What are your dual-boot partition sizes?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gjwilly, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    For a dual-boot of Windows and OSX what partition sizes are you all using?
    And anyone know the minimum sizes for each?
    How about the minimums for Lion vs Mavericks?

    And yeah, crazy, I know but is anyone running Windows without OSX?
    Did you use bootcamp and then remove the OSX partition after Windows was up and running or did you install Windows directly without using Bootcamp?
     
  2. teotuf macrumors member

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    I split them half and half.

    Using Paragon NTFS for OSX and MacDrive for windows, I have access to both partitions in either OS for read/write. It just behaves like a computer with 2 partitions in either OS.
     
  3. MathBunny123 macrumors regular

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    I have 40GB for Windows 7 and the rest for my Mac (~200GB)
     
  4. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    100 GB for Windows
    400 GB for OS X
    Did everything via Boot Camp.
     
  5. ElderBrE macrumors regular

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    100 windows
    400 Mac OS X

    Formatted first the partition and then installed via BIOS with a USB.
     
  6. actuallyinaus macrumors regular

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  7. Benk3350 macrumors member

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    Mine is still being shipped.

    But I plan on having 200 for windows and the rest (800) for osx.

    I'll be interested to compare the boot times for both OS's especially with the flash storage.
     
  8. zainiak macrumors regular

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    rMBP late 2012, 35 for windows 8, and 200ish (the rest) for osx. All my games (~100GB) are on an external disk
     
  9. Lolito macrumors 6502

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    40Gb for Bootcamp / 80Gb for OSX

    But it will depend on your needs. I use osx 99% of the time. Windows just in case or for those special apps not avaialble in osx.
     

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