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    i am about to buy a netbook which comes with W7 Starter installed.
    question: how much (Mb) does (the WHOLE program) take in the HDD?
    thanks in advance for your replies.

    daniel rozenberg.

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    the truth of the matter is that I am NOT planning to use W7 at all.
    i have been using XP and AM EXTREMELY SATISFIED with it.
    what I saw of the demo in the store impressed me as an extremely unfriendly OS.
    the notebook comes with 1Gb rRam, and W7 was taking (nothing else running), about 700 Mb.
    the salesman told me this was a good drawback of that OS.
    now, in this machine running XP. with 2Gb RAM, three PDFs open, one Excel spreadsheet and the inbox of OL open, I have about 425 Mb taken.
    the question is oriented to foresee how much room I'll have for the partition where I'll install XP.

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    In old hardware, (Toshiba laptop running Pentium M, 2 GB RAM), which was initially running XP, I found Windows 7 to be way faster, in just about anything I did. Of course, I won't pretend to know better than you what your needs are, but I would give W7 a real decent try before resorting to XP. XP is very old, technology wise and paleonthologically old, security wise.

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    thank you very much for all your answers and advice.

    BTW, regarding security, in another machine I downloaded and installed Ubuntu (some 10.X something version).
    from what I've been experimenting so far, I find it extremely friendly and quie intuitive.
    a spreadsheet will "obey" the same command as i now use for Excel in Office 2003, and I an surprised as how much faster processed same spreadsheet (same machine) running XP.

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    In my experience as well, Windows 7 is a bit faster than XP. I have a Dell Latitude D800 Pentium M 1.6GHz with 2GB RAM that I bought in August of '03. I dual-boot XP and Windows 7 on this laptop, and I have to give the nod to Windows 7 for speed advantage; not a lot, mind you, but noticable.

    Both are equally stable and extremely reliable, but then I don't run a standard setup.
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    Windows 7 is better suited to take advantage of technology improvements, such as multi-core CPUs. It is no surprise that recent operating systems, incorporating support to such evolutions in hardware, allow you to perform many tasks faster than older operating systems do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielr2 View Post
    question: how much (Mb) does (the WHOLE program) take in the HDD?
    Daniel,
    Hello....I'm not sure about your 700MB number On one of my OS's Windows 7 \ 32 you can see from the screenshot the various sizes of each folder ... Not at all familiar with windows 7 starter ...Numbers sound kind of low. I would say that you will need at the least 10GB for a partition size. Regards Fred
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Plain Fred View Post
    Daniel,
    Hello....I'm not sure about your 700MB number On one of my OS's Windows 7 \ 32 you can see from the screenshot the various sizes of each folder ... Not at all familiar with windows 7 starter ...Numbers sound kind of low. I would say that you will need at the least 10GB for a partition size.
    Hi Fred,

    I think Daniel was talking about 700 MB in RAM usage.

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