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Default I have a dell mini 9 8gb. I have no space!!! What should I do? - 06-01-2011, 09:00 PM

I currently have a cut down windows 7 on it. But even cut down my version was like 6 gbs. It wasnt a problem until I wanted to play a small game (terreria) and I had to install Microsoft framwork XNA. That pushed me over the top.... It says Im low on discspace every time I log on. What should I do?
I would like to keep playing terreria on the go because its a great portable game. Is there a way I can make windows 7 even smaller?

I really dont want to go back to xp but if I have to I have to.

Please tell me your thoughts.

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Cool 06-01-2011, 09:54 PM

have you tried vlite and if you decide on Win XP try nlite

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nLite and vLite are freeware applications which create customized installation CDs of Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista/Win 7. nLite and vlite lets users customize and remove components from their Windows installation disc
just a thought.....

BTW: another option is to check to For Sale section on the forum here and possible look for a larger 16/32GB SSD drive....so glad I got a 750gb drive (lol)


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Default 06-02-2011, 03:04 PM

8GB is really too small for WIn7. It is just barely sufficient for a minimal XP. Personally, I am not a fan of Vlite as too often a user removes a feature that ends up being essential to the working of the system.


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Default 06-02-2011, 05:02 PM

my 7 right now is vlited
I might just download tinyxp or something because I dont feel like nliting... I really like how windows 7 ran... but I guess i will have to get rid of it.

I dont really want to buy another ssd because I only paid 100$s for this laptop and I really dont want to put more money into it.
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Default 06-02-2011, 06:54 PM

Are there some files you can move to an SD card?


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Default 06-09-2011, 04:45 PM

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I dont really want to buy another ssd because I only paid 100$s for this laptop and I really dont want to put more money into it.
You got a nice deal at on $100 - take a looks at Steve's suggestion. I save everything to a SDHC & all downloads go there too.

You might consider another OS to solve your space problems.


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Default 06-10-2011, 03:53 AM

bite the bullet, spend the bucks and just get a bigger drive

Larger Drive = No Problems/Headaches


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Default 06-10-2011, 05:40 PM

My opinion is that it is not worth the investment nowadays. I'd take the money and put it into a newer model netbook, if that's what you want.


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Default 07-06-2011, 10:05 AM

I rather buy to extend the memory than taking this problem on and on....
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Default 09-06-2011, 06:07 PM

I've never understood why people opt for such a small HDD space. I understand you got this in a deal for cheap which is cool, but having any less than the 160GB I currently have on my netbook just wouldn't work for me.

I agree with rrfranczak3, get a bigger hard drive. Or failing that, install your game to an external drive, then it's even more portable.


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