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How much space should Win 7 take?

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November 16, 2011 1:22:26 AM

I've inherited my son's Asus eee. Great little machine for lugging around, but sloooow. I only need to have windows word and power point on it. With those two and avg, I only have 14 gb of 30 free.

I can't believe that this os and two programs should consume that much space. If so, what do people use these machines for?

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November 16, 2011 1:26:58 AM

Windows comes in 2 types

x32bit needs 16GB to install
x64bit needs 20GB to install
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November 16, 2011 1:31:58 AM

If u want to make it faster, get more RAM and don't let programs to start up when u don't need them.
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November 16, 2011 1:36:37 AM

I have 60GB SSD and the things I have on my C are:
Win7
Starcraft2
Photoshop CS5
Corel
Ms Office 2010
and 5-7 Gb free.
I advise you to get a small program called WinDirStat so you can see where are the biggest files. Do the check-up with it and then look in Google how to move on other drive letter the 2 big files that Win7 requires to operate.
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November 16, 2011 1:42:05 AM

16GB is normal for windows 7. The Asus eee is a "netbook" and as the implies, it revolves around the internet and internet applications. Stuff like streaming video, listening to internet radio stations, surfing the web and emails are really the primary focus. People who have more knowledge can use it for other functions of course but the above are for the general users.

It is not supposed to be built for speed, portability + battery life and lost cost is the selling point. If the above covers your computer usage requirements then it would be enough. A lot of people use netbooks as their secondary/portable computer and have another for their other requirments.
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November 16, 2011 2:09:18 AM

nikorr said:
Windows comes in 2 types

x32bit needs 16GB to install
x64bit needs 20GB to install

Mine is a x32bit, so that pretty much answers the question. I am not certain I understand RAM. Is that something that can be installed in this Asus eee? What is the cost for add'l RAM? I am assuming that RAM is not the same as the 30gb measure.
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November 16, 2011 2:11:38 AM

What is the exact model that u have?
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November 16, 2011 2:17:19 AM

mitrandil said:
I have 60GB SSD and the things I have on my C are:
Win7
Starcraft2
Photoshop CS5
Corel
Ms Office 2010
and 5-7 Gb free.
I advise you to get a small program called WinDirStat so you can see where are the biggest files. Do the check-up with it and then look in Google how to move on other drive letter the 2 big files that Win7 requires to operate.


I like the way you think!
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November 16, 2011 2:23:21 AM

nikorr said:
What is the exact model that u have?

Asus eee 1000
Intel atom cpu n270 @ 1.60 GHz
Installed memory 2gb
32 bit

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November 16, 2011 3:39:17 AM

127947,4,1026891 said:
I have 60GB SSD and the things I have on my C are:
Win7
Starcraft2
Photoshop CS5
Corel
Ms Office 2010
and 5-7 Gb free.
I advise you to get a small program called WinDirStat so you can see where are the biggest files. Do the check-up with it and then look in Google how to move on other drive letter the 2 big files that Win7 requires to operate.!/quotemsg]

Great tip! I got rid of the storage for hibernate (which I never use) and sent the page file system over to the d drive. I now have 19 gb free! Yea!
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November 16, 2011 4:52:27 AM

momsy said:
Thanks for looking for me. I rearranged my page file and dumped the hibernate file and life is good. 19gb free space!

Also check k for the start up programs.
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November 16, 2011 4:52:45 AM

momsy said:
Thanks for looking for me. I rearranged my page file and dumped the hibernate file and life is good. 19gb free space!

Yeah, life is good : ) Good for you.
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November 23, 2011 1:29:23 AM

Best answer selected by momsy.
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November 23, 2011 1:32:39 AM

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