boot camp partition

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by chris89, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. chris89 macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2007
    hey i've got a quick question... been looking around for awhile and haven't found an answer so if someone has asked this already sorry...
    i'm going to install vista business on my MBP and am unsure of how big of a partition i will need for vista to function properly. i don't really plan on running any big time programs, just a few small ap's for school and what not.

    thanks for your help,
  2. Red Sox macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2007
    If I'm not mistaken, Vista requires 15GB of free space.

    I recently installed XP, and I made a 32GB partition for it. I think the OS only took up around 5GB. I installed a ton of apps that i need for work, and some games and I still have 15GB left over.

    So maybe a 40GB partition would be good for Vista.
  3. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    You always want to have a minimum of 15% free space, so figure 10GB max for Vista, plus whatever is needed for your applications, plus at least 15% more.

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