Windows 10 Installation size on SSD partition  


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    Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 1809 x64
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    Windows 10 Installation size on SSD partition


    I have a 256GB SSD divided into 2 partitions. One is for Win 10.

    My Win 10 is in a 65GB partition but only uses 35GB at any one time.

    Can I shrink that partition down and if so, by how much? Thanks!
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #2

    Hello @ncsercs,

    ncsercs said:
    I have a 256GB SSD divided into 2 partitions. One is for Win 10.

    My Win 10 is in a 65GB partition but only uses 35GB at any one time.

    Can I shrink that partition down and if so, by how much?

    Yes you can . . .

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    I hope this helps.
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    Windows 7 HP - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
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    ncsercs said:
    I have a 256GB SSD divided into 2 partitions. One is for Win 10.

    My Win 10 is in a 65GB partition but only uses 35GB at any one time.

    Can I shrink that partition down and if so, by how much? Thanks!
    You have to consider that you may install more programs and to upgrade to a new version it will require about 20G as temporary space. There is also the virtual memory and the hibernation file.
    I think 65G is a good partition size.
    Last edited by Megahertz; 25 Feb 2021 at 18:16.
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