How much to partition?

finch212

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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?
 

xUKHCx

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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?
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
 

LMO

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Jun 8, 2007
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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.
 

panzer06

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Sep 23, 2006
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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?
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.

Cheers,