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  1.    08 Sep 2014 #311
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    State College, PA, USA
    Posts : 12
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
    I'm not sure where you are getting your data about W8 Ent taking 8.4 GBs and W7 Ult taking 8.2 Gbs, but I haven't seen that small of a footprint, after an initial install, since Windows XP.
    In the link I provided above. That footprint probably doesn't include the paging/swap file which could be double your memory size and take up a majority of the 20-30 GB you're talking about. The paging file is user customizable, so it's not really part of the required Windows footprint. In fact, if you're running an SSD with plenty of RAM, you shouldn't be having a large paging file any ways.
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  2.    08 Sep 2014 #312
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,382
    W10 Pro, W10 Home

    Quote Originally Posted by cipher View Post
    In the link I provided above. That footprint probably doesn't include the paging/swap file which could be double your memory size and take up a majority of the 20-30 GB you're talking about. The paging file is user customizable, so it's not really part of the required Windows footprint. In fact, if you're running an SSD with plenty of RAM, you shouldn't be having a large paging file any ways.
    My apologies for not seeing the link you provided earlier. I have 8 Gbs of RAM installed with the swap file on both installations set at 2 Gbs. The sizes I quoted in my earlier post are from Computer Management. Thinking back to when I clean installed W8 I do remember that it was initially quite a bit larger on the disk, but after a while later it actually shrank in size. I figured it had to do with W8 having better file compression and disk cleanup capability than W7, but that may or may not be the case. I don't have anything against W7 per se, it runs just fine, but it has been my experience, at least on my PC, that W8 seems to run noticeably better.
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  3.    08 Sep 2014 #313
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Posts : 358
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    I would like to see Outlook Express back with go to in box at launch. Also Be able to put pictures in e-mails (not thumbnails). Number 2- be able to do what I want to my PC with out telling me that I don't have permission. Number 3- be able to write an delete what I want on C:.
    Last edited by Clint; 08 Sep 2014 at 15:43.
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  4.    09 Sep 2014 #314
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,373
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    Not sure if I said this before or not, but I would really like to be able to do a Repair Install from a booted DVD/flash drive. Being able to do that fixed a lot of problems for me in XP over the years without having to do a full install.
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  5.    09 Sep 2014 #315
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Not sure if I said this before or not, but I would really like to be able to do a Repair Install from a booted DVD/flash drive. Being able to do that fixed a lot of problems for me in XP over the years without having to do a full install.
    Amen to that, sure would make a lot of things easier!
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  6.    10 Sep 2014 #316
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    UK
    Posts : 88
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    I would like a OS version for lower end machines.
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  7.    10 Sep 2014 #317
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,609
    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by Windowsnoob61 View Post
    I would like a OS version for lower end machines.
    Have a look at this and see if it might apply, http://www.nineforums.com/windows-9-...t-devices.html
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  8.    11 Sep 2014 #318
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    notts
    Posts : 29
    windows 8.1 pro with media centre

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Not sure if I said this before or not, but I would really like to be able to do a Repair Install from a booted DVD/flash drive. Being able to do that fixed a lot of problems for me in XP over the years without having to do a full install.
    remember when you got it wrong and ended up with 2 of everything....

    no.. just me then lol..

    i cant see why win8 refresh wasn't made to do this, also, have they made it so a device with no cdrom can refresh without asking you to put in the cd yet ??.
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  9.    11 Sep 2014 #319
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,373
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    I'd like to be able to run Modern Apps and use the store with UAC completely disabled, which is how I run and how I will continue to run.

    There is no technical reason for this restriction, just MS being arbitrary and trying to protect me from myself which I neither need or want.
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  10.    12 Sep 2014 #320
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,634
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Have a look at this and see if it might apply, http://www.nineforums.com/windows-9-...t-devices.html
    All it takes is good optimization and any OS will run good on lower end machines while providing top performance on better or top of the line ones. You can't really make an OS for lower end machines without hurting performance of better ones.
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