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    How large is Vista on your PC?

    I have just done a re-install of Vista Home Premium (from OEM disk) on my desktop.

    I formatted the drive during install so it was empty when the Vista install started.

    I have done the install, and downloaded ALL the Windows updates (this was loads of files, and hundreds of megabytes, and included SP1, SP2 and NetFramework which were all large). It did this in five or six goes, not all at once.

    I have not installed ANY other programs (except flash and shockwave and quicktime in the web browser).

    I now find my software is taking up 20Gb of my disk.

    My Windows folder alone is 17Gb (18,089,560,900) and 85,926 files and 18,364 folders.

    How big are other peoples Windows folder?

    (Go into Computer, double click on C drive, right click on the Windows folder, and select Properties from the menu. Give it a few minutes as it takes time to add up all the files and folders. It can stop and start a few times so wait till it has finished).

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    9.47gb

    'bout tree fiddy . . .


    Vista Ultimate 64bit - 11.4GB

    5.38 GB (5,777,977,577 bytes)

    Windows 7 RC 64bit, and mine clocks up 13.1GB .

    14.2GB on mine i have Vista Home Prem

    dxx;5600735

    Windows 7 RC 64bit, and mine clocks up 13.1GB .



    Ooh, dxx - opinions on this?

    Original Poster

    Just found that Vista Service Pack 2 includes a program called compcln.exe which "cleans" out old unwanted files.

    Ran this and it got rid of over 5,000 files and now Vista takes up about 14.5 Gb of disk space
    (15,564,295,251).

    SP2 may run this after install so if you have SP2 on you may find it has already run so wont save you any space.

    guilbert53;5600809

    Just found that Vista Service Pack 2 includes a program called … Just found that Vista Service Pack 2 includes a program called compcln.exe which "cleans" out old unwanted files.Ran this and it got rid of over 5,000 files and now Vista takes up about 14.5 Gb of disk space (15,564,295,251).SP2 may this this after install so you may find it has already run so wont save you any space.



    Thats still a blooming lot for home premium . . .

    XP Pro.... 1.27GB :lol:

    mbgringo;5600775

    Ooh, dxx - opinions on this?



    It's scrumptious. It's realy smooth, much swisher, and there are loads of imaginative improvements over XP that make things quicker and easier to do. One of the features that I can't live without now is the window drag, snap, and divide function thing. Drag a window's title bar to the top of the screen, it maximises it. Drag it far left or far right, it resizes the window to be 100% the height and 50% the width of your screen, and that's magic for multitasking or comparing two things side-by-side. Sounds simple, but it's superuseful.

    It's completely solid, it feels really fast, and it's just great all round. I still have XP on my other laptop, but that's just because I'm lazy. XP feels so basic and old by comparison. I wubs Win7.

    Original Poster

    mbgringo;5600820

    Thats still a blooming lot for home premium . . .



    There is a guy on a Microsoft forum here (third append) who seems to know what he is talking about and says he has a Windows folder of 14.2Gb (and this was middle of last year).

    social.technet.microsoft.com/For…82c

    So it seems it is not that unusual.

    Looks like the winsxs folder is the culprit, mine is 8Gb.

    The guy who does the first append on the link above says his Vista folder is 30Gb, with a 14Gb winsxs folder.
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