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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 28-Jan-13 21:55:15
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Win 8 on a 20gb drive


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Anyone fit Win 8 on a 20gb drive? I bought another licence for Win 8 before the price goes up and my other machine has XP on a 20 gb drive, has anyone tried the upgrade on a small drive? I have an 80gb drive knocking about somewhere but it would be a lot easier just to stuff it on the existing drive as its fairly new (well in power on hours time). My main machine has a 500gb drive and Win 8 is weighing in at 22 gb but the other machine is only used for browsing and email. Thoughts?

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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Mon 28-Jan-13 21:57:16
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Re: Win 8 on a 20gb drive


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http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/window...

18 months ago though, lots more bloat-ware since then, I imagine.

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 28-Jan-13 22:01:52
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Well, it's not an upgrade from XP, so you don't have Windows.old to worry about. But I wouldn't have thought that 20GB was enough. Bear in mind that you need space for a swap file and, preferably, 20% free space on the drive. I'd use the 80GB drive.


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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 28-Jan-13 22:08:51
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Interesting Camie the machine has 4 gb of ram is a swap needed? In order to get the 2nd licence I had to run the Upgrade on my main machine as it said there wasnt enough room on the 20gb drive but I have a CDR with it on. Spose I could try it and see what happens. I see a screen shot of the preview x64 taking 8 gb about the same as XP but my install is a lot bigger than that.

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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Tue 29-Jan-13 12:49:31
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I haven't used WIn 8, so am not familiar with the peculiarities of its swapfile. Vista's swapfile is generally good to be set at 1x RAM as a minimum. I have mine set as 4GB min and 5GB max. Almost never get a problem (massive, massive images can fail to open due to lack of RAM, but I think that's purely the RAM or addressing limitations).

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Standard User Zadeks
(experienced) Tue 29-Jan-13 20:04:43
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You could probably get away without a swap file, but I would set it to 1/4 of a GB just in case.
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(sensei) Tue 29-Jan-13 23:02:59
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Spotted this:

http://superuser.com/questions/483302/what-is-the-pu...

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