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Old 02-03-2009, 04:31 PM   #1
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im formatting my new drive wd sent me yesterday to replace my dieing drive
so how big of a partition does vista need? 20g? or less?
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With updates and all that, I'd make it no smaller than 25GB just to give it play room.
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:34 PM   #3
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good point with service pack 2 on the way
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I wouldn't go any smaller than 30GB but that's just me.
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I don't do a partition on mine. My Vista drive is 300GB.

Then I have a separate drive for all my media.
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i can always expand the partition if i need the space
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Any release date for SP2 yet?
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lol sp2 aka windows 7 comes out next year
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uhh i read some where in a few months
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usually 40GB would be more then enough for just an everyday use computer. But if you are planning to load it up with a lot of programs/games...you may want to give yourself some space.
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Games and other programs could always be put on another partition though. But you do raise a good point.
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