Windows partition size?

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  1. jgw1283 macrumors regular

    jgw1283

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    I'm getting a new MBP with 750gb hd and looking to run Windows. I have VM Ware but am planning on using Bootcamp. How many gigs should I partiton for windows?

    I'm planning on running XP/7 or 8 when it comes out as well as some gaming. Is 100-150gb enough?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Largely depends on what you intend to install
    You will need to account for the size of the games and other software + Windows OS

    Nobody can really determine that for you without knowing which games and how many, etc.
     
  3. jgw1283 thread starter macrumors regular

    jgw1283

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    games like Star Wars Old Republic and some random games off Steam. Nothing major I just don't want to not give myself enough space if decide to get into gaming. I wont be running itunes or anything other that games and windows.
     
  4. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    I would go with 200 GB for games. Nowadays, games take 10 - 20 GB each.
     
  5. murphychris macrumors 6502a

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    Just make sure you do not ever use Windows utilities to resize the Windows volume, or you will almost certainly encounter data loss. You will have to use a 3rd party utility like iPartition or CampTune to do resizing, there are no Apple supplied utilities that can do this.
     

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