windows 7 partition problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jmfel1926, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. jmfel1926 macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2012
    Hello , i have a MBA 2012 11'' 128/8/i5

    i made a second partition for windows 7 and gave 50GB to it ... after the instalation of the windows and the Apple drivers for Windows i have free only 17GB !!!! why is that?? i cannot believe that windows and drivers take about 30 gigs of disk!! any ideas?
  2. rbrian macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2011
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    My 30gb partition has 1.7gb spare with windows 7 and office 2003. I save all my files to a mini USB stick which I transfer to my work laptop, so it's just about enough.
  3. filmbuff macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2011
    Yes! If you have the 4GB MBA you can easily remove 8GB of Windows. If you got 8 gigs of RAM then congratulations, 16GB of Windows is completely useless. First off, in Windows 7 open the terminal and type this:

    powercfg -h off

    then do this to disable pagefile:

    Note- you might want to leave a little pagefile but you can make it 1GB instead of 8.

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