Re: How much space to give windows xp.
We set up tri-boot at school with different operating systems to test things out. Our settings are always XP Pro FAT32 - 10gb, XP Pro NTFS - 10gb, Server 2003 - 15gb.
We've never had any issues. Not even after installing gobbles amount of forensic data recovery software, security software, packet sniffers, password crackers, etc. I even have a decent amount of music on each partition and it runs fine. Though I don't recommend partitions that small for ACTUAL computer use, whereas I use these partitions for school and testing projects, but I figured I'd chime in as a user with my .02.
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