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Thread: Does Vista really need 15GB of disk space?

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Last week, Microsoft announced the immediate availability of the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor Beta, which it bills as a small beta application that you can run on your current Windows XP-based computer to find out if it's ready for an upgrade to Windows Vista. (This image gallery shows the Upgrade Advisor in action.)

    Ive run the Upgrade Advisor on several computers in my office. The one surprising result is the seemingly excessive disk space requirement for Windows Vista. On a relatively new Acer Tablet PC that otherwise meets all the Vista specs, I received this warning:

    Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=64
    Homepage: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...r/default.mspx
    Screenshot: http://news.zdnet.com/2300-9590_22-6073866-1.html

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    Used about 8.5gb once fully installed on my computer when I was testing it.

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    I need new glasses I thought it was 1.5 gb when I first read the story ! JK

    And Vista -bility was Vista Billy , what a joke tho hope it comes with a good Defrag program .

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    pfft they better give me a free hard drive to install this shit.

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    Theres nothing in the OS that should make it be that big. XP and Vista are the same so they should be the same size.

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    installed it on my pc to try it out,15.2gig of space was used on a fresh install,WTF! is taking up all that room

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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    Quote Originally Posted by twisterX
    Theres nothing in the OS that should make it be that big. XP and Vista are the same so they should be the same size.
    Where'd you get that info?

    First difference is that one's install disc is the size of a dvd-r and the other is the size of a cd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco
    Quote Originally Posted by twisterX
    Theres nothing in the OS that should make it be that big. XP and Vista are the same so they should be the same size.
    Where'd you get that info?

    First difference is that one's install disc is the size of a dvd-r and the other is the size of a cd.
    True, but most of the data on the Vista DVD is drivers. I know XP has very little drivers due to the fact of very limited space on the disk (700 megs). Now that Vista is on a DVD, theres plenty of room for shit loads of drivers.

    As for the huge harddrive space requirement, its beta so theres probably lots of files that can be deleted (debug files etc) that havnt been fully cleaned up by the installer. Im hoping MS will slim it down when it becomes final.
    Last edited by erRor67; 06-11-2006 at 05:58 PM.
    blah blah blah... whatever...



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    FreeDoom's Avatar Obsessed By Cruelty
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    Well when it comes final, i will make my own Lite version without almost all of that drivers

    I just hope it won't be 15GB of hdd space or else i will get my Raptor 36GB half full...

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    When it will be officially released in stores?

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