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

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    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

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

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    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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