XP partition size

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kidzdoc, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. kidzdoc macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I'm a total Mac newbie and about to pull the trigger on a MBP 15" tomorrow. My questions are:

    1) What size XP partition do people recommend I use?
    2) I'm assuming it comes with a power adapter, so I won't need to buy one. Right?

    Thanks in advance. Looking forward to working in OS X.

    Michael
     
  2. MikeNemat macrumors regular

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    1) This is entirely up to you, how much do you feel you need for XP? XP takes up about 2.5-3GB with no programs installed after service packs and windows updates, so really, the size you want is 3GB + however much space you think you need for your programs.

    2) Yes, it comes with a power adapter.

    I also plan to buy a 15" macbook pro this week :)
     
  3. rglatter macrumors regular

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    I made my XP partition 15 gigs which I think is enough room for a couple of games and a few apps. also I would recomend MacDrive6. It lets you easily see all of your OSX files and it works great. I use it for listning to music on my windows partition from my osx partition.

    congrats on getting your macbook pro your gonna love it
     
  4. bigrell486 macrumors 6502

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    The installer only needs about 2 GB so I say a minimum of 5, but 10 GB is good
     

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