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What is the average disk space used by Windows XP? [closed]

What is the average disk space used by Windows XP? [closed]

Does anyone know what the rough usage of hard drive space taken up by a fairly bare-bones Windows XP install is?

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Guest [Entry]

"According to Microsoft, you need:

At least 1.5 GB of available space on
the hard disk*
(*) Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration and the
applications and features you choose
to install. Additional available hard
disk space may be required if you are
installing over a network.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314865

You should add 1 GB for the updates and Word & Powerpoint and other programs you may need. 20 GB in total is pretty enough."
Guest [Entry]

"A fully-fledged Windows XP installation consumes ~1.4 GB disk space, excluding pagefile.sys and hiberfil.sys.

However, you can 'customize' the Windows installation with nLite (or XPLite) and remove unnecessary/unwanted components. Depending on your needs this can yield a dramatic reduction in disk space consumption."