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#1 XxtraLarGe

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:35 PM

I'm going to begrudgingly install Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro.  I have 200 GB of space on a 750 GB HD left. How much of that should I use for the Windows 7 partition? It will be used mostly for windows-only type stuff like MS Access or Visual Studio .NET, though I might play a few old-school games via Steam. I don't want to be stingy, but I also don't want to waste space either.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 03:12 AM

I'd go for at least 50GB with no details on the games involved but with the OS + VS + Office and additions you should have about 30-35GB for games which is good if you decide to play a new game as those tend to eat up a lot of disk space.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 07:47 AM

Thanks!

View PostHansi, on 19 August 2011 - 03:12 AM, said:

I'd go for at least 50GB with no details on the games involved but with the OS + VS + Office and additions you should have about 30-35GB for games which is good if you decide to play a new game as those tend to eat up a lot of disk space.


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Posted 19 August 2011 - 09:31 AM

You can always add more space if needed, (I think) through Bootcamp Assistant. 50GB should be enough for you, especially if you are not installing more than just a few newish games. I had Win 7 on the iMac (below in my sig). I found it surprisingly good,  and as said the amount of space should definitely be enough. You may  want to try to disconnect the Win partition whenever you are in OSX,  otherwise it will be noticeably slower; with Spotlight constantly trying to index it and other useless functions occurring frequently. I found applications took at least twice as long to launch and be ready to use, while other general functions would sometimes hang and be less responsive.

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 02:11 PM

I just leave these here for maintanence help:
When you suddenly ran out of disk space on your Bootcamp partition, you can clean out deleting the crashdumps from both %LOCALAPPDATA% and the Temp directories. It freed 50GB from my 100GB Partition. Now I have way to much space ;)
Under Bootcamp try https://windirstat.info/ to find those space wasters!
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