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Ok Here's the thing...I currently have an ocz vertex 2 120 gb ssd that I put win 7 ultimate on. I have recently come across a deal for the 60gb version for only $89.99 so now I plan on re-installing win 7 ultimate on that drive and using the 120 gb ssd for programs and games.

My question is what is the minimum I can install on the 60 gb ssd to run windows? can I simply install the OS, firewall, AV Program and Malware program and be done with it and then install all programs and game on the ssd. I want to put as little as I can on the 60 gb ssd. The other day my disk transfer number went from 7.6 to 7.4. Not sure why but I think I would rather just keep a nice little buffer on the drive with just over half of it filled besides I have a 120 gb ssd for all the goodies and I ususally play maybe three games alternately anyway so I won't need much on the 120 gb but I may put a photoshop program on the 60gb drive.

Jones
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you can check the bare minimum when you install windows, it'll prompt you if you dont allocate enough space

Yes you can just use the bare minimum and install everything else on 120gb, but its pointless. You dont get any performance increase.

I'd just do windows on 60gb and install ALL your programs there. Install all games on 120gb because you usually reuse game drives after reinstalling windows, but you can't reuse programs (you have to reinstall them). Besides game loading tends to be more intensive than other programs so it will definitly load faster on a second drive.
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I can get Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on my 30GB OCZ Vertex with 10GB to spare (just make sure you set paging files to zero).
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I'll definitely do that. I can't see there being too much of an overhead if I go with the install on the 60gb with the OS and the Programs and then the games on the 120gb. There's a lot of games to put on there so it'll fill up pretty fast.

Thanks,

Jones
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You can also disable hibernate support which will save space equal to your RAM capacity.
You need to use this command here http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-disable.html to fully kill it.
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Just disabled Hibernate...thanks
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I had Windows 7 Ultimate 64 on a 64GB SSD. I too liked to make sure that I had some "buffer room." I usually retained about 16-19 GB free space on the SSD. But the effort to keep it at that level just really wasn't worth it.
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