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Old 01-27-2001, 02:17 PM   #1
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How small can Win98 SE be installed, with just networking & internet capability ??
I want to try installing it on my laptop, but it only has 710mb hdd

Wondering how small I can get Win98SE, & if there's a possibility of installing a few more appz.

Thanks Very Much.
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Old 01-27-2001, 02:40 PM   #2
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I have it on a small (420 mb) hardrive that I use to test motherboards. It is full load for approx 300mb. The key is ram, you should have 32mb or more.
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Old 01-27-2001, 04:33 PM   #3
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The total install of Win98 can be as low as 150MB if I'm not mistaken.. Just do a custom install and don't choose to install anything not required... Should leave plenty of space for a few good appz..
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Old 01-27-2001, 08:44 PM   #4
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Great, thx guys.
that leaves plenty of space.

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Old 02-11-2001, 09:10 PM   #5
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No way.

I have Win98SE installed on a 640MB partition and install no programs on this partition. With only a few apps I'm up to full and need to expand the partition. I found that Outlook was storing me mail messages on this partition (C and I can't find any way to move it. It constitutes over 150MB but still. I think you will run out of space very quickly.

Have you tried it already?
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Old 02-11-2001, 11:07 PM   #6
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Not yet, but I'm fairly sure I can do it.
First off, I usually remove quite a bit of the 'optional' windows appz.
Also, I'm planning to set it up to use the mail & contacts databases on my desktop, so that should ease it up as well

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