How much memory should I allocate for Windows 7?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by anewfoundsin, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. anewfoundsin macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2009
    After reading many comments and reviews, I settled with purchasing Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

    My question is, how many GB of hard drive space should I allocated on my mac (partition/bootcamp).

    I would be using it mostly for Office (excel/word) and install Quickbooks Pro (accountant version). Each program requires 3gb each. Windows itself is about 20gb, so at bare minimum 30gb? I won't be Windows for music or photos, just a few QB files (probably using dropbox or usb drive for that) as my main will be Mac side. Safe to go 40-50gb partition? ( I assume I can't change this amount later, right?)
  2. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2011
    United States
    Depends on your total disk space. I would recommend 50GB minimum if this is going to be used for much of anything.
  3. MiamiC70 macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2011
    I devoted 60GB of my 256Gb SSD and that is barly enough once you install Office.

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