xp question

tzedek

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just setup my newest comp. the one i got for $35. anyway when i go to properties on c:\windows folder i get

Size - 1.93 GB
Size on disk - 1.75 GB

9,436 files, 402 folders.


#1 that seems way to big to me... i know the install isnt that big

#2 wtf is the difference between size and size on disk?
 

Jung

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"Size" is the actual amount of bytes your file is. "Size on disk" is the amount of space needed to store this file. The " size on disk" is dependent on what file system and how the disk is formatted.(FAT/FAT32/NTFS) The file will need to fit into a one or more clusters on the disk, which will be the "size on disk"

Here is a page that gives some info on it. http://www.cpucare.com/FAQS/clustersize.htm

A default XP install is normally that big.
 

Descent

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Yeah, it's a hard drive hog, compared to older versions.

Just reinstalled 2K3 on my second box...it also uses up 1.7 gigs.
 

tzedek

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um, i was having problems with the acpi and i had a memory dumps saved on there. 768,000 megs. after i got rid of that it now reads:

size: 1.26
on disk: 1.08