Windows 10: SSD disk space required for Win 10 OS with programs installed

Discus and support SSD disk space required for Win 10 OS with programs installed in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; My SSD is 256GB with 2 partitions. One for the OS (50GB) the other for data (188GB). My OS installation with programs installed takes up 30GB... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by ncsercs, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. ncsercs Win User

    SSD disk space required for Win 10 OS with programs installed


    My SSD is 256GB with 2 partitions. One for the OS (50GB) the other for data (188GB).

    My OS installation with programs installed takes up 30GB (w/recycle bin, 4GB page, no hibernate).

    Is this sufficient or do I need to expand the OS partition?

    Thanks!

    :)
     
    ncsercs, Oct 10, 2019
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  2. BillinCA Win User

    Windows 10 Installation Space Requirement on SSD

    Hi,

    I boot Windows 7 from a 64gb SSD and use HDDs mainly for storage and running other software. My question is will I be able to install Windows 10 upgrade on the SSD with only 7gb of free space? I understand Win 10 needs 20gb and I have plenty space on my
    two HDDs for like downloading. I understand that Windows 10 will most likely install into Win 7's space, but I am more concern about the extra temporary space needed for downloading/pre-installation and during installation. Any direction will be appreciated.
    Thank you for your time and help.

    Bill
     
    BillinCA, Oct 11, 2019
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  3. 32gig SSD - Win 10 install

    My objective is to: run Win 10 on a 32gig SSD

    Can it be done?

    What are the implications?

    What are the considerations?

    What do I need to setup once done to ensure that only system necessary items are saved onto the SSD?

    Are there things (programs) that must be with the OS?

    I want to run a media PC and I am looking to fit a quiet and fast drive (I own already) for the operating system (Inc. future updates) only. There will be storage drives for other programs.

    I will look into stripping non essential items that Win doesn't NEED to run. Feel free to list them if you knows the space hogs?
     
    WaynePullen, Oct 11, 2019
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  4. HLL_544 Win User

    SSD disk space required for Win 10 OS with programs installed

    Saving free space on SSD (Regarding multiple obligatory partitions on main drive)

    Gerry Here just copy-paste some irrelevant response.

    Well, **I've figured it out**. Here my solution (I Take no responsibility from any damage that might arise from this process, and I do not guarantee it to work for u.)

    We'll assume u have 2 disks; SSD and HDD.

    Also NOTE: I Work in a GPT-Disk partitioning scheme, I don't know if it's applicable on dos-style MBR partitioning.

    General-methodology wich we are going to work with (or TL;DR).

    • Delete all partitions on all drive
    • Install Windows on the HDD Drive
    • Install Windows on the SSD Drive (yes, twice!)
    • Repartition the HDD to free up and reallocate as we wish (The only parition that HAVE to be there is the EUFI System (Fat) )
    • After freeing up HDD space, move user folder to the HDD
    • PROFIT
    And in more detail:

    THIS GUIDE ASSUME THIS IS A FRESH PC - THAT U DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING U NEED ON EITHER DISKS.

    * - Asterisk, not a real step, just additional information

    • Boot into windows 10 installation
    • Clear ALL partitions on BOTH drives
    • Let windows install itself onto the HDD, We'll call this installation win-hdd
      • There is no need to actually boot into this OS.
    • Boot into windows 10 installation
    • Let windows install itself onto the SSD. We'll call this installation win-ssd
      • *What would happen now, Is that windows detects the recovery and eufi partitions and does not need to create such additional partitions on your ssd. It would only create a 16MB windows reserved partition.
      • *Your boot partition would be hdd/eufi; But since windows detect it's own bootloader it would allow you to duel-boot between win-hdd and win-ssd(default)
    • Optional: During windows-ssd first run wizard switch to audit mode (CTRL+SHIFT+F3)
      • *We would use audit mode to:
        • * Optional1: Repartition hdd
        • * Optional2: Change "Users" folder to the hdd.
        • * If u do not want to move Users folder, u can do 6.2 After win-ssd fully boots instead
      • Repartition hdd & move Users folder:
        • Using a 3rd party tool such as "MiniTool Partition Wizard" you can do the fallowing *as you wish*:
          • Delete win-hdd partition
          • Delete recovery-hdd partition
          • Delete windows reserved (16 mb) partition.
          • You can also later move the EUFI to the start of the hdd disk, if needed
          • Create new partition (free to use) on hdd.
          • Make sure to properly assign drive letters to all drive as u wish
          • Fallow
            this guide
            to relocate the User folder (Starting from Step 2)
    • Boot into windows-ssd; If u do not know which one (int the OS selection screen) It's safe to assume that the automatically-selected one is the win-ssd.
    • If u have not performed 6.2 Yet, this is the time to do that now.
    GLHF.
     
    HLL_544, Oct 11, 2019
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