Installing Win 7 Ultimate on 20GB Hard Drive?

October 18, 2010 at 12:52:55
Specs: Windows XP Home Edition, Pentium 4 1.80 GHz / 1.250 GB
Is Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 16GB or it just needs 16GB to do the installation? I have an empty 20GB hard drive and I want to install Windows 7 on it, but will the whole OS be 16GB or like 5GB when it's done installing on my hard drive?

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#1
October 18, 2010 at 13:03:22
my windows7 install is like 35gig. I would not advise you to be using a 20gig drive.

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#2
October 18, 2010 at 13:12:20
It needs 16GB for the instalation, it will be somewhat less then that when finished, but from memory more then your 5GB estimate.
A 20GB drive is only barely large enough as the OS will grow with system and security updates, swap file, programs etc.
In addition a 20GB drive would be pretty old and slow and I wouldn't bother installing W7 on it if I was going to keep using it. New drives are dirt cheap now.

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#3
October 18, 2010 at 14:45:49
ROFL !!

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#4
October 18, 2010 at 20:13:36
a new PATA internal drive from $45.00 and up or a new SATA internal drive from $40.00 and up (Tigerdirect, probably Newegg too). That makes the old one not worth formatting, unless you want to put into an external case and put back ups on it (maybe not then either).

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#5
October 18, 2010 at 21:58:28
This is a terrible comment! OMG!

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