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Just For My Memory    0

Windows 7 installation disc is approx. 2,45 GB and installed size is approx. 8 GB.

I know Windows 7 runs faster, but It's only a bit faster. It's still slow, compared to Windows XP.

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RedphoenixLS1    0
Windows 7 installation disc is approx. 2,45 GB and installed size is approx. 8 GB.

I know Windows 7 runs faster, but It's only a bit faster. It's still slow, compared to Windows XP.

My Asus EEE PC flies with Windows 7 (and all my other computers with it), it's better in every way over XP... It boots faster, it runs faster, the interface is vastly superior, much safer to use.. What kind of computer are you using?

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Buendia    33

Depends on hardware it runs on. On mine, 7 is at least as fast as WinXP is. And besides, Seven is way more better, not just performance wise.

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Udedenkz    51

1. Go to vlite forums

2. Find guide on slimming down Windows 7 ISO

3. Follow Instructions

4. Get yourself a slimmed down Windows 7

5. Install

EDIT:

But, I do agree: Windows 7 is slower than Windows XP.

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Geoffrey B.    1,415

Who cares about the installation size. That does not mean that it is bloated. Initial code for the OS is very large not just for images and stuff so the Installation size is going to be rather large However compared to the 13Gb that Vista Ultimate took on the Test machine i installed it on 8Gb is fantastic lol. Also i have installed 7 on some rather pathetic computers and it runs rather speedy on those machines.

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Just For My Memory    0
My Asus EEE PC flies with Windows 7 (and all my other computers with it), it's better in every way over XP... It boots faster, it runs faster, the interface is vastly superior, much safer to use.. What kind of computer are you using?

My computer is a newly-bought one with 300GB of hard disk and 4GB of RAM. But I can't stop complaining Windows 7's size compared to nice Windows XP one.

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+John Teacake    454

In the day and age of 1tb hard drives does it matter?, At the end of the day your not forced to use it.

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S550    87
Windows 7 installation disc is approx. 2,45 GB and installed size is approx. 8 GB.

I know Windows 7 runs faster, but It's only a bit faster. It's still slow, compared to Windows XP.

.....and Snow Leopard is 8.2GB installed

2.45 of that 8GB is the install files, Windows itself is about 5.5GB, but unless you are installing on a 60GB HDD whats the problem?

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Just For My Memory    0
1. Go to vlite forums

2. Find guide on slimming down Windows 7 ISO

3. Follow Instructions

4. Get yourself a slimmed down Windows 7

5. Install

EDIT:

But, I do agree: Windows 7 is slower than Windows XP.

Yes, but vLite had a big problem when applying it with Windows 7 - It's so nut when Dino Nuhagic did not make "something like 7lite". I miss this tool.

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Just For My Memory    0

<snipped>

Depends on hardware it runs on. On mine, 7 is at least as fast as WinXP is. And besides, Seven is way more better, not just performance wise.

I mainly complain about its size. The performance is really better than Windows Vista.

Edited by Calum

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BajiRav    2,137
Windows 7 installation disc is approx. 2,45 GB and installed size is approx. 8 GB.

I know Windows 7 runs faster, but It's only a bit faster. It's still slow, compared to Windows XP.

Come back to me after you've gone through a few weeks of dock/wake-up/sleep/undock/wake-up/sleep/dock.. cycles. Win XP may be faster initially but I can almost see it failing miserably in my workflow. Not to mention the horrible memory management of XP. :s You should really think twice before comparing Win7 to a 8 year old OS that should've died 3 years ago.

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JunkMail    1

There were times when people said the same thing about XP, used XPLite for removal of bloat and then nLite.

Anyways, This app 7Customizer is a replacement for vlite for windows 7.

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Just For My Memory    0

to Xilo, Sawyer12, +HouseOfLeaves:

I mean: hard drives are cheap. Oh C'mon, It only happens in US only. What another country? They are not cheap.

to Xilo:

Whatever you call me.

"...When software improves, space requirements gets bigger." this is totally wrong.

to dhan:

Yes, you're right

to JunkMail:

Thanks.

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lee31    11

Same **** different day.

Have all these XP fanboys forgot what hardware was available when XP came out?

A system with 80GB hard drive, 1GB Ram and CPU around 2.0 GHz would have been a luxury for most people in those days and would have cost mega ????'s.

Edited by Calum
Censored out a word to fully comply with our own filter.

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Krome    204
Windows 7 installation disc is approx. 2,45 GB and installed size is approx. 8 GB.

I know Windows 7 runs faster, but It's only a bit faster. It's still slow, compared to Windows XP.

Well, my Windows 7, after a fresh install without any software or drivers added, it deflated to about 14GB. I don't know why you only get 8GB. That is awesome that you get that low drive space.

As for bloat, well I don't really care. I just love every bit of Windows 7. At the moment, the only thing I hate about Windows 7 is that if you touch the registry, it will fight back. I mean literally, it will force a certain functionality to be completely disabled even if the registry has nothing to do with whatever you touched.

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Just For My Memory    0
Oh dear god, can you read? I'm not but these people who attack you clearly must be. Why else they don't want a better product?

<snipped>

I think there a lot of improvements over Windows Vista, except the disk space are the same - even when I removed a lot of components from Windows features (=removed virtually).

I wonder if they did visit Windows 7 Taskforce regularly.

<snipped>

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Calum    819
Windows 7 installation disc is approx. 2,45 GB and installed size is approx. 8 GB.

I know Windows 7 runs faster, but It's only a bit faster. It's still slow, compared to Windows XP.

Windows XP was (and still is) very slow for me. Windows 7 performs very well for me.

It all depends on the programs you use and the hardware you have.

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Just For My Memory    0
Windows XP was (and still is) very slow for me. Windows 7 performs very well for me.

It all depends on the programs you use and the hardware you have.

No, I complain mostly in disk space, not performance.

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brentaal    404
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hdood    145

Windows is always going to be "bloated," and the bigger the hard drives get, the more it is going to use. Windows 7, for instance, has close to a gigabyte of just printer drivers.

Also, you should know that when you disable features from the control panel, they are not removed. Windows never actually removes anything, it keeps it around for servicing so that you don't end up with a security hole or version conflict if you enable the component at a later time. The only way to actually trim it down is by using a third-party utility. Unless you have a very small SSD, I would just sigh loudly and forget about it.

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Salty Wagyu    106

I wouldn't call SSD drives cheap...

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Just For My Memory    0
Same s**t different day.

Have all these XP fanboys forgot what hardware was available when XP came out?

A system with 80GB hard drive, 1GB Ram and CPU around 2.0 GHz would have been a luxury for most people in those days and would have cost mega ????'s.

You should read this Bloatware at Wikipedia, I compared to older OS. Not only Windows XP. I'm not Windows XP fanboy, I now do not like it.

>>> For the later version, they should have a reasonable disk size. It's amazing when seeing disk size jumped from Windows XP to Windows Vista and Windows 7

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This picture is awful, don't express your emotion like this and like this picture.

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DigitalE    10

My Atom nettop runs waaay faster with 7 than it did with XP.

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