Windows Vista b6000 Ultimate Ed. installations' disk space usagesbetween 32-bit vs. 64-bit

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Phillip Pi, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. Phillip Pi

    Phillip Pi Guest

    Hello.

    Is it me or are the installed disk usages significantly different (a few
    GB) between a 32-bit and a 64-bit installation? This is on the same
    machine (ASUS K8V SE Deluxe with an Athlon 64 3200+ 754 CPU), same
    Ultimate Edition, and similiar options in installation. I did notice an
    extra Program Files (x86) in my C:\ root directory that takes over 300
    MB. Is this the only difference that makes the disk usage different?

    Thank you in advance.
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    Phillip Pi
    Senior Software Quality Assurance Analyst
    ISP/Symantec Online Services, Consumer Business Unit
    Symantec Corporation
    www.symantec.com
     
    Phillip Pi, Dec 28, 2006
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  2. Yes, they are different and by about 3GB after installation.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Dec 28, 2006
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  3. Phillip Pi

    Phillip Pi Guest

    Wow, big difference.

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    Phillip Pi
    Senior Software Quality Assurance Analyst
    ISP/Symantec Online Services, Consumer Business Unit
    Symantec Corporation
    www.symantec.com
     
    Phillip Pi, Dec 28, 2006
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  4. Phillip Pi

    Bill Frisbee Guest

    If 32 bit compatibility wasn't required, it would be much closer in size.
    WoW (Windows on Windows) takes up a bunch of space.


    Bill F.
     
    Bill Frisbee, Dec 28, 2006
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  5. No it doesn't. WOW64 is a very thin emulation layer that is only needed
    when a 32bit program makes operating system calls, such as drivers. 32 bit
    programs run natively on a 64bit cpu.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Dec 28, 2006
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