Nice to finally see them address the problem of lack of free space for the end user after OS / bloatware installs. If it is at the sacrifice of too much performance be a real turn off getting a 16GB device.
I wonder if this is possible with my Surface Pro? While it has an incredibly fast 128gb in it, more space plus the image on the ssd might be worth reformatting over.
So it decompresses files on the fly as they're needed?
That sounds like a performance hit for some systems. (made easier when using SSDs for OS & Data)
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This is practically meant only for embedded devices that aren't capable of running Embedded 8 for x86 compatibility reasons. You can always make custom install disks with many things disabled and get space use down into the single digits without sacrificing performance.
Microsoft doesn't have bloatware in their OS, that's the fault of your OEM or operating system installer. Use the available slipstream tools to easily fit W8 in your 16gb disk.
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This would have been handy back in the dawning days of SSD when 16, 32 or 40GB was all the commoner could afford.
That sounds nice:-)
I still wouldn't install it.
Custom slipstreamed (well, removed components so anti-slip?) install disk can get 32bit Windows 7 installed in the size of a dvd (uncompressed, not install disk size), and 64bit comes in at about 9gb without much effort. Sure it has pretty much nothing installed on it, and might not work if you later need services and components that you removed, but it's useful for certain situations.
But Win8 is a POS
Nice to have the option with a 'new" install. however if the system currently has Windows 8/8.1 installed and needs to be trimmed down the only thing you can try is moving the OEM recovery image off the SSD and onto a USB stick. This got me another 4-5GB on my Dell venue 8 Pro.
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