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Old 07-20-2005, 10:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I just hosed my registry and so am doing a clean install. I'm going to make a seperate OS partition this time . I would just make it 5gb to be safe, but I want to conserve my valuable speedy raptor storage because I know I will eventually end up filling this drive. What is a reasonble size for a Windows partition? I don't want to come within a hair of the minimum, I just dont want to waste a whole gig or something. I'm thinking 3 or 4 gb? Thanks!
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Do you want to install anything else like apps or games on that same partition?
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No I dont really want anything else on this partition. Im just going to use the rest of my raptor for games/apps and eventually I'll pick up a storage drive when I get the cash.
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Go with about 6 or 7GB. Windows doesnt take that much. But, when you start installing drivers and driver apps, sometimes you cant choose a different partition to install them. Plus, if you completely fill a partition, defragging later will be difficult. Also, giving yourself a little extra room will leave space for service packs and hotfixes.
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Go with about 6 or 7GB. Windows doesnt take that much. But, when you start installing drivers and driver apps, sometimes you cant choose a different partition to install them. Plus, if you completely fill a partition, defragging later will be difficult. Also, giving yourself a little extra room will leave space for service packs and hotfixes.
Yeah, I was about to say the same thing. Anything between 5 and 8. Higher is better. It also depends on your pagefile's size and/or location.
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Aright, I'll go with 6. Thanks guys.
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If it's just for OS files not large XP isn't even a gig.
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