Bootcamp question re: partitions

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Errk!, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. Errk! macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2006
    What is the minimum partition size recommended for the Windows partition when installing Windows? How much space does Windows XP take up?

    I have about 40 GB free but I intend to use the Windows partition only for Windows itself and Windows apps (and I don't think there will be many). All of my files and documents will be kept on the OS X "side". So I'd hate to partition a bunch of space that won't end up being used?

    Any recommendations?
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    10GB should be more than enough for you then.

    I believe a WindowsXP install (and some basic apps) tops out around 3.5GB.
  3. zyuzin4 macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2002
    Eugene, OR
    my xp pro install is already taking up 4.5 GB and all I installed myself was AIM, Firefox, and another small program. I tried doing it with 5GB partition once and I could only install one game, so go with 10-15 GB depending on how large the few apps you install are going to be

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