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Old Dec 13, 2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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keeping it simple - steps to adding windows to a mac

I'm reading many threads on specific tasks and technical Q&A, but I'd like some basic questions answered please by those that have done this.

I have about 125 GB free on my rMBP. I intend to install Windows 8 Enterprise on my SSD.

1) how much space should I use to partition? My initial research says I can get away with about 50GB. Full install, Office 2013, Photoshop, swap file space, ~5GB for dropbox and perhaps 12GB for 1 (large) game.

2) can I change the size of the partition easily later?

3) I want to use VMFusion. In what order do I do this?? (install VMFusion first? install win 8 under bootcamp first? set partition first? etc).

thanks.
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Running via VMware is totally different from Boot Camp, you need to make that decision first.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:26 PM   #3
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Running via VMware is totally different from Boot Camp, you need to make that decision first.
I do want vmware for the flexability. I have 16GB RAM, so hardware isnt an issue.
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I do want vmware for the flexability. I have 16GB RAM, so hardware isnt an issue.
But do you want to use windows in mac OSX or windows in bootcamp? (or both?)
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But do you want to use windows in mac OSX or windows in bootcamp? (or both?)
That's my question. Not sure where to start.... I have 256GB SSD with Mountain Lion. 125GB free... what's the next step?
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That's my question. Not sure where to start.... I have 256GB SSD with Mountain Lion. 125GB free... what's the next step?
The next step is making that decision:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1230472
https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0
http://chris.pirillo.com/boot-camp-v...-or-parallels/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR0eb4JJR_A
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=493389

Basically:
power (even on a rMBP) = BC
ease = virtualization
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