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Old 08-10-2005, 02:30 PM   #1
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40 Gb hard drive--How much space for XP?


I'm going to reformat my 40 gig drive on my laptop. I want to keep XP on a small parition just in case of emergency, even though I haven't used it in a month or so, but I don't want to make it too small. The rest will go for Debian. When I install XP, I'll put all the updates, java, flash, firefox/thunderbird, AVG, spybot, adaware and that's about it. Any suggestions on how big or small I should make the XP partition?
 
Old 08-10-2005, 02:32 PM   #2
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0Gb.

Nah, just kidding. Umm, I'd give it at least a good 5 GB if only for the programs and so forth... 10 if you have tons of space.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 02:47 PM   #3
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I was thinking around 7 Gb for Windows, but if 5 Gb will be enough for the basics & a little left over. then I may go with that. I'll eventually get a bigger drive, but I'm in no real hurry to do so. It helps that I found that driver for Windows that lets me read/write ext2 partitions, so I don't have to have a shared partition to transfer files between XP & Linux. Thanks for the input.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 02:53 PM   #4
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What kind of software do you want installed under Win? I mean, if it'll just be a basic XP install, it's only about a gig... add in some tools and so forth, the install probably comes in around 4 gig, even with office.
 
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I like to have all the security updates (SP2 and so on). 1 antivirus, 2 antispyware programs, java, flash, firefox & thunderbird. That way, if for some reason I have to switch back to XP for any length of time, my laptop will be pretty well protected.
 
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5G should be enough, give it 6 maybe to be on the safe side.
 
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Thank you.
 
  


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