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2 years ago#1
Im trying to figure out if a 56 GB SSD will suffix.
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2 years ago#2
It won't suffice if you want to avoid micro-managing software installs.

Get 128GB minimum.
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2 years ago#3
Around 20 to 30gb
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2 years ago#4
Win 9X = less than 10 mb
Win XP = 48 mb
Win 7 = 298 mb
Its all installed and boot up on my USB.
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2 years ago#5
Windows 7/8 take up around 10GB once you disable hibernation and system restore.
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2 years ago#6
Learn to read scrubs he said MB
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2 years ago#7
Just follow one of these and you'll be fine:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
http://www.overclock.net/t/1240779/seans-windows-8-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
Just don't go installing games on the SSD if it's that small. My SSD only has 36.8GB of used space, and that's with a few big programs, all my small stuff, and maybe a game or 2 installed.
2 years ago#8
All of them, it takes all of the MB.
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2 years ago#9
eddy1nsane posted...
Win 9X = less than 10 mb
Win XP = 48 mb
Win 7 = 298 mb
Its all installed and boot up on my USB.


Interesting, how do you shrink the installation size so much?
2 years ago#10
if left unchecked then the winsxs folder can get up to a pretty huge size if you keep installing programs... my windows 7 folder is 27GB with winsxs taking up 16GB on its own.

i've read up on some ways to reduce it but have yet to try them.
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