General Questions

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Espionage, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Espionage macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2004
    Sorry I am a bit of a noob and most of my questions appear to be general knowledge in this forum, but anyway here goes.........

    How much space will it take up (including installing windows/drivers/everything else necessary to play general windows games)?

    My mid range Macbook will be about the equivilent of what PC in terms of gaming strength (btw it has no extra RAM)?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Jasonbot macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2006
    The Rainbow Nation RSA
    That's pretty hard to say. Games like world of warcraft take several GB's while other graphics intensive games can take about 1-3 Gb's bargain about 2Gb per game I'd say.
  3. benthewraith macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL
    I have my MBP set up as thus

    25 GB of RAM Windows XP
    Remainder belongs to OS X....I primarily use OS X, but sometimes if I'm in Windows I just don't feel like rebooting into OS X.
  4. Espionage thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2004
    Sorry i dont really mean how many GB per game, I mean how many for installing windows (and anything else that I should do before running any games).........

    Apart from that, are there any other things i should be worrying about?
  5. Glen Quagmire macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2006
    Compared to Vista, XP really doesn't take up much space. My XP install - which doesn't include Office or anything like that yet - takes up 7GB.

    At a rough guess, I'd say allow 5GB for Windows XP, including space for the pagefile (virtual memory).
  6. studiox macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2004
    Stockholm / Sweden
    My fresh Windows XP takes 10 Gig, and that includes a BF2 installation, 3D mark and some other stuff. So 5 Gig would be really Ok for the system.

    Drivers don't take any space :)
  7. Espionage thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2004
    Thanks guys!
    But what is BF2 and 3D mark etc.
    Getting a copy of XP is easy, but I dont really know anything about anything else that I need.........
  8. mcmadhatter macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2005
    Bath, UK
    If space is a real concern I would consider creating your own slipstreamed reduced size installation of xp, There are many guides for this but this is the best as it splits things into beginner intermediate and advanced. I installed a version I found (which is legal if you own an unused xp license) on the internet called tiny xp, the xp cd was about 200mb (down from 580mb for a standard one) and once installed it was about 1GB!! thats because some of the rubbish that gets installed had been removed. it even included freeware media codecs instead of wmp and a few other handy freeware tools.
  9. Glen Quagmire macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2006
    BF2 is a game.
    3DMark is a benchmarking program.

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