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What's minimum W7 32bit install size?

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I'm trying to build a BARE minimum PC for a work application. It needs to run 24/7 for years to come and it only needs to run 1 program. The program is simply a screen sharing program that will output the data from the program to an external large format display. The program size on disk is 20MB and it will only use about 20K of memory.

So I am wondering, what would be my minimum size requirements for a SSD drive on this computer? I want a SSD because I believe it will end up cheaper and more reliable than a HDD considering the current prices. I will need a drive that can have enough capacity to hold the install of Windows 7, run my 1 program, and maintain stability for 24/7 operation.

I'm hoping a cheap 30GB option would be enough. Is this correct? Could I get away with a 16GB SSD?

Maximum stability is a huge factor here as well. This computer MUST be fault free because its display output will be shown to an entire city population and any passers by at all times. thumb.gif Would it be a good idea to reserve a lot of space for an on disk Page File? Would that significantly reduce the life of the SSD?
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I have Windows 7 Pro 64 bit ISO and after install and optimization's in my guide I have ~7-8GB used., updates adds to it a little. A 16GB drive should be fine.

Page file is only used when you run out of RAM mostly and for small bits of info for some programs, you can set it to like half a GB and be fine.
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Great, thanks for the response. I haven't gone through your optimization guide for my personal W7 installs, but I planned to for this one just to try to get the most out of this machine. It will literally be displayed to tens of thousands of people every day so I have to make sure it's robust.
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