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Old January 20, 2010, 04:31 PM
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So, I'm looking at the 40gb Kingston SSDnow or Intel X-25V drives for a boot drive. How much room does Windows 7 Premium 64 bit take up on a clean install?

My current Vista Premium 64bit boot partition has around 70gb occupied, but I'm sure I could trim that down. My user/program data could be moved. Can you point the page file to another drive easily?
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Old January 20, 2010, 04:33 PM
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If you want to spend some time w/ vLite you can get it pretty small. My HTPC Windows folder is down to 6.1GB. My Workstation is 8GB. So plenty of room left afterwards.

Page File can be moved easily as well.
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An uncleaned Windows 7 with all 'normal' software install is about 12-15gig depending on stuff you have.

Theorically 30-40 is enought as boot because you'll be installing games and bigger apps in the HDD..
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just an fyi, got a sale email today from newegg and the intel 40gb is on sale for 8 more hours at $129 and free shipping.
Newegg.ca - 24-Hour SUPER SALE! $229.99 26” HDTV, $94.99 WD 1TB HDD, $129.00 Intel 40GB SSD…
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I use the same model for my Fold rig; c: shows as having 7.7Gb space left.
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I'm currently using 19gb on a V Series with Windows 7 Ultimate.
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7 Prem 64 bit, I use 16Gigs with a few games installed. Temp and pagefile are on separate hdd's. As is most of my programs.
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Old January 22, 2010, 01:13 AM
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Thanks for the positive feedbacks everyone. Seems like a 40gb drive will do what I want for now.
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vista is almost 16gbs and i have an old warp v2 with windows 7 in my htpc and it still has over half of space available
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Can someone here confirm if the Intel 40GB-V drive support TRIM in Windows 7?
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