Windows partition size?

jgw1283

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Aug 6, 2007
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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?
 

MacDawg

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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.
 

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.
 

murphychris

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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.