memory. Again, the default for your page file is likely to be
    1GB of disk space for each 1GB of RAM.

    There's an interesting article on Windows 7 disk space here, if
    you're interested:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/2008/11/19/disk-space.aspx
     
  8. uncleSmurf thread starter macrumors regular

    uncleSmurf

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    Thanks for the link. I can definitely free up some gigs by adjusting those values.
     
  9. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Not available in Vista. You're pretty much stuck with the 15% thing in Vista.
     

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