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RhoXS RhoXS is offline
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Default XP Pro vs Home - Hard Drive Space Needed? - 04-24-2009, 12:58 PM

I need to replace my laptop and am trying to decide between an A90 with a 16 GB SSD and a Mini 10. There are many pros/cons for both. One issue in the mix is related to the size of the HD.

As an experiment, I did a clean XP Pro install on another laptop and then just loaded the applications I typically need when using the laptop, including MS Office. This consumed almost 14 GB of the HD. Although I could probably pare about 2 GB, it is obviously still too much for a 16 GB SSD. Since I do not want to immediately upgrade the SSD, this could be an issue.

How much less HD space is used by XP Home as compared to XP Pro?
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Default Re: XP Pro vs Home - Hard Drive Space Needed? - 04-24-2009, 04:56 PM

a fresh install of xp pro sp3 dell oem disk with only avg and drivers took 1.41GB of my 8 GB SSD. i still have to apply updates. with the drivers i took the old drivers folder from xp home and saved it on a sd card so i wouldnt have to redownload them and on the new install i go to the device manager and update driver. all i got to do is point it to th right folder and it install. no extra suite that may come with the driver.
it was over 3 GB till i turned the page file off
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