How much space for windows?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by SpaceJello, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. SpaceJello macrumors 6502

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    Never thought I would come to this day after running away from Windowsland. There is a few programs that unfortunutely don't have a mac counterpart, i am curious how much space i should alot for bootcamp/parallels? I am only running very small apps, no where near a gig on windows. If I am not using windows much, would it be better to use parallels?
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    About 5-6GB for bootcamp....parallels has an option to expand the more you use it...
     
  3. timswim78 macrumors 6502a

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    If you are doing small stuff, I'd suggest running Parallels. Just think about it, do you want to wait for your computer to shut down and reboot every time that you want to run a piece of Windows software?


    If you go with Boot Camp, I wouldn't suggest less than 10GB for Windows XP, preferably 15GB.
     
  4. SpaceJello thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hey awesome, never knew parallels can expand if wanted.
    Thanks!
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    At least 10 GB (15 would be better if you can spare the space).
     
  6. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Depends what your doing I have 60 gb for it....too bad it won't boot....:( But if your just doing a couple apps 10gb should be fine. But 15 gb would be better
     

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