Vista Express Upgrade HDD requirements

  peabody 21:15 12 May 2007

Having (at last) received my Vista Home Premium upgrade, I see the HDD requirements are a minimum of 40 gb (according to the installation instructions). As I have a 60 gb HDD I am now wondering whether to bother.

I downloaded and ran the Vista compatibility advisor from MS but it says I will have only a few 'minor issues' and nowhere does it mention HDD problems - although the drive is divided into 2 partitions mof 40gb and 20 gb (plus a hidden recovery partition).

Will it really need 40 gb to install????

  ventanas 21:33 12 May 2007

My Windows folder (Home Premium) is 10.2 Gb, so you should be ok. Or you could take it back to one 60Gb drive.

  dragofallenangel 14:13 14 May 2007

I have an 40GB HDD on my laptop and I have installed my vista premium on it well to be honest it runs fine the only thing the it tell you to have a minimum of 40GB its whenever you decide to get the Ultimate in the future but that even does not need a minimum 40GB HDD it only used half the HDD to install Ultimate and it's updates I have tried it now I have recently upgraded my laptop by 512MB to 2GB of RAM and from 40GB HDD to 120GB HDD bare in mind that you need to update your PC drivers to be vista compatible good luck.

  peabody 14:40 14 May 2007

Thanks for the responses - my mind has been put at rest! I will proceed with the upgrade (after a stiff drink!)

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