[Solved] how much space needed for fresh installation of windows 7 pro SP1

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  1. Jerry2017

    Jerry2017 MDL Junior Member

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    Recently I did a fresh installation of windows 7 SP1 64 bit on a new machine. It eats up about 40 gb space. Is it normal or did I do anything wrong? Thanks.
     
  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    How much RAM you have?
     
  3. John Sutherland

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    It sounds a bit excessive, but there could be a good reason for it. How much system memory does the machine have? Windows usually sizes the hibernation file (hiberfil.sys) at about 75-80% of the installed memory and initially sizes the paging file (pagefile.sys) at about 25% of the installed memory, but pagefile.sys can grow to 100% (or slightly more) if and when it's needed.

    On a machine with 16GB of physical memory installed, these two files alone can add up to a total of somewhere between 16-28 GB. That's in addition to the other Windows system files, so in this particular example, 40GB sounds reasonable to me.
     
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  4. Jerry2017

    Jerry2017 MDL Junior Member

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    It is a desktop with 16 gb ram
     
  5. Jerry2017

    Jerry2017 MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks a lot for the explanation. Is there a way to remove the hibernation file and paging file?
     
  6. atgpud2003

    atgpud2003 MDL Member

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    I suggest get SSD 60GB or 64GB, and not alot apps you need, OS'es and Drivers and little apps.. 4GB of ram is more enough for 64bits 8GB is fine.. 16GB WOW.. I suggest 240GB SSD.. you be fine..

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  8. Jerry2017

    Jerry2017 MDL Junior Member

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    Hi John Sutherland, got it, thanks a lot.
     
  9. lovestudio

    lovestudio MDL Member

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    for clean install from dvd or usb I had 14.36 gb space partition, and install used 14.05GB. ;)
     
  10. SLG

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    "powercfg -h -size percentage

    If I wanted to resize hiberfil.sys to be 100%, I would type either of the commands below exactly.
    powercfg -h -size 100%

    or

    powercfg -h -size 100"