Seven on 40GB?
Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:27 PM
I'd like to offer a good 40GB SSD for a relative's future computer to host Seven alone.
That is, this gaming machine will have a raid of 600GB Velociraptor for the applications and documents.
So: are 40GB enough for Seven?
Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:40 PM
From http://windows.micro...em-requirements :
Windows 7 system requirements
If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:48 AM
For the W2k I'm used to, Microsoft would require 1GB disk space and recommend 5GB... With careful management of software installation, my W2k here takes 3GB.
That's why I'm wary about the minimum requirement of 20GB for Seven if using a disk of only 40GB.
Are there experience-based figures that might differ from Microsoft's minimum?
Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:39 AM
Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:31 PM
The decision is made, it will be a 40GB SSD. 60GB would run out of the birthday budget, a used 40GB fits, and this one has a Sandforce controller: best buy.
As the user will have a Raid of Velociraptor for his games, if he overflows the Windows SSD, he shall get a second one later and raid them as well.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:50 PM
powercfg -h off
* Control Panel / System / Advanced / Performance / Advanced / Virtual Memory = 0 if RAM is good.
* Control Panel / User Accounts / Change your picture = something kewl
* Control Panel / Power Options
Set to High performance then "Change plan settings" then "Change advanced power settings"
Turn off hard disk after = 0 (never)
Turn off display after = whatever
* Control Panel / Programs and Features / Turn Windows features on or off
UNCheck Tablet PC Components & Windows Search
* Clean up the "%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo" folder
* Organize the "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu" folder
* Right Click on C: drive and UNCheck "Allow files on this drive to have contents..."
- ← Disabling Java Update
- Windows 7
- Registry file or script to fix disabled installer service in safe mode →