Smallest partition for Windows and Steam?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by erkanasu, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. erkanasu macrumors 6502

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    About to make a bootcamp partition, whats the smallest( yet STABLE ) partition one could have for windows, steam, and other very small sized apps?
     
  2. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    well the minimum is 5GB, XP is about 1.5, so thats 3.5GB free. Dont know how big Steam is, mind.
     
  3. erkanasu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    trust me thats not enough... xp needs at least 5 gig free to even be stable.. I was just hoping someone who has done the above would know a exact amount of space needed
     
  4. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    steam itself is very tiny, so just above the minimum required by xp.
    however, any GAMES you install will take up a lot of space. what steam games will you be installing?
     
  5. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    It all depends on which games you installed with Steam. My Steam folder is 8GB and I left 10GB for Windoze. So I would say around 15-20GB depending on your games
     
  6. erkanasu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hl2,cs:s,hl2 dm,maybe hl2 ep1... soo 15 okay?
     
  7. nyzrox macrumors member

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    20 to be sure, me myself i run mac/windows @ 72/160GB
     

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