How large of a Windows partition do I need?

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  1. Clintlgm's Avatar
    Posts : 963
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1

    With the cost of SSD nowadays I have 500 GB SSD for the OS and programs in all my computer, I can think of any reason I would want try to squeeze and OS and program files on any smaller drive.
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 8,521
    Windows 10 Pro X64 1903 189362.439

    Fully agree. I just upgraded my 250GB SSD to a 500GB SSD ($98) from Ebay - new, in box). This gave me enough room to move my Oracle VMs from a 1.5Tb 7200RPM drive to the SSD where they load faster, and still leaves me 250GB of free space.

    Drives are cheap and SSDs are, if not cheap, pretty reasonable.
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  3. Kari's Avatar
    Posts : 16,159
    Windows 10 Pro

    I have some 60 GB of software installed, Visual Studio and Windows ADK alone taking over 35 GB of that. I have almost 100 GB in user profile folders, and Hyper-V is currently using a few hundred GB for virtual machines.

    My system disk is a 128 GB M.2 SSD (119 GB formatted capacity), it has currently 86 GB free, about 32 GB used. Absolutely no issues whatsoever. Everything else except Windows is on bigger secondary disk.

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