How many gigs for Vista bootcamp partition?

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  1. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

    skyrider007

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    I'll probably just need 5 gigs for applications, what's the bare minimum requirement of Vista partition size?
     
  2. thesdx macrumors 6502a

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  3. skyrider007 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Cheers. Do you know anything about Vista crashing during installation if it sees 4GB of RAM in the system?
     
  4. mshin.mac.pro macrumors newbie

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    It won't crash, it will just use 2 GB. You can verify this by:

    Control Panel | System

    It will report only 2 GB RAM...
     
  5. skyrider007 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, that's sad! Will future Boot Camp update allows it to use 4GB of RAM?

    P.S. Do you think 15GB is optimal for Vista partition size, and once I install it are there ways to reduce the OS files size etc.?
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    id say min 20gb.... need room for OS install + programs + VM + just incase something else comes up..
     
  7. nigrunze macrumors regular

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    It's a limitation of a 32-bit OS. To use more memory in Windows, you'll need to use a 64-bit version.
     
  8. thefamousgrouse macrumors newbie

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    Actually, vista will recognize something like 3 to 3.5 GB - just not the total 4. On windows machines at least (I haven't tried this on boot camp) vista 32 bit is good for at least 3 GB.
     

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