3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 24, 2012 9:04 PM by maverick max
doctorcrunch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I had xp on my boot camp partition. I upgraded to windows 7. xp used 3 GB of hard drive of 80 GB. Now windows 7 states that I have used 40 GB of 80 GB. How is this possible? any ideas? thanks.


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  • 1. Re: Windows 7 issues
    maverick max Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    upgrading windows will not delete the data already on the previous os..so if u want maximum space go through the boot camp ...and format before you install

  • 2. Re: Windows 7 issues
    doctorcrunch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the quick reply. I tried that as well but everytime I install windows 7 to bootcamp I use approx 40GB of space.

  • 3. Re: Windows 7 issues
    maverick max Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    Windows 7 system requirements

     

     

    If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:

     

    • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
    • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
    • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or                                20 GB (64-bit)

      doctorcrunch wrote:

       

      Thanks for the quick reply. I tried that as well but everytime I install windows 7 to bootcamp I use approx 40GB of space.

     

    40 GB for Windows 7 is definitely a possibility, even for a fresh install with all patches and updates.