How many GB to put to my winXP partition?

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  1. bmansports17 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone
    After cleaning up old files and stuff I have managed to give my macbook 42 GB free.
    I am planning on using bootcamp to do a partition with windows xp.
    I am only really planning on using my windows side for games such as Guild Wars or Runes of Magic.
    I am not really sure how many games ill have on this side. As of now i am only planning on installing one game.
    So, how many GB should i put to my windows side?
    thanks
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    I use MacDrive on Windows and install all of my games to a HFS-formatted external drive, so size is moot. A basic Windows install is about 10 GB, so add the required disk space of any games you plan to put on there and add about 20% breathing space.
     
  3. bmansports17 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So according to BlueRevolution windows will take about 10GB itself, plus Runes of Magic taking 5.3GB
    I am thinking maybe 20-25 GB?
    anybody else agree or disagree?
    and thanks BlueRevolution
     
  4. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    30 should suffice. Just as long as you still have room on the OS X partition.
     
  5. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Bear in mind that Mac OS X likes a bit of breathing space, too.
     
  6. bmansports17 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If ive got 42GB free is 30GB a good amount to put to windows?
    Or will i want more to the Mac side?
    Thanks for the responses guys
     
  7. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    12GB isn't that much for Mac: imagine if you want to have 5 movies and some more music, that's most of that space gone.

    I would just go for 25.. You will be stuck for space on either side.
     
  8. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    If you can afford this, consider what Blue Revolution does...
     

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