Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Apr 2009 16:13 UTC, submitted by REM2000
Windows As announced, the Windows 7 release candidate is now available for TechNet and MSDN subscribers. "The RC milestone is a result of feedback from millions of customers and partners around the world. It indicates the operating system is entering the final phases of development and is ready for partners to develop new applications, device drivers and services, and ready for IT pros to evaluate Windows 7 and examine how it will operate in their environment." The public release will be May 5.
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RE[4]: disk space
by WereCatf on Thu 30th Apr 2009 22:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: disk space"
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I have gotten it to 980 megs after stripping out all drivers that my system didn't have and not having the Live programs installed (as well as the removal of other things that I am not sure I can bring up yet).

That's still quite odd..How much space do the drivers take then? And the Live programs? I'm just curious about what it is on Win7 then that takes up so much space. I wouldn't count swapfile to it, though, it varies from system to system and so on. As said, a basic Linux installation does include almost every single driver out there, Beagle or similar (think of Live Search) and all that and it weighs in at about 2GB without including swap.

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RE[5]: disk space
by poundsmack on Thu 30th Apr 2009 23:31 in reply to "RE[4]: disk space"
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its default install size is not that large to begin with. but I did much more than just strip out drives and Live programs. much much more.

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