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Minimum size of primary partition

by swazeyr / March 11, 2004 9:18 AM PST

WinXp home 512 MB Ram 2.4 GBP4 160GB Seagate HD
What is the minimum primary partition size for operating "normally". I know 4Gb is too small for me now.

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Re:Minimum size of primary partition
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2004 9:25 AM PST

The problem is one of definition. If you were to use XP's System Restore, you need to define how much space to let it have based not only on the OS installed on the bootdrive, but add-ons that may be installed there.

Load up XP with IIS, Visual Studio, and more busts past the 10GB point in no time.

Your question can't be answered with what's in your post.


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My 2 cents-With the way
by tcantrelln / March 12, 2004 3:42 AM PST

Photo editing is ramping up, and movie making-etc, I am beginning to think I should have made my C drive 35 or so instead of 25-over 1/2 full already and I keep all photo's-music-videos on other partitions after processing---

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Re:Re:Minimum size of primary partition
by swazeyr / March 12, 2004 4:49 AM PST

WinXp home 512 MB Ram 2.4 GBP4 160GB Seagate HD 80GB WD HD 40 GB maxtor HD
This is a stand alone box with no network connection outside of the modem to get me to the WWW. I suppose I may network it with a P300 or some other machine if I get such an inclination.
I don't program (not since the card reader ate my last batch of punch cards), soooo Visual Studio isn't in my works yet.
I install programs on other drives and partitions if possible.
I store data on other drives and partitions.
I edit photos and videos.
Some gaming is done on the machine.
When I set up the 160 GB HD, it never occured to me that 5GB would get eaten up by my OS so fast.
I am trying to figure a reasonable siz to go for.
Thanks fo ryour attention,
Roy Swazey

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Re:Re:Re:Minimum size of primary partition
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 12, 2004 5:03 AM PST

About 20GB for the base "Windows" partition should do for this year.


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