Minimum disk partition for Windows installation increased to 48 GB?

by Ansh Khurana   Last Updated September 11, 2019 18:12 PM

I am currently on Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6. Boot camp assistant is not allowing me to reduce the Windows 10 partition size to a value lower than 48 GB. I only have a 256 GB SSD and 48 GB seems to be a lot. I read online and watched a few videos on Boot Camp and most of them stated that Boot Camp requires a minimum of 30 GB. (They are probably outdated?)

Microsoft's minimum system requirements indicate min disk space as 32 GB. Is there any way to override Boot Camp assistant to allow for a lower size partition? Is 48 GB the new minimum space requirement?

My only intention of using Windows is for playing games off my external hard disk.

I am also considering to install Windows 7 or 8.1 to save some space while maintaining compatibility with games. Thus, allocating 48 GB is not optimal.

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