So, after installing Windows 7, updates, Flash, Java, Adobe Reader, Firefox, and IBM Lotus Forms Viewer, Windows 7 is taking up close to 50GB of SSD space. I don't remember that being anywhere close to normal on my previous MacBook Pro from 2009 using a third party SSD and Windows 7. Both were using the 64-bit version. Am I missing something here? I used Bootcamp in the normal manner (i.e. didn't interrupt the process and let Bootcamp do all the work). Would using Parallels possibly reduce the size of the install somehow? Does Parallels create a separate partition for Windows that can adjust in size to expand as needed for Windows? Basically I'd prefer to not have dedicated space for Windows that goes unused. Thanks for the input...definitely strange troubleshooting Windows installs with all the different problems surrounding the retina models Bootcamp issues.