1GB compressed to 1MB?

April 22, 2011 at 03:00:32
Specs: Windows 7, 4GB
guys ,i know it sounds crazy but i want know in your light of knowledge that is it possible to compress 1GB to 1MB .it will sound crazy so dont hate me 4 this

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#1
April 22, 2011 at 03:22:16
If it's just files you're trying to compress, then it depends on the types of files (and the archiver doing the compression). But even if they are simple text, you still wouldn't get a 1000:1 compression ratio.

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#2
April 22, 2011 at 06:36:13
It is impossible to achieve a 1000:1 compression ration with the vast majority of data types. This would be possible only with very unusual data. With common file types 10:1 is very good.


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#3
April 23, 2011 at 01:22:30
i asked u this ques because windows 7 installation comes in cd of 4.7gb
and its setup acquires the space of 3gb so after installation it gains the space of 17GB for 64x and 15GB for 32x

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#4
April 23, 2011 at 09:21:51
So what is it exactly that you're trying to accomplish? You can't "rip" the Win7 DVD down to a CD size (there's too many binary files---which don't compress very much) and the installation would still need to take up the same amount of space once completed. If you're trying to reduce the amount of space Win7 occupies, there's something like "nlite" for a reduced Win7 installation (called RT Seven Lite), but never having used it, I can't really say how well it works.

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#5
April 24, 2011 at 14:07:08
Your math is wrong. Setup is only a small subset of the OS used to install. It is PE 2 not windows. The expansion was the 4.7 gig to 17G. That is less than 10 to 1.

Microsoft has a kind of neat trick on it's images. They not only compress the files a lot but use very special ways to reduce bits. They reuse bits and they only select changes.

For example they may use a section of code that is in 1200 files. They only put that in once in the disk.

For example the difference between a 32 and 64 bit file is only 100 bits they simply keep original and the changes.

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#6
June 16, 2011 at 03:24:53
Lol !!!!! I downloaded a game which is exactly 4.6 gb before installation but the archive I downloaded was only 2mb !!!

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#7
June 16, 2011 at 05:05:48
Sometimes the installer you download is only the basic installer and it continues to download the remaining parts during the install, Windows update and Adobe updates work this way as well as others so do not just go by the installer size. If you unplugged your high speed internet connection you would not be able to complete the install.

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