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Windows xp home partition

Hello, can some one tell me how big should a paratition be for windows xp home on a 40gb hdd its small as i only use comp for msn. thanks.

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If all you want is a small partition, ten GB should dlo it just for windows and surfing. Not downloading.

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5gb is enough,but if you want ,just make your h/disk two partition,so that you can have enough space for your other application,so that you are going to install.

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