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How big of a partition do I need?

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Last response: in Storage
November 30, 2013 5:40:10 AM

I'm building a PC for a friend, He's gonna have a 1tb hard drive with windows 7 64 bit ultimate. How many GB do I need to partition on his drive?

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a b $ Windows 7
a b G Storage
November 30, 2013 5:48:59 AM

My win partition (win7 64bit ult) is current 55.7GB used
I try and make sure nothing except Antivirus in on my OS drive (its 120GB SSD.. so 111GB usable)..
but I don't go totally anal about it..
I don't have a hibernate file..
Most of my iTunes and word/excel docs are not on my OS drive..
So if you go anal.. could go 40GB
Go like me.. 70GB
Be more lax... 150GB
Does not know how to stop apps installing on C drive...don't partition.

Up to you,
a b G Storage
November 30, 2013 7:32:32 AM

make it just a touch smaller than the SSD that might eventually go in its place. so, up to 120G is fine since that gives him the option of a 128G SSD later on. or go a bit bigger and partition it for 230G to give a 240/256G SSD option down the road.

personally i have 128G set up, and Win7 takes up about 50G with all the apps and drivers and whatnot i have installed, though that includes about 3G worth of docs that i have to relocate to a separate drive
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November 30, 2013 7:52:01 AM

If he does get an ssd it'll probably be a 120gb 840evo. So should i partition around say 100-110gb?
a b G Storage
November 30, 2013 8:06:05 AM

that would be the safe and future-proof bet, yup.