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  1. #31


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    My Win 8 setup is an upgrade over a stable and mature Win 7 Ultimate setup.

    Runs and works just fine with no probs, as do all my installed progs.

    The whole thing takes up approximately 42 GB.

    By comparison, this setup (Win 7 Home Premium, 64-bit) came with so much shovel-ware
    on it that it weighed in at just over 60 GB before I'd installed ANYTHING.

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  2. #32


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    My Win 8 setup is an upgrade over a stable and mature Win 7 Ultimate setup.

    Runs and works just fine with no probs, as do all my installed progs.

    It takes up approximately 42 GB.

    By comparison, this setup (Win 7 Home Premium, 64-bit) came with so much shovel-ware
    on it that it weighed in at just over 60 GB before I'd installed ANYTHING.
    You must have a big hiberfile and a big pagefile - or maybe very large games. Else I have difficulty to see where all those GBs come from.
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  3. #33


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Yes, WHS, there are a few games on there.

    I confess!!

    Which makes the amount of shovel-ware on this even more incredible.

    At least I had the fun(?) of removing it all....
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  4. #34


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    My Win8 is currently 11MB with a few programs installed. If it stays that small (let's say 15GB for an average system), one could even consider a 30GB SSD (on a desktop). Yesterday there was one on Newegg for $49.95 after MIR.

    This will be a big mistake to choose a SSD on the price, for now the only good SSD I can recommend are Intel and Crucial, of course Intel comes first with their 5 years warranty on certain models. I have quite few SSD here and I have install quite few in my shop too, if you want my advice don't go lower than 64 GB, SSD with a free space go faster and live longer too. My Windows 8 is not at 29 GB, I keep my personals files on it as Windows write and read quite often in the AppData folder. I just place the large one like music and photos on the mecanical drive.
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  5. #35


    Posts : 93
    W2K8S R2 STD, W7 ULTIMATE X64


    Hi,

    You must have a big hiberfile and a big pagefile - or maybe very large games. Else I have difficulty to see where all those GBs come from.
    That + an "Windows.Old" dir containing the previous OS perhaps.

    Oh, depending on the amount of RAM installed , some versions of Windows may even refuse to install on a drive smaller than 30 Gig.
    Not quite sure which one I had trouble with installing on such a smallish drive, may be W2K8S R2 Enterprise X64.

    That said, if you want an SSD to last then you can move just about everything that writes to disk to a regular second disk but I guess you know that already.

    Cheers,
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  6. #36


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    OOPS! Silly me.

    Just went to have another look, and there was my
    old arch-enemy, Windows.old, sitting there.

    Could have sworn I'd deleted it.

    However, it has now departed, and the size of the
    Win 8 install is now a far more reasonable 32 GB.
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  7. #37


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Fdegrove, that was my thought, I was fixing it as you posted.

    All good now.

    Goes to show that it always pays to double-check.....
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  8. #38


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    OOPS! Silly me.

    Just went to have another look, and there was my
    old arch-enemy, Windows.old, sitting there.

    Could have sworn I'd deleted it.

    However, it has now departed, and the size of the
    Win 8 install is now a far more reasonable 32 GB.
    Aha, that was a quick gain of a lot of space.
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  9. #39


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    My Win8 is currently 11MB with a few programs installed. If it stays that small (let's say 15GB for an average system), one could even consider a 30GB SSD (on a desktop). Yesterday there was one on Newegg for $49.95 after MIR.

    This will be a big mistake to choose a SSD on the price, for now the only good SSD I can recommend are Intel and Crucial, of course Intel comes first with their 5 years warranty on certain models. I have quite few SSD here and I have install quite few in my shop too, if you want my advice don't go lower than 64 GB, SSD with a free space go faster and live longer too. My Windows 8 is not at 29 GB, I keep my personals files on it as Windows write and read quite often in the AppData folder. I just place the large one like music and photos on the mecanical drive.
    Well, you cannot trust any make more than any other. Lately people have reported problems with the M4. My M4 works well up to now, so do 3 OCZ Vertex2 and 2 Intels. The oldest one since 4 years.

    For 50 bucks I would even start an experiment with a 30GB SSD. But for Win7 that is a bit tight. If Win8 comes smaller, it may be worth a try. The other day I saw one of those slim laptops (I think it was an Acer). They had a 20GB SSD in it. That is really pushing it. But there was a second bay with a HDD. Did not check the setup. But they must have moved a lot of Win7 stuff on the HDD.
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  10. #40


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Ismail View Post
    Wolfgang

    If given 15 GB and more 6 GB for hiberfil.sys plus pagefile.sys. And the rest for temporary files and caches.
    Means that we shall install all other programs and games on HDD, right?
    Wish SSD price keep going down, need to have one here.

    Kevin
    If you have a LOT of data, don't use a SSD drive for that. A good setup would be to have a SSD drive for Windows and apps; the User data files remain on a hard drive. That can easily be done with the Libraries, just remove the default save location in all of them and organize folders on your hard drive, link up the Libraries, and BAM!
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