Help me Decide on Partition Size

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by aaron.lee2006, May 23, 2007.

  1. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    So I used to have a 1.83 CD MBP with an 80gb HD. I could not install windows because I just didn't have enough space. Apple is replacing my MBP with a 2.16 C2D machine with 120gb HD due to some previous issues with my laptop. I love to game and need help deciding on how large to make my Windows partition when the new laptop gets here.

    I for sure need to install:
    Counter-Strike Source
    Counter-Strike 1.6
    Counter-Strike Condition Zero
    Battlefield 2
    Call of Duty 2

    I would like extra room so I can add more games later without re installing Windows. Would a 40gb Windows partition do me just fine?

    Also for all you gamers. I need a mouse. I am not in a hurry to get an external keyboard but I do need a mouse. Any recommendations?
  2. Osarkon macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2006
    Why not split it 60-60? That should easily cater for both sides. :)
  3. aaron.lee2006 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    I think that is to much.

    OS X = Music, Movies, Photos (lots of space needed)
    Windows = Gaming and basic everyday tasks for the odd chance I need to be booted in for school.

    I think I need a little less maybe 50 would be perfect.
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    I've used Winclone to quickly and effectively change my bootcamp partition size. I started off with 8 Gbs but later decided that 14 would be better for me so in the space of 20 minutes the upgrade was complete. Very quick (considering to do this manually, i.e. reinstall XP + everything, would've taken about 2 hours).

    depends how many games you want installed concurrently. I think 40 gigs would be more than enough for a decent amount of games approximately 8 give or take.

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