[Cialug] Buying a new PC
eric at eric.nu
Sun Oct 7 17:04:10 CDT 2007
Todd Walton wrote:
> regular version. XP required 128MB. The real kicker is hard drive
> space. Vista requires 15GB *minimum*.
15 GB to install but only around 6 GB once installation is complete. 6
GB is still pretty large though.
> That 15GB requirement is a reflection of how the new staged setup
> program for Windows Vista works. Vista’s predecessors, including
> Windows XP, perform a file-by-file setup. The staged installation
> copies a disk image containing a full, ready-to-run installation of
> Windows Vista, installs drivers for your hardware, migrates your
> data, and finally cleans up after itself.
> The core installation takes up a little over 6GB of disk space,
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