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now can some one tell me how big of a hard drive..widows 7 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) and that is without all the updates

that are need to keep going why Microsoft not tell you that is be beyond me

i have an computer running xp and it needs 16gb with office and all the updates not including flash java and so on ...

now can some one tell me how big of a hard drive i would need to run window 7 with all the updates and service packs and all :pfff:
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  1. My win7 Pro 64bit install is at 26.8 GB
    I have no problems with win7 or 8 being fully updated on 60 & 64gb SSD's on my HTPC's both of which have addition software installed. Media Center, AVG, Flash Player, Acrobat Reader, CD & DVD rippers, Firefox, Printer software, VNC... Still plenty of room left.
  2. I've been running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) on an 80GB HDD for years. My problem is that there isn't a lot of room left for games to be installed on the C: drive (yes, I know I can install elsewhere but some core files still get installed on C: ). When I get around to it, I'll be moving to a 120GB SSD.

    -Wolf sends
  3. How big or small a drive?

    A 32GB drive will mostly work, for only Windows. Until you need to do updates and all that stuff. And you'd need to turn off and/or redirect hibernation and pagefile.

    Currently, my main drive has the OS and ALL applications. Win 8.1 Pro, MS Office, blah blah blah.
    ~51GB used.
  4. Recently I did a full reinstall of 8.1 Pro on a different machine (Toshiba laptop). With the OS + my usual stack of applications, and fully updated as of today, it is ~20GB used.
  5. Dan54 said:
    16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) and that is without all the updates

    that are need to keep going why Microsoft not tell you that is be beyond me

    i have an computer running xp and it needs 16gb with office and all the updates not including flash java and so on ...

    now can some one tell me how big of a hard drive i would need to run window 7 with all the updates and service packs and all


    update thanks all i see now it will take 100gb hard-drive to update the computer not what is on Microsoft web site
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/system-requirements
    80gb will work but it is to small to have room for just windows 7 and windows 8 is worse then that
    80 gb windows 7 i have 25.5 gb on this computer and it works fine and i now from the past it depends on the manufacturers of the drive and how windows runs on them some have less compression then others


    :pfff:
  6. Best answer
    Generally, a 64GB drive is more than sufficient for Win7/8 (32 or 64bit) with extra stuff if you're just looking at a basic productivity computer (ie: email, web browsing, HTPC, basic productivity software like Office).

    If you're looking for anything more than that, just jump to a 128GB drive, cost increase is minimal, but it gives you double the space.
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