Bootcamp Partition Size

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mvhoward, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. mvhoward Guest

    Hi I am new to Mac. I will be using to boot camp to install windows 7 and was wondering how much space i should partition?

    I was thinking only about 80 GB (I have a 500 GB HDD). I will only use windows 7 to use certain programming IDE's for assignments for school. Also if there was a situation that would require me to use Windows. Other than those situations the rest would be strictly Mac OS.

    I will be installing Windows 7 Pro
  2. MythicFrost macrumors 68040


    Mar 11, 2009
    80GB should be fine, although I'd use 100GB unless you know you'll need it on OS X. Make sure to install the 64-bit version, too.
  3. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2010
    80GB should be plenty for what you will be doing. I have 100GB allocated on my Bootcamp partition and have installed lot of large programs like Oracle, SQL Server, and other BI applications and so far I have only used 70GB.

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