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Many articles I have read point to the fact that a full install of W2K requires a system with 2GB of hard drive space.  In your opinion is this a realistic number?  Does 2GB include only NT or is this a recommended hard drive size for NT + Application software?

I am asking because many of our machines are borderline 2GB-3GB, seems to me that you might want to have at least 9GB to run W2K + Other Applications.

Any Comments would be appreciated,
John
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The Win2000 Professional install I did on my machine with "normal" options put me at about 650MB for just the OS (including the 128MB page file).  Add applications such as Office2000 or some other office suite and you can jump up over 1GB pretty quickly.  Keep in mind that you also have to plan for any locally kept data, and that you have to have room for Win2K to dynamically expand your page file from time to time.  Does Win2K REQUIRE 2GB? No.  Should you have at least 2GB? Yes, depending of course on what other apps you're installing, what type of data you're dealing with, and where you're storing it.
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