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How much disk space for Win 7 Pro 64?

Last response: in Windows 7
December 31, 2011 5:02:01 PM

I have completed my new build: i5-2500k, 8 GB RAM and a 64 GB SSD (Crucial M4).

I want to install Win 7 Pro 64-bit on a partition on the SSD. I know the Win 7 64 specs say you need at least 20 GB of disk space to install. I figure I will reduce the page file to 1 GB and eliminate the hibernation file. If I do that, how much space will i need on the SSD partition?

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a b $ Windows 7
December 31, 2011 7:00:51 PM

once its installed you can gain space by

to gain space on your ssd

delete hyberfil.sys file

Go to Start menu, type “cmd” open up command prompt
Type “powercfg.exe -h off” [make sure you are an Administrator]
Type “exit”

this still allows using sleep

if you have 4gb or more ram lower page file to 512mb

turn off system restore--recommended on a ssd

these will gain you a lot of gbs--saved me about 30gb becuase i have 16gb of ram the pagefile and hyberfil.sys are larger the more ram you have

run ccleaner to gain a bit more
a b $ Windows 7
December 31, 2011 8:48:17 PM

Unless you are an astute windows user, you will find yourself at 60GB within 6 months...... can reduce this by setting page file to a fixed size, moving user files to another drive, forcing e-mails elsewhere, off hibernation..... but you can easily have 10GB + of Windows Update uninstall files which you have ti turn on hidden files to see and know how to uninstall
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