What size is your BC partition??

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  1. Mikebike125 macrumors 6502

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    I plan on using WinXP just for running a few games and most of them (for now) are kids games. I am curious as to what size BC partition you are all using for Windows. Is it too small or too big or what?

    What size are you using?
     
  2. Mikebike125 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. andy5000 macrumors regular

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    i use 10gb, would be bigger but need the remaining space as i am using it on my macbook pro.
    What size disk drive you got?
     
  4. aquanutz macrumors regular

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    I can't remember exactly, but around 20 gigs.
     
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  6. fr4c macrumors 65816

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    since I have a lot of Windows only apps and games, I have alotted 40GB, which is plenty enough.
     
  7. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    Mine is set at about 15GB (formatted it as NTFS for the best stability in Windows XP). Although I also have another partition (on an external hard drive) formatted as FAT32, which I use as a 'swap partition', since both Windows XP and Mac OS X can read it write to it.
     
  8. Celeron macrumors 6502a

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    32gig here. Started as FAT32 but converted to NTFS after.
     
  9. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    It all depends on the size of your HDD and what you want to do. Games take loads of space. I used roughly 25% of my HDD space for the partition. It's 53Gb and my HDD is a 250Gb (232Gb actual)
     
  10. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    41GB of 120GB (111GB actual). Need the space for Windows games. Even now I need to upgrade my hard drive because the games are taking up too much space.

    Too bad its such a pain (compared to the MB) to upgrade the HD on a MBP.

    Cheers,
     
  11. invasian macrumors regular

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    I made mine 25 gigs...figuring that windows by itself will take up 5 gigs and that I would want 5 gigs at least free for windows...so that cuts it down to about 15 gigs for files and whatnot...i currently have 16 gigs free...and it probably won't decrease by much anytime soon
     
  12. Mikebike125 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can I start off on FAT32 and then switch to NTFS at a later time without having to re-install everything??
     
  13. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    i used 2.6 gb for my BC partition as its the minimum space needed to isntall vista and i keep my games on an external NTFS partition
     
  14. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    On my iMac i have 120GB allocated from 500GB, and on my MPB i have 80GB allocated from 250GB.

    Tell me about it, i spent 5 mins upgrading my friends MacBook hard drive to 250GB and my other friends MBP took 1.5 hours.
     
  15. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Yes

    My partition is only 8 GBs
     
  16. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Funny...I just went to check mine and its 116 GB, but I got a kick out of the modified date. :)
     

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  17. pknz macrumors 68020

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    I just gave Windows 2 harddrives of its own. So 250GB for XP and another 250 for Vista. I will probably remove XP when Leopard arrives.
     
  18. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    ok

    30gig

    only for SIMS 2 + all expansions! LOL
     
  19. superwoman macrumors regular

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    My BC partition is 20GB out of 160GB. I know that I will run out of space, so I bought Macdrive, so that I can use the Mac partition as additional space. This way, my Windows OS can effectively use up to the size of the entire hard disk.
     
  20. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Make it larger than you anticipate needing because you'll have to remake the partition to increase its size. Here's mine on my MBP:

    [​IMG]
     
  21. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    I have 100 GB set aside for Windows on my Boot Camp installation. I have Vista Ultimate and Office 2007 Ultimate as well as some photo editors, some games, and so on.

    I think it's just about right.

    After-all, I used to use a PC with Windows XP and the same applications. It had a 40 GB drive, and I was always having to delete something to make room for something else.

    So, I would definitely go well above 40 if you have the space available.
     
  22. safetyobc macrumors 6502

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    What is the minimum partition size I can use to run Windows XP Professional, and have it run well? I have a MBP 2.2 w/ 160 GB drive. I only have about 50 GB remaining and don't want to use up a lot of space for Windows. I only have 1 or 2 small programs I even need windows for. No games or anything

    Thanks for any info
     
  23. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    9GB for Win XP Pro - only use for Real Flight G3.5
     
  24. paola105 macrumors 6502

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    15 gigs. I just use windows to run the sims 2 and its expansion packs.
     
  25. caodapengtj macrumors member

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    Funny enough, i have all my stuff and apps under window vista.
    I gave vista 150G and Mac OS 40G on my MBP.:D
     

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