How big should a partition be

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by lexus, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. lexus macrumors 68000


    Mar 26, 2006
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    How big should the Boot Camp partition be? I dont need it for much just MS Access and some other small things as well as maybe AOE 3. At the moment it is 20 gigs. Also is their anyway to change it?

    Thanks alot
  2. harveypooka macrumors 65816

    Feb 24, 2004
    You can change the partition size when creating it in the BootCamp installer. 20GB should be fine for light Access work. Just think about how much you're likely to need in the future. It's all there in the Apple documentation and remember you can always just format the partition, reinstall and have Windows XP running in 30 mins! Just remember to save your games...especially saved games from Oblivion...doh.
  3. blackout8 macrumors member

    May 24, 2006
    Well it depends a lot on your OSX usage as well. How much HDD space do you have left without windows installed? (Or how much do you know you're going to need with OSX)

    I'd make windows as big as you know you can afford to loose, to save trouble later - but be carefull when you choose your sizes - it's a real pain to have to reinstall either OS to change the partition sizes!

    P.S. You have 3(!) intel mac's!? Can I have one? :D

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