Realistic Partition Size

plutnicki

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Original poster
Jul 7, 2003
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Been reading through the threads for Boot Camp and I understand that 10 Gig is the minimum partition size. However, how much of that is taken up by Windows XP? I'm planning a MacBook purchase, my plans for the Windows XP use are my wife using Internet Explorer for work stuff, and probably will run OpenOffice until an OS X version for Intel Macs is readily available (beyond untested Alphas...). Just want see how big an HD I should get...

No real gaming, but would like to have some space left over... Will 10 Gig suffice, or should I plan 15 or 20 just to be safe?

Thx,
 

Hls811

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Apr 19, 2004
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New Jersey
I did a 9GB partition, and then installed Office 2003 Professional and ran all updates for both Windows and Office - those 2 combined takes up just under 6GB...

I forgot to check the actual size of JUST a clean WinXP install... I meant to, but was too quick in installing Office. I'd guestimate its 5GB.

I'm not going to run Windows for anything other than basic Office apps, and a few small apps I need for work.. I don't need to store any docs in that partition...
 

Hugh

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Feb 9, 2003
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Erie, PA
How much space?

plutnicki said:
Been reading through the threads for Boot Camp and I understand that 10 Gig is the minimum partition size. However, how much of that is taken up by Windows XP? I'm planning a MacBook purchase, my plans for the Windows XP use are my wife using Internet Explorer for work stuff, and probably will run OpenOffice until an OS X version for Intel Macs is readily available (beyond untested Alphas...). Just want see how big an HD I should get...

No real gaming, but would like to have some space left over... Will 10 Gig suffice, or should I plan 15 or 20 just to be safe?

Thx,
I suggest that you go with either 15gig to 20gig. I went with 10gig and after +all+ the updates and Office I was up to 8gig used already. Give your self breathing room and go with something bigger.

Hugh
 

Mojo67821

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Apr 20, 2006
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I agree... 20 gigs. I'm running heavy duty programs and games on both sides, and this breakup 20 windows/60 for OSX works good for me. OSX takes up more room than windows, so I wanted to give it more breathing room.

It's always good to have at least a few gigs free.
 

mileslong

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Apr 29, 2005
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Newport Beach, CA
guys after my setup it left me with only 6 gb and its already full. is there anyway to redo this partition? please tell me i dont have to completely redo boot camp and reload windows and the mac drivers again :(

when ask me for the drive size it only gave me three options and the first one was very small i tookt he middle one and the other option looked like the entire mac drive size. i didnt see anywhere you could set a specific number.

help!

thanks