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Windows 7 Will Consume Less Disk Space than Vista

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#1 RickSOLET


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Posted 21 November 2008 - 08:13 PM

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Microsoft promises to optimize the amount of disk space that Windows 7 will consume in comparison to Windows Vista. Essentially, the Redmond company is laboring to decrease the installation footprint of the operating system with the next iteration of the Windows client. While the software giant failed to indicate just how much occupied disk space it was going to shave off in Windows 7, it did inform that it was looking to have Windows Vista beat in this aspect.

Ever wondered why the Windows SxS directory (%System Root%\winsxs) in your Vista is occupying more disk space? E7 blog has come up with an explanation about the Windows SXS directory and why it consumes huge disk space.

Source: Engineering Windows 7, Softpedia

#2 Syzygy



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Posted 22 November 2008 - 12:37 AM

So Winsxs isn't even a 'folder'.

It's just hardlinked to files to show the size, when it doesn't really exist?...

#3 Secured Tim

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:04 PM

Thanks for the good news. :D

#4 FalseAgent


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Posted 27 November 2008 - 02:37 PM

was pretty obvious, actually. They stripped off all the apps from win7. Like, movie maker, photo gallery, and stuff.

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