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    im gonna have to reinstall XP on the laptop of a friend of mine.....

    right now he has his HDD in one partition, this of course will change

    but i was wondering, (cause his HDD is kinda small), now big do i need to make the C partition for XP to fit on it? i dont want it to be any bigger than need be, cause he will be installing everything on the D drive, same goes for documents)

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    You might want use nLite to make a special XP cd.
    It can reduce the size a lot plus tons of other stuff.

    Chlick here

    I cant remeber whats the default size of XP install is.
    But I guess it was under 1GB, maybe even under 700MB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Afronaut
    You might want use nLite to make a special XP cd.
    It can reduce the size a lot plus tons of other stuff.

    Chlick here

    I cant remeber whats the default size of XP install is.
    But I guess it was under 1GB, maybe even under 700MB

    nah, thats to much work

    but i know XP uses more than 1 GB....... i know its over 2 GB @ least......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storm
    nah, thats to much work

    but i know XP uses more than 1 GB....... i know its over 2 GB @ least......
    Might be around/over 2GB.

    I forgot the effect of the Page File.

    That is probably allocated by percentage of the size of Hard Disk.
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    Not to be rude but aint that abit lazy??? easily found it under 10 seconds

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/h...n/sysreqs.mspx
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    How big is the HDD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by feygan
    Not to be rude but aint that abit lazy??? easily found it under 10 seconds

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/h...n/sysreqs.mspx
    Yeah, spot on.



    1.5 gigabyte (GB) of available hard disk space.*

    * Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration and the applications and features you choose to install. Additional available hard-disk space may be required if you are installing over a network.
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    4gb would be fine.
    my windows partition is only 5gb and i get along fine. still over a gig free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feygan
    Not to be rude but aint that abit lazy??? easily found it under 10 seconds

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/h...n/sysreqs.mspx
    i had allready looked at that, but have you ever seen requirements that were acurate? (microsoft is especially good at that no way a standard XP install will work on 64 MiB RAM!!!! 128 maybe, but dont try doing to much at a time)

    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    How big is the HDD?
    i think bout 15-20 GB or so.......

    i think ima go with 4-5 GB like Rossco said........

    thnx 4 da help guys!!!

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    I make my windows partition ~10GB, so I can have windows and most of my programs on that partition. I don't see the point in keeping other programs on the non-boot partition as they most likely won't work on a new install (new registry) anyway. But then, I can afford the 10GB as it's only a small amount of my overall drive space

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