reduce the footprint, fresh install 7 sp1 u

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by stayboogy, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. stayboogy

    stayboogy MDL Addicted

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    just out of pure curiosity i went ahead and did another fresh clean install of 7 using the sp1 u image and i must say that only having to download 50 updates and having only 8gb used from home premium i'm pretty happy. saved me about 5 to 6gb of space from the overgrown winsxs folder of a 7 rtm install plus updates.

    other than having to set all my personal settings to my liking and reinstalling all my software it was worth it for how i use the space on one of my HDDs that's dedicated specifically to my OSes and their backup images. any extra space i can manage on 7's 30GB partition is worth the trouble here.

    so if you need the space, i recommend it :cool:
     
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  2. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Don;t worry give it a month or two usage. :D
     
  3. n9nu

    n9nu MDL Novice

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    Ah yes.........good ol windows 7
     
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  4. Opus

    Opus MDL Member

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    yeah same old slow booting than fresh install. It builds such a lot of stuff no matter how well you manage it.
     
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