Minimum Partition Size for Vista Ultimate?

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  1. Dynamyk macrumors 6502a

    Dynamyk

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    My cousin just got a copy for me just wanted to know what's the minimum partition size I need to make to use Vista in Bootcamp. Thanks :)
     
  2. kiang macrumors regular

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    ista on itself uses 10GB, so I'd say make it at least 20GB, so you have room for a few games and some apps.
     
  3. Dynamyk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't really plan to install any games really. Maybe Warcraft 3. I just want it for the ability to run native programs IF need be. Maybe on the fly I'll need it.

    Thanks for the OS size that;s exactly what I needed to know :)
     
  4. polishmacuser macrumors 6502a

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    it says to use 40gb so i dont know for vista basic its 10 gb i would make it 40 or 45
     
  5. Dynamyk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Damn that's a lot, I don't wanna waste that much space of my hard drive lol.
     
  6. Tinlad macrumors member

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    I installed Ultimate on a 14GB partition. I can't remember exactly how much space Vista used, but kiang's 10GB figure seems about right if I remember correctly.

    It certainly doesn't need 40GB.
     
  7. kiang macrumors regular

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    Indeed. Vista boxes just say 40Gig is the minimum because they presume you are going to use it as your main OS, so all your apps are on Vista.
    If they would sya a 15Gig drive is enough, there would be tons of (stupid :rolleyes: ) people calling to MS complaining they can't install anything anymore while they do have the correct HDD :p
     
  8. polishmacuser macrumors 6502a

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    well i was just going by the requirements but still who wants to pay $400 for and OS :eek:
     
  9. SwitchingSoon macrumors regular

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    I have a copy of Vista too.

    I just installed it less than 20 minutes ago on a 15gb partition.

    There's only 4.7 gb of free space left now. So, I'm probably going to redo the whole installation process and make a bigger partition :-(.

    But it's absolutely gorgeous, I must say. Cleaner than Mac os X, it seems.
     
  10. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    Here is what i have left after installing 1 game (Ultima Online), MS Office 2007, Trillian Pro, FireFox, and some other misc small software.

    I started with a 30GB partition, and i am using Vista Ultimate

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    System Information
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    Time of this report: 5/29/2007, 17:42:06
    Machine name: OKAMI
    Operating System: Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6000) (6000.vista_rtm.061101-2205)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Apple Computer, Inc.
    System Model: MacBookPro1,1
    BIOS: Default System BIOS
    Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2500 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
    Memory: 1008MB RAM
    Page File: 779MB used, 1491MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 10

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