windows 7 partition problem

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

  1. jmfel1926 macrumors member

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    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

    rbrian

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    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

    filmbuff

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    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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