I was wondering if anyone who has a 40GB intel SSD could tell me how much space is left over after you format the drive. I want to put windows 7 pro on mine but i also would like to put other programs like office and adobe just little things nothing big. I would also like to keep my hibernation file i know it tends to take alot of space so i was wondering how much space would i have left over after i install windows 7 and leave hibernation on? I will be turning everything else off like windows recovery and the pagefile will be on a diffrent drive.
Generally, Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit) will grow to take up around 16-20GB, i.e. page files, etc... If you do a 40GB set up with W7 and the other various programs you mentioned, I estimate that you'll have around 10-15GB of free space left.