Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 27, 2012, 06:41 PM   #1
Gunson91
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Retina MBP Windows 7 problems (Boot Camp)

Hi there.

I've had my Retina MBP for a few weeks now, and I'm very pleased with it. Today I decided to install Windows 7 on it, using Boot Camp because i wanna play games like SWTOR. I read a lot of places that Windows 7 takes around 22Gb space so i decided to go with 50Gb on Windows in Boot Camp Assistant.
The installation went fine - nice and quick. But I got a few problems.
First of all I can't get the trackpad to work like in OS X and I also got a message about the USB driver not being installed as it should.
I did follow several guides before installing Windows, so I got all the drivers on my USB drive.
These are all problems that I can live with, since I'm only gonna use Windows for gaming and therefore use a mouse instead of the trackpad.
But my biggest problem is that after I installed windows and opened "my computer" I saw that there was only 10Gb space left!? I mean, all the drivers and stuff takes some space too, but it shouldn't take 40 Gb?? 10Gb just ain't enough for SWTOR which needs around 25 Gb.

So my question is... Does Windows 7 really take around 40Gb space OR have I done something wrong? And more important, what can I do to fix this problem?
Do I have to do it all over again?

I hope somebody can help me.

- Martin
__________________
MacBook Pro Retina 15" : Core i7 2.6 GHz, GeForce GT 650m, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD
iPhone 4, 32 GB
Gunson91 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2012, 10:29 PM   #2
Lyrrad
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
You could try looking to see if there's space reserved for a pagefile and a sleep image. If there is, then I think by default they'll each reserve the amount of RAM on the card drive. If you have a 13" that's 2X8GB, and with a 15" either 2X8 or 2X16GB.

I think others will soon reply with more details on your issue.

An alternative would be to install programs to an external drive or to allocate more room to Boot Camp.

There are separate threads for solutions to other issues like installing the entire OS to an external drive, an a third-party Trackpad driver that might help.
Lyrrad is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2012, 12:05 PM   #3
Gunson91
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lyrrad View Post
You could try looking to see if there's space reserved for a pagefile and a sleep image.
How do I do that? I'm not a very technical guy
__________________
MacBook Pro Retina 15" : Core i7 2.6 GHz, GeForce GT 650m, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD
iPhone 4, 32 GB
Gunson91 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2012, 03:15 PM   #4
Stooby Mcdoobie
macrumors 6502a
 
Stooby Mcdoobie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Dallas, TX
Check to see how much virtual memory is allocated to Windows; I think the default is set to match the amount of physical memory you have. If you have 4-8GB (or more) RAM, you should be able reduce the virtual memory without a dip in performance.

*click the images to make them larger*

Control Panel -> System and Security -> System -> Advanced system settings
Thumb resize.

Go to the 'Advanced' tab.
Thumb resize.

Click 'Change…'
Thumb resize.

Uncheck the box at the top, click the 'Custom size' radio button, enter your min and max values, set, then click ok.
Thumb resize.

I recommend not going lower than 1GB; any higher than 2GB is a bit excessive.

Also, keep in mind that Windows uses base-2/gibibytes (1024MB = 1GB) instead of base-10/gigabytes (1000MB = 1GB), so your 50GB partition - in the Windows world - is actually closer to 46.

Last edited by Stooby Mcdoobie; Dec 28, 2012 at 03:21 PM.
Stooby Mcdoobie is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2012, 04:14 PM   #5
Gunson91
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Thumbs up

Thanks man!
It gave me like 11GB extra on my Windows partition! And it's still giving me a score of 50 FPS in cinebench!
I feel a little stupid that I didn't give more space to Windows when I installed it, so I think I'm gonna reinstall it anyway and give it around 80GB this time.
But thanks for the help!
__________________
MacBook Pro Retina 15" : Core i7 2.6 GHz, GeForce GT 650m, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD
iPhone 4, 32 GB
Gunson91 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows 7 64-bit via Boot Camp and Retina MacBook Pro (PCIe SSD) Kilamite Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac 2 Apr 17, 2014 08:55 AM
Boot Camp Retina MBP GT 650M ISSUE JNL Productions Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac 0 Feb 6, 2013 10:03 PM
Retina MBP, Boot Camp Drivers? Apple2000 MacBook Pro 33 Aug 12, 2012 07:39 PM
(MBP Retina) Boot Camp Trackpad Problem Retirer MacBook Pro 2 Jul 13, 2012 09:26 AM
MacBook Pro Retina + Boot Camp + Windows 7 yangw85 MacBook Pro 32 Jun 28, 2012 04:43 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:34 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC