RMBP bootcamp partition size

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by miles400, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. miles400 macrumors member

    miles400

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    Hi when my base model macbook pro retina with 16GB of ram arrives I am planning on installing windows 7 through bootcamp to install and play microsoft flight 2012 on, however due to the small 256GB SSD inside I am hesitant on how large to make the partition what size do you think I should make it?
     
  2. Rocky244 macrumors regular

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    Win7 takes up approx 20 gbs. Also MSFS X is around 8 to 10 if I remember correctly? Factor in a little extra space, plus maybe room for a game or two more, and you're at 50 gb.

    Also, you can always expand or shrink your partition if necessary, so don't think too hard about it. I mean, it's not something you want to do regularly, but don't beat yourself up trying to come up with a number, when it can be changed.

    Hope that helps!
     
  3. ducatiti macrumors 6502a

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    Pardon my ignorance but how do you shrink or expand the partition size?
     
  4. Drask macrumors regular

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    You can't.

    Well, you can, but it's not worth the trouble (believe I have done it), so if you want more/less space you basically just delete your windows parting, make it again and re-install everything.
     

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