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Old 07-08-2010, 05:18 AM   #1
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How to install Windows Vista in 5 GB hard-disk space ?


Hard-disk space: 160 Gb

When I try to install Windows Vista on my laptop, it does not ask for any partitioning queries !

It creates 2 partitions, i.e.
C : 130 Gb
D : 20 Gb

The D partition can be deleted after-wards.

I do not want to give Vista more than 5 Gb space. How to make it possible ?
 
Old 07-08-2010, 05:28 AM   #2
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I don't think that's possible. I seem to remember reading that Vista needs 15 GB, which is ridiculous.
 
Old 07-08-2010, 05:31 AM   #3
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It might be possible after installation of vista to shrink the partition used by Vista to 5 Gb .
Do not know if Vista has a utility to do the trick
 
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Thanks to both of you for replying !

If some one knows how to shrink the C partition, kindly guide !
 
Old 07-08-2010, 05:57 AM   #5
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Parted Magic is good.
I've never used Vista, only XP, but you'll probably need to disable the page file and defragment before resizing.

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Old 07-08-2010, 05:59 AM   #6
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Thanks Brian,

I shall try that and let you know.
 
Old 07-08-2010, 06:02 AM   #7
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Yeah, 15 to 20 GB required! Crazy!!!
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...m-requirements
 
Old 07-08-2010, 06:08 AM   #8
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Then I am afraid, using that tool will be of no use,
15 to 20 Gb is too much for the crap.
 
Old 07-08-2010, 06:11 AM   #9
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I've never used Vista, only XP, but you'll probably need to disable the page file and defragment before resizing.
I have the XP CD but I heard they have stopped giving drivers for it now. (These drivers are needed on a laptop)
 
Old 07-08-2010, 06:18 AM   #10
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They've stopped support for XP SP2, but are still supporting XP SP3 for a while. Another mad move by M$.
 
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What is SP2 and SP3 ? and how should I determine waht my laptop supports ?
 
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They're big security updates. I recently installed my XP Pro in VirtualBox on Slack64 13.1, and it got updated OK to SP3. If you go to M$'s update site it scans your XP to see what updates are needed, but on a slow connection like you have it would take ages.
 
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SP - Service Pack.
It includes all OS updates in addition to security fixes.

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Old 07-08-2010, 06:31 AM   #14
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Thanks Brian,

The thread will remain Unsolved.
 
Old 07-08-2010, 06:32 AM   #15
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Thanks for bothering, Michael, I am thinking of Virtual machine now, but I shall create another thread for that topic .
 
  


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