That is a fault of Winslows and Bios.
146 of 160gb is normal.
Windows and BIOS report low, always, and You loose a small portion for hidden system files and the recycle/Control files.
I found when I installed Win7, on my new
250 SATA, the drive would not recognize the Win7 disk. I installed XP to the first restart and then restarted the Win7 Disk and told it to new install after drive format. Went fine from there. Yes, I lost the start-up time for XP, about 30-35 min. But Win7 was FIGHTING
me and I don't fight well.
I stopped on the Win7 install after it was running because I needed to restart my XP drive on the new 640gb drive to further isolate my Toughbook for fieldwork, because I have over 145 gig (that's over 27,000 songs) of Music, I use as a DJ. With a 540gb partition, I can isolate my music without having to take support or secondary drives. Less hardware
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