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Default new mini 9 owner - 05-02-2010, 02:33 AM

Hello All; I have just had a Mini 9 come into my hands. It is running Windows 7 and apparently has 8 gig space but despite having no bloatware it has only 770mg of space available. Any ideas as to why there is so little room?
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Default 05-02-2010, 12:31 PM

Welcome to the forum!

8GB is really too small for Windows 7, unless you do a custom configuration that removes standard features. I consider 16GB to be the minimum usable size.


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Default 05-02-2010, 08:39 PM

Thanks for the reply. what is the best course-slap in a bigger storage? strip windows 7? Blow out 7 and install XP?
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Cool 05-02-2010, 09:32 PM

I believe Steve answered with install a larger SSD at least 16gb....

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Default 05-02-2010, 10:36 PM

Even XP is tight at 8GB. Some people use a tool called "Vlite" to strip out "unwanted" parts of Windows 7, but this often results in a system that doesn't work right because there's little guidance as to what you can safely remove without affecting other functions.

I suppose it all depends on what you want to do with the netbook. If you're going to use it seriously, then I'd suggest getting at least a 16GB SSD if not larger. I went for the biggest I could get at the time, 64GB, but these are expensive.

If you're just experimenting and don't want to spend more money, then consider Linux, or the tools for stripping down a Windows install. You may be able to get significant space back by disabling hibernation, if it is enabled. If you have 2GB of RAM, you can eliminate the pagefile.


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Default 05-03-2010, 03:29 AM

If you find that you need a larger SSD, be aware that the Mini 9 uses very specialized SSDs, that only work in the Mini 9.


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Default 05-04-2010, 03:05 PM

i have a mini 9 with OSX and a 8gb ssd. it works but i want to get a bigger drive. when it arrives is there a way to just copy my drive to the new one swap out and it work just like the old one?
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Default 05-04-2010, 03:26 PM

Yes - most people seem happy with Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC). Ask in the Mac OS section of the forum if you need more help.


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Default 05-04-2010, 11:11 PM

Either install XP or buy a larger SSD.

I use XP on my mini 9 and I have the 8GB SSD. I don't store much stuff on my mini so I have about 4 GB free ATM. After a fresh install of XP you'll have 5 or 6 GB of free space.
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Default 05-05-2010, 02:08 AM

Linux is a great option for your mini. I am currently running jolicloud and it on takes a little over 2 gigs after install. And on a mini9, joli feels much snappier than WXP or W7.


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