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Solved How much Disk Space need for these Operating Systems

September 26, 2013 at 05:26:37
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium, i7-720QM/4gb
I'm planning on doing a triple boot with Windows XP, 7 and 8 on a SSD for my laptop. All OS will have basic programs on them, maybe Office, Winrar, AV, no music, videos or any of that personal crap. All OS i will keep update when i can.

I just need to know how much disk space should be enough for each OS. I'm thinking of getting a 120 SSD, and splitting the HD this way.

XP - 20GB
7 - 50GB
8 - 50GB

would that be enough?

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September 26, 2013 at 07:57:32
Hi Sub,

All the partitions meet the minimum system requirements for Operating Systems respectively.

Performance depends on the number and size of applications installed on the system.

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S

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September 26, 2013 at 14:18:32
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Bear in mind also that with time the system partitions will fill, amongst other things with Windows and other updates. Minimum sizes are just that - misleading in a way because they can cause a performance hit.

It all depends on how you use your computer but it would be safer to double all figures and purchase a larger SSD if necessary. This would not increase the cost substantially and would be safer.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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September 26, 2013 at 16:34:26
I'm gonna try this on a normal sata HD, that i already on, see how space is used on each partition by windows, updates and programs. Then i can resize accordinaly, and purchase the ideal size SSD then clone the sata HD to the SSD. Didn't know why i didn't think of this way in the first place. Will post back let you know how i went.

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September 30, 2013 at 08:07:27
Hi Sub,

We well wait for your response.

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S

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October 11, 2013 at 18:13:59
Partition sizes are good for the setup. Bare in mind just using the computer for the bare minimum stuff. Just having trouble getting all the drivers. Should of looked them up before I started.

240GB would be more suitable, and double the size of the partitions for each OS. 100GB each for Windows 7 and 8, and XP the remaining GBs. Give you more freedom to install some more software/games. And use a external 1-2TB hard drive for media files if you have alot. Which would work well between all 3 OS.

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