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How small do you have your Win7 boot drive down to (with reg apps) - I'm at 17.7GB!

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For those concerned with space requirements (like those who bought the 32GB SSD drives this week for $57-$60) - I have the following on my C: drive currently running at 17.7GB:

* Windows 7 Professional
* Office 2007 Professional
* Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional
* Adobe Photoshop CS2
* Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 EE
* JASC Paint Shop Pro 9
* QuickBooks Pro 2008
* Blackberry Desktop Manager

* Shark 007 Codec Pack
* ULead GIF Animator Pro
* uTorrent
* WinAmp Pro
* VLC Media Player
* Media Player Classic
* IZ Arc
* WinRAR
* InfraRecorder
* ImgBurn
* Pidgin
* F-PROT Corporate Antivirus
* Virtual Clone Drive
* Speed FAN
* HD Tach
* HD Tune
* Firefox
* Picasa 3
* Edit Plus
* ATI Catalyst
* Putty
* FlashFXP
* Ventrilo

The following has been relocated to D:

* 4GB Swap File
* Documents
* Pictures
* Movies
* Downloads

The following has been removed from the machine:

* Hibernation File
* System Restore
* MSOCache (MS Office installation files) *
* Panther (from Vista upgrade) *

I'm trying to shrink it some more.. but no luck so far really
Edited by LiquidKaos - 6/9/10 at 8:33pm
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point to all this? I understand short stroking to ~10% of total space but this seems a tad ridiculous.
    
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for people who bought 32gb SSDs?
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You could also disable system restore (and delete all restore points), and uninstall stuff like windows media center and movie maker.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Soulphalanx View Post
for people who bought 32gb SSDs?
Haha! This ^ I'm waiting for my $57 Corsair 32GB SSD Drive to arrive

I'm currently short-stroked on the RAID-0, but the RAID-0 as my boot is occasionaly causing me problems (probably because I'm on an old NVIDIA 650i Ultra board) and the damn RAID-0 is capped at 200MB/sec. Even my SSD drive is probably going to cap (we shall see)
Edited by LiquidKaos - 6/9/10 at 8:35pm
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You could also disable system restore (and delete all restore points), and uninstall stuff like windows media center and movie maker.
Ah, my System Restore is already disabled. Haven't decided on the other two just yet.
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