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Hard drive size for Window 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Maekni, May 5, 2010.

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  1. Maekni

    Maekni Thread Starter

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    How big of a hard drive do I need for windows 7?


    Thanks
     
  2. valis

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    here ya go.

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    1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
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    1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
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    16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
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    DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher drive
     
  3. antech

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    A minimum of 20 GB is recommended by experts although microsoft says that the min requirement is 16 GB.
     
  4. valis

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    wouldn't you say that MS is sorta an expert in their own OS?
     
  5. antech

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    I would surely say that but the space requirements given by MS is without the user data and other software(s) installed.
    Valis,
    are you online all the time?
    Just generally asking....
     
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    This small of a drive would also NOT have much room for any data files.
    I would say for a system to have room for the OS including swap area, applications, and data, one needs at least a 60 GIG drive.
     
  7. antech

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    That would be a monsterous one !
     
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    60 gigs in the Vista and Windows 7 world is NOT monstrous. If you were to look at any new machine, the smallest I have seen is about 100 gigs, and a lot are coming with 500 gigs if not a full 1TB.
     
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    pretty much during the day, and nights I can't sleep, which is most.
     
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    If 60 GB is a "monsterous" hard drive what do you call your 80 GB and 120 GB drives (according to your Computer specs)? :D
     
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    The question really doesn't lie in Windows 7 ---- it lies in "what other goodies" are you going to install?

    If you JUST installed Windows 7......that's one thing.......so, your question is vague at best :D
     
  12. Bernardo

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    Lol, that is funny. As a side note, I just picked up a 1.5 TB from TD for $69.99 after rebate :D :D
     
  13. antech

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    They are NOT just monsterous!
    They are very small for my data storage.

    I thought DaveA was saying that one needs a windows partition of atleast 60GB.

    Bernando effectively picked up my point.
     
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    On my main PC Windows 7 is installed on a 36GB primary partition (with 12.8GB free), but my intentions are to carve it up and make it smaller. Programs and data, downloads etc. all go on other drives/partitions.

    On my laptop, 7 is on a 16GB primary partition. On my bench machine it's on a 12GB primary partition (with 2.5GB free).
     
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    Aren't they very small bbearen?
     
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