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I would like your opinions on which components services and whatnot to strip in order to install Win 7 on a new system and not have it run longer than 20+ GB. Every time i have installed the 7 it went 20-23GB just for the installation and since this is going to be an SSD i dont want so many space wasted with useless data.

I'm going to use the vLite application for the feature removal.

Is it possible to make it a 7 to 10 at most GB installation while still have essential functionality?

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I would like your opinions on which components services and whatnot to strip in order to install Win 7 on a new system and not have it run longer than 20+ GB. Every time i have installed the 7 it went 20-23GB just for the installation and since this is going to be an SSD i dont want so many space wasted with useless data.

I'm going to use the vLite application for the feature removal.

Is it possible to make it a 7 to 10 at most GB installation while still have essential functionality?

How small is that SSD really?..

use 7Lite instead which is much better for window 7.

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I'm either going to use a 60 or 120 drive. But i really need the Space for Application and Games. Otherwise it would be useless to have a drive so that i can only have space for the OS...

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How can your Win7 be 20~23GB when my stock 7 Pro is only.....

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?

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I would also like to know this. I'm currently trying install Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my SSD and it'd be nice to have the smallest possible installation size with essential utilities.

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How can your Win7 be 20~23GB when my stock 7 Pro is only.....

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How can yours only be 6 GB? Its not an unmodified iso/dvd then..

Use 7Lite and strip away what you dont want.

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Its not an unmodified iso/dvd then..
Straight from MS. Hashes match.
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Ah Windows 7 Starter then I get it... But now I dont get why your using Starter edition, unless its a pretty small ssd and/or a netbook (a softer one)

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Ah Windows 7 Starter then I get it... But now I dont get why your using Starter edition, unless its a pretty small ssd and/or a netbook (a softer one)

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Windows 7 Pro x86 with hibernate turned off is 6.02gigs right after a fresh install! (Turned off hibernate just after first boot.)

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Wait i dont get it. What's with the 6GB installation? Is it just for the starter?

I just installed an unmodified win 7 home premium yesterday and it shaved a nice clean 14GB from my RAID 0 SSD. It dropped from 111.0 GB to 97.0 just after the first boot. I then instaleld basic drivers, framework 3.5 directx and catalyst 10.12, and now it;s 95.5 Free.

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Think:

Pagefile = ram x 2.5

Hibernate file = Somewhat the same size as the page file.

x64 = larger install size also.

I have 5gigs ram and nearly 9 gigs of space is taken by the hibernate and pagefile files....

Edited by Kelsenellenelvian
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Ram x 2.5? You mean ram of one stick or the total? I got 2x2gig ram so that's 5gb pagefile?

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Think:

Pagefile = ram x 2.5

Oww, comeon ..... :w00t:

2.5 was a multiplier used in times RAM was really low.

With 4 Gb a multiplier of 0.50 to 1.05 is more realistic.

I would personally set it as 512 Mb fixed size, but you know how cheap I am. ;)

BTW, absolutely not wanting to start yet another pagefile size flame war. :)

jaclaz

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