I never meant to imply that 60 GB was for Linux, if I used VectorLinux, i would prefer more than 20 to hold any data and give room. It's my preference. It's not 20 years ago, I'm not using some old Linux, I am trying to use one capable of running most of my applications, while falling back to windows for games and apps which won't currently work. And with only 60 GB free out of 250, that would limit the room left for Windows. that is, if I wanted to risk splitting it and pray the boot loader for dual booting doesn't fail somehow--tried that once in another win7 box and it told me error loading operating system. Even Fdisk /MBR wouldn't fix it. Lost a ton of stuff in that instance alone! In that attempt, GRUB claimed to install successfully to the master boot record. Rebooting it said error loading operating system. Assuming that the windows partition was likely still intact, I tried installing a second time using the same partition layout, using LiLo the next time. It rebooted but died after 'LI' and never finished loading.