Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Oct 2012 20:07 UTC
Windows Interesting little tidbit from the Reddit AMA session with Microsoft's Surface team. One Redditor wondered just how much disk space Windows RT takes up - in other words, if you buy the 32GB Surface RT tablet, how much space is left for your stuff? It turns out that while Windows 8 RT is considerably smaller than its Windows 7 x86 predecessor, it's still huge by mobile standards.
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RE[2]: Not quite true
by marcp on Fri 19th Oct 2012 23:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Not quite true"
marcp
Member since:
2007-11-23

I wonder what it actually is there that's taking so horribly much storage space

It's probobly their "shared libraries" folder [It's called WinSxS in Windows 7, IIRC], or some RT counterpart of it.
These guys surely don't know how to write the code that is both compact and portable.

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RE[3]: Not quite true
by tanzam75 on Sat 20th Oct 2012 00:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Not quite true"
tanzam75 Member since:
2011-05-19


It's probobly their "shared libraries" folder [It's called WinSxS in Windows 7, IIRC], or some RT counterpart of it.


The WinSxS folder does not take up any additional space. It's almost all hardlinks.

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RE[4]: Not quite true
by swerfot on Sat 20th Oct 2012 12:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Not quite true"
swerfot Member since:
2012-10-20

Yeah, right... That one folder is a constant problem on computers with smaller drives (SSD for example). WinSXS consumes 7-8 GB of space on both my computers that have been installed quite recently. After some heavy usage and more apps installed, that folder grows up to 11-16 gigabytes!

Edited 2012-10-20 12:21 UTC

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