Partition Size For Windows Vista Ultimate....??

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by BG-Mac, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. BG-Mac macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2007
    Just purchased a new 17" Unibody MBP and I need to load Windows on it for office work. The only software I'll need off the bat is Quickbooks Pro 2009 and Microsoft Office. I wont be doing any gaming and all of my media will be on OSX, along with Adobe Design Premium CS4 and other work related software that doesn't require me to use Windows (for my office anyways :rolleyes:). So, how much space would you recommend I partition? I don't want to run it too close incase I end up needing more, but I'd like to leave most all of my HD space for OSX.. :D:apple:

    (EDIT) Also, is it possible to add space to the partition down the road if I need it?
  2. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2006
    Denver, CO
    I'd recommend a minimum of 32 GB. Trust me, Vista will be happy, plus it'll leave it open for other programs that require Windows.

    You can change the partition size if you want. I believe Boot Camp can do it (haven't done in a long time). Worst comes to worst, you can use iPartition.
  3. BG-Mac thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2007
    Thank you! I'm going to go with 32GB and adjust from there if need be. Thanks again for the quick response.

  4. jamin100 macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2008
    Install tiny vista! (google is you friend)

    Then have the partition about 15gb's

    I have tinyXP on mine with a load of programs and a 15GB partition is more than enough. I still have 6GB free.

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