How Much Harddrive Space do I Need?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tcrab, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. tcrab macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Hello I am about to purchase a Macbook and I was wondering how much hard drive space I will need. I plan on using bootcamp with windows xp home and with office 2003 or 2007, and some other odds and ends. I also plan on stripping osx of unneeded languages and printer drivers. Can I always install printer drivers from the net so will there be any problems if I delete them all?
  2. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2006
    get at least 100 gig if you plan to dual boot.
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    if you're installing windows, i'd say up it to 120GB and partition 20GB for windows (this is what i would do). this gives you enough room for the Windows OS and then for extra stuff you might install (Office, other programs). if you think you'll want/need more for Windows, i'd say leave at least 80GB for OS X.

    if you strip OS X of languages, i believe you have to reinstall the OS to get those back but if you remove printer drivers, you can always download those from the printer manufacturer's website.

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