No room for more than 1 game in Windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by JoshLV, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. JoshLV macrumors regular

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    I recently put XP onto my MBP and installed GTR2. I just tried to download Live For Speed demo and I don't have enough room on C:. I cleared out everything that was unneeded but still no room! How can I give C: more room so I can have more than one game? As for the partition thing, I just did the default space that it was set at.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The default space is 5 GB That's a pathetic amount of space for Windows. I strongly suggest more space.

    I usually run with at least 40-60 GB for Windows when installing a lot of games.
     
  3. JoshLV thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    I think the only way is to redo the partition w/ the bootcamp assistant...you're probably going to have to format and reinstall windows
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Winclone suppose to be able to backup and restore your windows and files from OSX.

    Holy cow, it now has a lot more features.
    http://twocanoes.com/winclone/
     
  6. Ansemrp macrumors newbie

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    Yeah when using Boot Camp, the second screen asks how much space you wanna give to each partition. Use the little dot in between the two blocks (Mac OS and Windows) and drag it left till you get the HD space where you want it. You can also just click on "Use 32 GB" under those blocks, that might be good for you.
     
  7. JoshLV thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. Luckily I don't have anything that I care about saving. What would you suggest for having about 6 or so games?
     
  8. BrownPlopz macrumors regular

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    Well, estimating that each installed game takes up roughly 6 GB (I just took that number from my Gears of War, not sure if its true though), 6x6=42, and then Windows itself takes up (again, not sure about this number either) about 4 GB of space, I'd say you should leave yourself with about 50 GB of space for your PC Partition.
     
  9. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Dude you have the newest MBP? Isn't the smallest HDD that comes with it like 200 GB? Give it like 30 GB at least. I mean it all depends on what games you want to use and what applications you're going to run in Leopard.

    I was playing Age of Conan (which is like 30 GB, yes, very huge) and a few other games (Civ IV, Sim City 4) running Vista 64 and gave Windows 80 GB (of my 250 GB HDD), and still had about 10 GB to spare.
     

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