Minimum Space for windows 10

sigmatech

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Hey guys, can you please tell me what is the average space acquired by windows 10 + all the necessary driver updates and essential software!??
 

Eximo

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I would add that Windows updates need some room to install. Not only does it have to download the now chunky monthly update package, but it will create rollback points in case an update fails.

32GB is probably a reasonable minimum, but a 64GB drive would leave room for at least a few applications. Oddly going small is usually more expensive per GB, as there is a minimum cost to constructing any drive.
 

USAFRet

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The initial install is around 12-15GB. Then the updates, etc.
Then your basic load of utilities.
Easily over 20-22GB.

A 32GB drive is too small.
I have an Asus Transformer with a 32GB eMMC drive. Win 10 Home, and a very few tiny utilities.
It will not run the semi-annual large updates. Not enough free space.

Last spring, I had to do a clean install, as I will when this Fall Update comes out.

What size and type is the drive in question here?
 

sigmatech

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I was planing to buy an ssd for utilites and windows and store my bulk data in the hard drive!! What would you say, is a 120 gb sufficient or should i get a 250 gb one??

 

USAFRet

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250GB.
You will also...should...have all your other applications on this drive.
$90-$100 for a quality 250GB drive.
 

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