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How many gigs in xpsp2

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#1 chucky001


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Posted 31 January 2005 - 09:07 PM

I have a 250 gig hardrive the c :drive is 9.76 gig and three partitions 131 +67 +24 gigs , all are empty , but I plan to move most of the stuff out of c drive and into the e and d partitions, the windows xpsp2 container box says the size of it is 475 mbs and someone said it takes up anywhere from 150 to 300 mbs on your hardrive , I guess according to whats compressed or zipped ?
Someone else said that the size of windows xp sp2 is 8.33 gig total and I think he is wrong my guess is 475 mb,but this is how he broke xpsp2 down and got 8.33 gig that can't be correct
1.0 GB for Windows folder
0.5 GB for Program Files
50 MB for Documents and Settings (without user shell folders)
200 MB for pagefile.sys (varies depends on installed RAM total)
130 MB for hiberfil.sys (same size as installed RAM total)
2.0 GB (10%) for System Restore (default) in System Volume Info folder
2.0 GB (10%) for Recycle Bin (default)
2.0 GB (10%) for each T.I.F (default)
How much gig does windows xp with sp2 have ?
I looked in ("my computer") and opened up the c:drive and it said xp 1.37 gig not 8.33 gig my c: drive is 9.76 gig and I have 1.46 free space which leaves 8.30 used space and I have 3.33 gig for my programs including "my documents with photos and music and well as word documents 676 MB total " also my c: drive contains something called documents and settings which are 1 gig , so thats 5.74 gig total so 8.30 used up in the c:drive with 1.46 gig un-used
So doing the math its 8.30 gig minus 5.74 gig
which leaves 2.56 gig unaccounted for, could that 2.56 missing gig be part of windows xp making xp-sp2 actually 4 gig not 1.37 gig ?
A seperate question it that I also noticed my scanner software takes up 4 gig , but its not in the c:drive where I thought it would be I wonder where its located ?
Looking in “my computer” It is listed where my partition/drives and cd and dvd and ext. zip drives are listed so is the scanner software hidden on the hardrive itself if its not in the c:drive ?

Edited by chucky001, 31 January 2005 - 09:10 PM.

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 11:41 PM

Hi, chucky001 ... trying to give you an answer(s)...

How much gig does windows xp with sp2 have ?

Answers will vary, I guess.
I'm not trying to say "wrong" or "right" to all above statements.

Two screenshots are provided.

HD with winXP professional SP2 only

Windows XP pro installed.

Three folders:

Documents and Settings 15.6 MB
Program Files 78.4 MB
Windows 1.63 GB

Service Pack 2 installed.
Uninstall files remain.

HD installed as secondary drive, nothing added.
(I usually have another HD plugged in as secondary drive)

additional system files:

hiberfil.sys 511 MB
pagefile.sys 768 MB

No additional programs,
No user data.
Probably system drivers installed.
Possibly modem drivers installed.

Essentially only Microsoft files.

HD with winXP pro SP2 after a few months

Windows XP pro in use.
Partition dedicated (for the most part) to it alone.
(other partitions used for program files & user data, but not exactly exclusively)
Documents and Settings folders used "typically", one user.
(My Pictures, My Documents increases daily to some extent)

Not precise, as use factors vary considerably from one PC to another.

Simply an indication of practical consideration when choosing space to allocate
for the OS when you do partition and/or have an additional storage HD to work with.

Documents ans Settings 2.78 GB
Program Files 334 MB
Windows 2.14 GB

Service Pack 2 installed.
Uninstall files removed.

hiberfil.sys 524 MB
pagefile.sys 786 MB

System Restore Disabled
Temp Files basically empty.

HD Partition for OS = 11.1 GB
Free Space presently = 3.64 GB

Edited by phawgg, 31 January 2005 - 11:42 PM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 09:25 PM

Thank You very much phawqq for this valuable information
Reguards chucky001

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 09:04 AM

System Requirements for Windows XP Service Pack 2
Published: August 20, 2004

To install the service pack, your computer must have a CD-ROM drive or Internet connection and meet the following minimum requirements:

• 233 megahertz (MHz) processor

• 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM

1.8 GB of available hard disk space during installation

To determine whether your computer meets these requirements:

• Click Start, right-click My Computer and then click Properties. On the General tab, under Computer, you will see your computer's processor speed and RAM listed.

What to expect
Due to the number and type of security features it delivers, Windows XP SP2 is a significant update. Here are a few tips about the time and computer memory required to install Service Pack 2, what you'll see as you install it, and what might change after you install the service pack:

Hard disk space: You need at least 1.8 gigabytes (GB) of free space on your hard disk.

From Microsoft Site

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