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Default Windows 7 upgrade - 04-01-2011, 09:16 PM

I have a Mini 9 with 2GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD. I have a Dell Windows 7 disk (home premium) and was wondering if my 16GB SSD is big enough to handle Windows 7 and still leave me enough room to actual use it?

This is my wife's mini and she pretty much only surf's the web and uses email. I have Outlook installed currently, but would be ok with not using outlook if that would take up too much space.

I'm new to this forum, so any help is appreciated.\
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Default 04-02-2011, 12:11 PM

I ran Windows 7 Ultimate on mine with the same hardware and experienced no problems at all. I didn't even tweak my setup that much because it all ran so well.

By modern standards The Mini 9 is getting "long in the tooth", so at this point stuff like setting up an optimized Windows 7 installation is a well documented thing.

I would do a few searches here and in the Windows 7 forums.
You should be able to find the latest links for drivers and any other tweaks you want to apply.

Best of luck on the new install!

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Default 04-02-2011, 01:12 PM

With 2GB RAM you can get rid of the pagefile and get back a lot of space. Disable hibernation if you need more.

16GB is tight but usable.

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Default 04-04-2011, 07:46 PM

You could also benefit from using an SD card for expanded storage.

Leave the OS on the SSD and offload a lot of data to a card.
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16gb ssd, mini 9, windows 7

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