Originally Posted by Hank_the_Tank
30gb is pushing it. THough you have really trim down on the install and squeeze it on there. Opt for a 60gb, or at least a 40gb
For a 32GB I would recommend a fresh install over migration. Use Audit Mode to move User Profile and setup downloads to another drive (after setting Audit Mode, shutdown, connect second/third/fourth drive/etc, and boot back into Audit Mode which happens automagically).
Yes its tight, I figure after SP1 and updates, its likely close to 20GB with no Page File, Hibernate and System Restore at 1% of disk space. By default Windows set SR to I think 5% of hard drive size for Restore. Having it at the min likely means it only keeps 1/2/3 restore points and not much more and really do you need ten or more?
I also have WHS 2011 which all media files and some long term documents will be kept from here on out, so local disk on either machine is not that important.
The truth is on the laptop 64GB will be tight, it would leave roughly 20GB of space and while I have problems with Remote Access, I won't consider anything smaller than 120GB.
Originally Posted by StinDaWg
That sounds about right. I just reinstalled Windows 7, added my usual programs (nothing too big) and with page file on and hibernate off I'm using 29GB.
W7 32-bit or 64-bit?
Final install size before updates and all that, typical 32 bit install is 16-20GB and 64-bit is around 20-30GB.