1.    24 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
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    How much disc space needed Windows 10?

    C drive is 500gig SSD. I have not configured the restore point. Suggestions? Thank You Georgz

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  2.    24 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Hi, roughly 20Gb normally for Windows. Allow 20Gb for Windows.old.
    After that
    - if you install programs on C: then however much your programs require
    - + their working space in Documents, Videos etc and other folders
    - If you store your personal data on C: in Documents, Videos... (which is NOT recommended), then however much that requires.

    These last 3 can potentially be >> Windows.

    And you need to allow empty working space- say another 20Gb

    Windows 10 also creates 2 other partitions - Recovery (450Mb) and EFI (100Mb)

    Example: I add minimally to folders in C: - my programs and personal data are elsewhere.
    Win 10 is quite happy with 75Gb on my 256Gb SSD and System Restore is on.

    Minimal compressed installations are possible.
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  3.    24 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 10

    dalchina thanks for the information. I do not save any documents or files of any kind on the C drive. I need to look at installed programs to check I am not running unnecessary programs. I use Windows Defender and it uses a lot of space. Georgz
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  4.    24 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 472

    Pretty much what the other poster said, so I'm not sure why yours is showing 133GB if you only have the OS installed on the C: drive.

    Go to Settings > System > Storage > This PC (C: ) and it will give you a breakdown of Storage Usage, which may give you a better idea on how the 133GB is broken down.

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