Does anyone know what the rough usage of hard drive space taken up by a fairly bare-bones Windows XP install is?
I have an old laptop that I'm going to set up to dual-boot XP and a Linux distro. There's only 80gb on the harddrive, and I'm working out how to dish up the partitions. Linux will be the primary OS and will get the lion's share. For XP, I just want enough space to install the OS, maybe Word and Powerpoint from the Office suite, and a bit of space for files so my girlfriend can still use it when necessary.
When I used XP myself in VirtualBox, I seemed to quickly fill up 20gb with just installing XP Service Pack 2 and Office. I didn't expect that much to be used (and had to resize my VirtualBox harddrive as a result....), but does 20gb seem about normal and a reasonable amount for the XP partition? Maybe 25gb?