Bootcamp question re: partitions

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

  1. Errk! macrumors 6502

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    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

    yellow

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    #2
    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

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    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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