Windows XP Partition Size?

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  1. SeanEE89 macrumors regular

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    I am planning on using Boot Camp to install Windows XP on my MacBook. I was just wondering what the minimum size of a partition is? I am just going to be using it for watching my netflix movies because they are not supported in Mac OS X. =( Would 10GB be enough? I currently have a 160GB HDD.
     
  2. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    10 gigs will be enough.
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    minimum size is 5GB in Boot Camp Assistant but thats only enough for Windows XP and not for apps and games. i recommend 10GB minimum and enough space left over for your swap file which is the size of your RAM.
     
  4. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    10 gigs is pretty stingy..I mean minus the operating system there's barely anything left. Bump it up by a mere 5 gigs and you have around twice the usable space for you to use and can actually have some flexibility to use the partition in the future.
     
  5. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    yeah i agree. i'd do more than 10 gb
     
  6. clevin macrumors G3

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    10G is enough, XP only needs 1.5G, for what you do, 10G is more than enough.
     
  7. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Agree.

    If the OP is only going to install Windows XP, and the software to play Netflix movies, 10GB should be more than enough.
     
  8. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    how is 32GB for flight sim X? and windows xp.
     
  9. oaftobar macrumors newbie

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    You can now watch Netflix on your Mac without BootCamp

    Netflix recently provided a plug-in that will allow Mac OS X users the ability to play their movies. When you initially attempt to play a Netflix movie from you Mac, you will be presented with a window informing you that you need a special plug-in to watch the movie. As long as you have verified that you are indeed at the Netflix site, and not some spoof site, go ahead and install it.

    This works great for me.
     
  10. mogzieee macrumors 6502a

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    10GB will be plenty.

    Windows XP Professional Install is about 3.7GB on my system using VMware.
     

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