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which wiindows 7 files can be deleted to make room for windows 8?

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    which wiindows 7 files can be deleted to make room for windows 8?


    I have a Samsung Slate with only 64 GB of hard disk. I need 20 GB to download windows 8, but after deleting every file I can safely think of I still need to find another 7 GB. From what I can tell it is pretty much windows files taking up the remainder of the space.

    Any suggestions on how to get enough space for the install?

    Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks

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    With that small Hd drive, you need to do a clean install from DVD:

    Clean Install - Windows 8
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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by mpeacey View Post
    I have a Samsung Slate with only 64 GB of hard disk. I need 20 GB to download windows 8, but after deleting every file I can safely think of I still need to find another 7 GB. From what I can tell it is pretty much windows files taking up the remainder of the space.

    Any suggestions on how to get enough space for the install?

    Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks
    Ive got a 64 GB SSD split into two partitions and have Windows 8 Pro and the consumer preview installed on it. After installation there is roughly 10 GB LEFT, so if you're not going to put many apps on there fine, but if you do it's going to fill up fast.

    Naturally these are clean installs, but gives you some idea.
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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    disable the Paging files and system restore

    Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disc Cleanup > More Options > System Restore the rest is easy to figure
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    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    With that small Hd drive, you need to do a clean install from DVD:

    Clean Install - Windows 8

    Thanks for the help.

    I have brought the upgrade windows 8 file and licence. Is it possible to use this to create a ISO file, boot from this and perform a clean install?
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    Yes, there are options to make the ISO, & burn to DVD or USB pendrive.
    Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO
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    windows 7


    As far as I can tell this will only let me create a Window 8 consumer preview file, not a Windows 8 pro file? Does this not matter?
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    No, will do Windows 8 Pro.
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    windows 7


    Sorry to be dump about this, but where do I get the Windows 8 Pro ISO file? The file I got with the upgrade I purchased is a websetup.exe file.

    Thanks for the help.
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    Try redownloading from the email link.

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Windows Store email
    If you need to download Windows, write down your new product key and enter it here.
    How to redownload your Windows 8 Upgrade setup D/L.

    Than make the ISO, & burn to DVD or USB pendrive.
    Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO




    Try a upgrade install from the DVD:
    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
    or
    Try a clean install.
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
    Clean Install - Windows 8



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