Partitioning hard drive for XP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Carasina, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Carasina macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2009
    I am installing XP on my mac laptop and am not sure how much space to partition. The laptop's total space is about 235GB with currently 50GB free. I will only be using Windows for a few specific programs: Autodesk: Toxik, Mudbox, Motionbuilder and Cleaner XL. I probably won't be using the programs too extensively either, I mainly use Maya and I have the OSX version of that. Based on that info I was hoping to get a rough estimate on how much space I should partition for XP, I don't want to go too low and not be able to install and use everything but at the same time I don't want to put too much space on the XP partition either and end up with wasted space.

    Thanks so much in advance :apple:
  2. neilhart macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2007
    SF Bay Area - Fremont
    I would never install Windows XP in anything less the 32GBs. I know that you can do a 10GB partition, etc.

    Look at how cheap 500GB hard drives are today. I suggest that you upgrade drives and free yourself of the drive space worry for now.


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