Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Hard disk space.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by GixxerK6, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. GixxerK6

    GixxerK6 MDL Novice

    Aug 12, 2010
    #1 GixxerK6, Aug 12, 2010
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2010
    Hi dudes (and dudettes! ;)) Can somebody tell me how much hard disk space a normal installation of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit takes on a clean disk? Looking at some of the smaller SSDs that are out now i'm thinking of getting one for a dedicated boot drive when I build my new machine as there are 40gb ones available for not too bad money these days. Would there be much in the way of elbow room for apps and stuff left over?

    Cheers all! :drink:
  2. NOS911

    NOS911 MDL Novice

    Dec 21, 2009
    I think 64 bit takes up aboout 20gig so you should have plenty of rum witha 40gb SSD.
  3. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

    Oct 26, 2009
    Mine takes 17 GB... Some features uninstalled and only few apps installed.
  4. lordvj

    lordvj MDL Novice

    Aug 7, 2010
    There is no "default size" for a windows installation since pagefile.sys and hiberfil.sys sizes will vary with RAM.
  5. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

    Nov 22, 2009
    #5 timesurfer, Aug 12, 2010
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2010
    Just the min recommended which I think is 16 :eek:?
  6. Pegatron

    Pegatron MDL Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    Get a bigger drive

    I'd get a bigger drive or wait till they are cheaper. I have an 80gb Intel SSD and I wish I had a bigger one. I do video editing and the renders take up a lot of space because I like to work off of the drive.
    You can get a Windows 7 install down to about 11GB if you turn off system restore, turn paging off and delete the hibernate file.
  7. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

    Mar 8, 2010
    40GB is more than enough for windows 7 64 bit, adobe acrobat pro, office 2010 complete. These three big ones should not take more than 20 GB. Add another 4-5 GB for others. Bottomline is that 40GB is more than enough if you do not plan to install other big suites (adobe, microsoft, etc). Remove system restore and put the slider to 0, and also avoid the sys. rese. partition.
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  8. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

    Jun 23, 2007
  9. WCCobra

    WCCobra MDL Junior Member

    Apr 21, 2010
    Well, mine is currently 40GB with a handful of programs installed. I would suggest not going below 60GB just so there is room to install apps and whatnot. I don't see the point of purchasing an SSD just to throw the apps on a secondary non-SSD drive. A 60GB drive isn't much more expensive compared to the 40GB.

    Personally, I'd get an 80GB sdd. It's reasonable in price and more than enough room for the OS, patches, and apps
  10. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

    Jun 23, 2007
    #10 FreeStyler, Aug 13, 2010
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2010
    the point is easy: The topic starter is talking about a dedicated SSD boot drive of 40GB, the solution i provide it to achieve exactly that, eg: you would have a fast OS boot device without loads of crap
    Besides that applications you like to be fast can be installed on the SSD as well, other can be on another drive.

    Ever tried installing Windows 7, Visual Studio 2010, Adobe CS5 Master Collection, Office 2010, SQL Server 2008 R2 on a 40GB SSD? .. i can guarantee it ain't gonna fit :)
  11. GixxerK6

    GixxerK6 MDL Novice

    Aug 12, 2010
    Thanks for the replies guys. Looking at the options available at the moment the 64gb Crucial C300 is looking like a good buy. It's good to know that a 40gb would be enough if I decide to save a few £s though.