Partitioning hd for bootcamp help

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  1. sk8r1230 macrumors 6502

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    Ok guys I'm getting the 27 iMac and got the 2tb hdd in it. I'm not familiar with windows size or needs so I'm wondering how much I should partition for it. It will have a few games and that is all. What is a safe number without taking up a huge section of the hdd.
     
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    What type of games? The size of the partition is totally dependent on this.
     
  3. sk8r1230 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Games like crysis, brink, black ops....that's about it
     
  4. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting the 27" iMac with 2TB Hard Drive as well. I plan on either just giving 1TB to both Windows and Mac or give Windows 750GB and leave Mac with 1.25TB. My Steam games folder is 300GB by itself on my PC and I plan on moving them all over to my Bootcamp partition. I also have a bunch of games that aren't through Steam.

    Is it possible to change the drive allocation after installing Windows?
     
  5. sk8r1230 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have games through steam but I plan on just leaving that on the Mac side of the hd. I was thinking more like 250 gigs for myself. Just don't know much about the size and storage needs of windows and pc based games.
     
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    I ordered 1TB iMac, and going to go for 500GB/500GB for Windows and OSX:)
     
  7. sk8r1230 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here is another question...do I need to run the same windows hd utilities ie defrag disk, disk cleanup? Just wanting to make sure it will have no effect on the Mac hd side
     
  8. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    So you're saying that none of your games are windows only?

    Windows 7 on my MBP looks like it takes up around 20GB.

    Modern (3D) PC games take at least 8GB.
     
  9. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    Windows 7 does all of that for you. You can change when it does it though.

    Windows defragging your MacHD is not a bad thing. I'm not sure if it can though, being that the MacHD is HFS+ and I'm not sure if Windows can doing anything with HFS+ formatted HDDs besides read them.

    Edit: When you have your Mac booted into Windows through Boot Camp, There is no difference to a normal PC.
     
  10. sk8r1230 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    All my games are Mac because that is what I have owned for almost two years and never felt like taking the plunge back into windows. Still unsure how I feel about it. Don't know why but it's very unsettling for me
     

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