partition for win 64 bit?

By Row1
Sep 8, 2005
  1. Hello- i am building a new comp with amd3800 and asus a8n sli that will accomodate win 64 bit when it comes out.

    i have a 300 gb sata seagate barracuda.

    can i get suggestions for how big / how small to make first partition for windows xp pro, and in the future win pro 64 bit? thanks.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,153   +598

    see my coments at

    64bit processor/software will not have a major impact on the HD, other than
    a partition and pagefile being too small (which impacts all systems).

    Split the HD into two or three pieces and you'll do fine.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    with a 300 gig, you can safely make 10 gigs for each OS. You can actually get by on much smaller, but 10 is a pretty safe zone, and you wont' lose much doing it that way with a 300 gig.
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