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Stingd21
Aug 13, 2013, 01:55 AM
So I am in somewhat of a dilemma, right now I am running the following:
-MBP 17" i7 2.8 (anti-glare)
-120GB SSD
-8GB ram 1067 MHz DDR3
-Bootcamp with Windows 8 installed.
-Partitioning is: Bootcamp = 30GB
SSD = 89.17GB

My issue...haha
I am basically full! Bootcamp is sitting at 70.1MB left with nothing what-so-ever installed besided Windows 8. And the SSD is at 2.49GB left with a lot installed (Adobe master suite CS6, MS office 2011, utorrent, VLC, Xcode, skype, etc)

I want to install MS VISIO on Bootcamp, but obviously I do not have enough room. I am thinking maybe I should upgrade my SSD to something bigger? Any suggestions?

Thank you.



Fishrrman
Aug 13, 2013, 10:16 AM
When your drive gets filled up, you get a larger-capacity drive.

There really isn't much more to it.

Although -- if you don't use BootCamp, you might consider getting rid of it. Perhaps that would help for now, without replacing the drive....

madmacfan
Aug 13, 2013, 01:51 PM
When your drive gets filled up, you get a larger-capacity drive.

There really isn't much more to it.

Although -- if you don't use BootCamp, you might consider getting rid of it. Perhaps that would help for now, without replacing the drive....

Windows 8 through bootcamp in my experience uses a lot more disk space compared to windows 7. I'd recommend installing windows 7 or an earlier version of windows through bootcamp instead. 30gb in any case is too small for windows to function properly, 40gb should be about right. Another thing you may want to consider is running windows in parallels, that way you don't have to partition the drive and will save on disk space.