My HDD

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  1. MrCooper
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    MrCooper GBAtemp Regular

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    Which OS(i will run more than one) should i run?

    How should i size my partitions?
     
  2. Elritha

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    What are your computer specs? It'll help determine what's the best OS for you. Ram, cpu etc.

    If running Windows I'd partition a small partition for Windows itself. Then use the remainder for storage, games and so on. If you have to format your Windows partition your other partition will be fine.
     
  3. Originality

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    Windows 7 can take 20GB for the 32bit version and 40GB for the 64bit version. Vista is usually around 20GB. XP tends to be 10GB or lower. 2000 tends to be around 6-8GB. Linux has various sizes, but I don't use them so I can't be specific. Same for MacOS.

    Run whichever OS suits the system. All will fit without problems, but there's no point trying to put Vista on a Pentium II system.

    Personally I would keep the entire drive for windows and add a terabyte for storage (as I've done for an old 40GB drive in an older computer - it's got 120GB and three 500GB drives in it as well.
     
  4. Thoob

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    But you could try Windows 7 on a Pentium II... [​IMG]
     
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    Originality Chibi-neko

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    That's why I didn't use Windows 7 as my example xD
     
  6. Elritha

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    Haha. I recall reading something similar to that. The article I read claimed it took 18 hours to install and 17 minutes for a first reboot. Ouch!
     
  7. MrCooper
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    MrCooper GBAtemp Regular

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    Specs are for the Dimension 2400
    Intel Celleron 2.4GHz
    1GB SDDDR RAM
    Integrated VGA Graphics
    SB! Live HD Sound Card
    40GB HDD

    Currently Running OS: Ubuntu 10.04 (just temporarily until i decide, and it is installed, no live-cd)
     
  8. Elritha

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    I'd stick to Ubuntu or if you want some version of Windows, XP. The hardware is pretty old for anything much newer. You could possibly try Windows 7 if drivers were available for everything.
     
  9. Coto

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    Go for windows 2000 if you want speed, but also windows XP if you want speed+compatability.

    But definitely i won´t recommend windows 7 as you don´t have at least P4+Hyper threading and 2GB of ram. However you could try windows 7 + 512MB USB stick with ReadyBoost, a good combo.
     
  10. Cermage

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    20gb for the 64bit ver of win 7 as well. running ultimate x64 on a 40gb hdd.
     
  11. GundamXXX

    GundamXXX Ergo Ego

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    Like most said, it totally depending on what your using it for and what the other specs are

    I suggest XP Vista or 7 but the again Ubuntu isnt bad either