I'm trying to install XP on parallels...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by AJ Muni, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

    AJ Muni

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    I'm in the screen where it says where I want to install XP on. It says 7999mb free space, and then the next screen says NTFS or FAT. Which one should I choose? IM only going to be using it for gaming... I just dont want to do anything to hurt my HD on my mac..
     
  2. Copland macrumors regular

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    I would personally choose NTFS, which is more modern than Fat32. But, I don't know which works better for parallels. I would guess it's the same as what works on a regular WinBox, though.:)

    That said, whatever you choose probably won't mess up your hard drive.
     
  3. Peace macrumors P6

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    If you're using Parallels strictly for gaming you will be sorely dissapointed since Parallels does not support 3D graphics acceleration.
     
  4. AJ Muni thread starter macrumors 65816

    AJ Muni

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    Does that include Age of empires 2/3 ???
     
  5. MGLXP macrumors regular

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    Yes, especially Age of Empires 3 which is actually quite graphically intense using bloom effects and other interesting effects.
     
  6. charlestrippy macrumors 6502

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    just use bootcamp (and sell me your parallel's key for a good deal :D ) haha
     
  7. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    You don't have enough piosts :)
     

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