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Windows 10 install size?

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Since my laptop has an extra bay area open I was thinking about getting a small SSD and put it in for windows boot time alone, But since windows 10 is coming would it fit on a 32gb ssd? I'm thinking its a no. I have the technical preview installed on a 240gb ssd in my desktop but not sure if that's going to be the final install size.

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If all you'll have is Windows on it, you may be OK with a 32GB SSD. I have a fairly recent (within the last two and a half months) install of Windows 8.1, and that is only at 16GB for the Windows folder alone. Something like a 64GB SSD would probably be best, since it generally isn't a good idea to have an SSD filled so close to capacity. 32GB is the bare minimum I'd feel comfortable recommending for a Windows install, provided you have plenty of other storage options available. Otherwise, 64GB or higher imo.

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right, and doesn't windows grow in size as the updates are added ?...i'd think a little bigger would be better...

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right, and doesn't windows grow in size as the updates are added ?...i'd think a little bigger would be better...

 

Yup. I think the Windows folder on my Win 7 rig was around 45GB after a year and a half (maybe two years). So yeah, depending on how often reformats are done, 64GB would then be the minimum size.

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