What is the size of your operating system install?

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  1. wearetheborg

    wearetheborg Registered Member

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    Excluding private data, and excluding page files and hyberfil.sys?

    Also post the size of your HDD.

    On my HP laptop, XP Pro with Office 2007, and the usual factory installed programs like Roxio + some basic programs like firefox, MBAM, Media Player Classic, Firefox etc; I get a size of 14GB.
    My HDD is 160GB, triple bootef with XP, Win7 and linux.

    Thats a large size considering my Linux Debian install with WAYYYY more programs takes just 6GB.
     
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  2. Kerodo

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    I don't know exact numbers and don't much care, but Vista is going to be the largest, with Win 7 second probably, XP is much smaller, and of course linux is probably the smallest. Vista takes the prize for largest footprint though....
     
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    More than 50GB - this new HP laptop came preinstalled with Win 7 Home Premium and many software, some trialware, some full version.

    Already uninstalled some trialware that I definitely don't need, but MS Office 2007, MS Works, Cyberlink DVD Suite, Corel and many many others still take up a whole lot of space.
     
  4. Brian K

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    wearetheborg,

    My WinXP install for test purposes is about 1.5 GB. I can restore a backup image in 15 seconds.

    It is on a 640 GB HD along with about 25 bootable partitions.
     
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    :eek: :eek: :thumb: :thumb:

    How did you get it down to 1.5GB? Any tips/pointers/threads?

    And 25 bootable partitions --- so many operating systems!! How do you even update them all?
     
  6. Franklin

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    nLite for XP and vLite for Vista/Win 7.

    Further thinning of XP using Bold Fortune's slimming XP guide where I only take out the larger unneeded files.

    nLited XP VM running within a 4 gig ramdrive, the real ststem on C is a vLited Win 7 install that I did yesterday and still haven't finished deleting a few things.

    VM.PNG Drives.PNG
     
  7. wearetheborg

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    Sweet...what is a Ramdrive?
     
  8. Brian K

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    wearetheborg,

    I should have added a standard WinXP install only takes up 1 GB of space. 500 MB was my page file. No special technique used. Just install off the CD. I turn System Restore OFF as I make my own images. System restore can use up a lot of space if you aren't careful.

    Win7 can be installed to an 8 GB partition. No room for apps however.
     
  9. J_L

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    13.8 gb for my Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Half of it is winsxs which takes up 6.5 gb.

    3.6 gb for my Ubuntu Lucid Netbook Edition.
     
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    Use to have a XPLite version (178mbs) that installed in 8 minutes flat :D
     
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    http://memory.dataram.com/products-and-services/software/ramdisk

    Still playing around with this ramdrive that can save an iso and reload it into memory at boot.

    Boot does slow a fair bit as it loads but it's all experimental atm and I've had a few stuff ups along the way needing a full reinstall and a couple of image restores.

    Just about ironed out most of the probs but it may have been a waste of time as I don't like the extra boot time but things are certainly extremely fast once booted.

    Using sleep solves the boot problem but at this stage I would prefer to create a ramdrive on the fly then set Sandboxie's storage folder to the ramdrive and copy/paste a VM and run from there as well.
     
  12. noone_particular

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    Not including setup files, this OS takes up 681MB. Total partition size is 3.78GB.
    My other system takes up 3683MB, not including hiberfil.sys. 802 Mb of this is used by one game. Partition size is 7.98GB.
    Total internal drive capacity 160GB, plus external HD.
     
  13. prius04

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    Okay, fair warning --> stupid question:

    Why is the Windows directory on my XP Pro (SP3) install over 7 GB in size? The Installer folder alone accounts for over half of the 7 GB. o_O
     
  14. Osaban

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    Vista Ultimate here:

    15.6 GB (without System Restore and Programs) only the "winsxs" folder is 9.6 GB! Thanks J_L for the information about winsxs.
     
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