unusual big size after installing windows xp professionalx64

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by komputer, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. komputer

    komputer MDL Junior Member

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    i just finished installing it with sp2+updates, and the size on C drive is 8,5gb.
    the initial cd is less than 600mb. i know its decompressing etc, but still!
    and i havent install any of my softwares, like adobe etc
     
  2. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Did you not format the drive first?
     
  3. komputer

    komputer MDL Junior Member

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    #3 komputer, Dec 17, 2010
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    when i installed it, i deleted first the old OS and started installing in an unpartitionated space.
    i have 3 partitions; 1 for the OS and the other for different stuff.
    i formated the C partition only
    whats the usual size for an xp pro x64 sp2?
     
  4. forgetful

    forgetful MDL Novice

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    How much ram do you have? The more ram you have the larger the pagefile and hibernation files are, if left at default settings. Also updates do take up a lot of space unless you download and manually install each one with the /nobackup switch.
     
  5. komputer

    komputer MDL Junior Member

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    i have 4gb RAM. my hibernation option is switch off because '' system running in PAE mode, and hibernation is not allowed in PAE mode''.

    the updates i make them manually, but can you describe please the /nobackup switch?
     
  6. MrG

    MrG MDL Addicted

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    My install of XP x64 with SP2 & all updates available chewed up: 3.72 GB of space.
    I installed it on a new, clean (60 GB) partition booting from the CD after restarting the PC.

    Strange the large difference.
     
  7. komputer

    komputer MDL Junior Member

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    #7 komputer, Dec 18, 2010
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    is because of the net.framework.
    when i installed netframework 4 the size added 1gb!
    and when i installed netframework 2.0 it also added 800mb.
    i had to install so that ati catalyst will work(it required 2.0)
    i would unninstall 4, but im certain it will not delete the hole ''1gb''