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I'm building a PC with left over parts and I have an extra 40 gig drive I can pull from my system to finish it. Is it large enough to run XP and have enough storage for every day computing? Or do I need to buy a new drive 80 or better? I trying to finish the PC with less money to apply to the CPU.
    
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I'm building a PC with left over parts and I have an extra 40 gig drive I can pull from my system to finish it. Is it large enough to run XP and have enough storage for every day computing? Or do I need to buy a new drive 80 or better? I trying to finish the PC with less money to apply to the CPU.
Yes 40 is fine
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Thats more then enough, but if your going to be installing games, don't install alot of them nor download much, just for internet, document use will be great..
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40 is as big as I've got on my laptop and I haven't had any trouble. I don't have many games, though, and HL2 and DOOM3 take up quite a bit of storage space. I doubt that'd overfill the HDD, though, and you may want to consider compressing the drive to conserve some HDD space.
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40 is sufficient for your os and programs ... majority of programs, however you may want to get a 2nd HD for storage. It's best to have one for the OS and programs and another for important files such as storage space.
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post #6 of 6
a fresh XP install only takes up about 2.5 GB. what i did on my last install was made a 4 GB partition just for XP and used the rest of the HD for all other files.
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