Re: How much disc space is really needed?
Sharon F wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Jan 2007 21:15:24 +0100, Maurice wrote:
> > everywhere I look it says Vista needs a partition with about
> > 20-40 GB of free space. Is this true? Why does it need so
> > incredibly much space?
> Vista installs differently than other versions of Windows. The install is
> done via an "image" - similar to what OEMs have been doing in recent years.
> The image is deleted after setup completes but it takes up quite a bit of
> space during setup process. If there is available space on other
> drives/partitions for the temporary copy of the image, setup will use that
Good to know, I had free space on other partitions. But I wonder
why they do it like that.
> My Vista RTM install is one month old. My Windows folder is just over 8 GB
> (8.09). Keep in mind that this does not included anything created by setup
> under Program Files.
RTM? My business edition doesn't take that much. Without its
pagefile the whole installation is using about 6 GB. But I
haven't used it by now.