How much to partition?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by finch212, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. finch212 macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2007
    really not sure i want to play games, like 5-6 at a time or something and i want it to run well how much should i give to windows?
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Well for games they say on the box how much HD space they need, so add all of that up and add about 2 GB for Windows install and probably another 3 Gb. For that amount of games you are probably looking at least 40 GBs
  3. LMO macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2007
    XP uses about 3GB for installed files, Vista about 7GB (needs 15GB to run installer). Windows doesn't run as well with a nearly full disk, so leave some extra space.

    A good starting place is 20GB for XP and 32GB for Vista.
  4. panzer06 macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2006
    I have 42GB NTFS with 6 games and 4 business apps. It really depands on hopw many saves games you want to keep. That eats up space pretty fast.


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