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I just used bootcamp last night to install 64 bit windows 7 for video gaming use, and before I did I read a lot about everything I needed to know including how big to make the partition which seemed most people agreed 80-100gb so i did 80, but now that I'm actually enjoying the performance I'm wondering if I should have done more bc after installing crysis 2 i have like 30 gb left. Is it ok to use up say 90 95 % of the partition or will it start slowing down and affecting performance, or should I just transfer my save file and redo the installation with more space? Thanks in advance.
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how big is the drive in question?

OSX needs room to expand, so does Windows.

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If you decide your Windows partition is too small, you can non-destructively resize it with Paragon Software's CampTune. $19.95 LINK
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It's the base model so 500 gb, but since I have so many computers currently this one is pretty much a work computer, I use it for writing music and playing games so my osx partition had 300 gb before i did the bootcamp. All my movies and stuff are on other computers so I doubt it will expand a whole lot, it's been at 300gb for awhile.

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