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I'm just wondering if there is a specific Win7 64-bit install I should be using for SSD? 64GB is limited space and it will run out quickly!

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Not really. However, I know there's a really slim unofficial version of Windows 7 in development, not sure of any news on it though. Your best bet is to just put the OS on the SSD and a few programs you'd like to have on it that you think would benefit the most.
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32bit will be considerably smaller,about 4gb if that helps
16GB roughly for 32bit,20GB for 64bit
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Windows 7 takes 20GB for a 64-bit installation? :O Why is it so much more than 32-bit?
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Ooh! I'm definitely subbing this thread, since I'm thinking of getting an SSD for my laptop.
 
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post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by revlimiter View Post
Windows 7 takes 20GB for a 64-bit installation? :O Why is it so much more than 32-bit?
Unsure to be honest.
Turning off hibernation can reduce it to about 10GB's and an application called v-lite can reduce it again,but again this is what I've reading in passing,I would recommend researching it more thoroughly before going ahead.

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Make sure you unplug any other hard drives while you do your install! For some reason Windows 7 defaults its system partition to the first mechanical drive in your lineup. Just plug them back in after Windows 7 is back up and running.
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by revlimiter View Post
Windows 7 takes 20GB for a 64-bit installation? :O Why is it so much more than 32-bit?
It's around there, yeah. If you turn off System Restore I believe that alleviates around 10GBs of space.
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Originally Posted by dan_ep82 View Post
Unsure to be honest.
Turning off hibernation can reduce it to about 10GB's and an application called v-lite can reduce it again,but again this is what I've reading in passing,I would recommend researching it more thoroughly before going ahead.

Dan
I believe turning off hibernation only saves as many GBs as you have RAM.
 
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by onoz View Post
I believe turning off hibernation only saves as many GBs as you have RAM.
It's 75% of the amount of RAM you have. At least, it has been that way for me with 4GB and later 8GB of RAM.

64-bit Windows takes up more space because it has 32-bit system files, and versions of included apps like IE and WMP, in addition to the 64-bit versions for compatibility. It's sort of like 2 OSes in one because it has to be able to run programs associated with 2 OSes.
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