Parallels and Partition

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by taztaz, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. taztaz macrumors newbie

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    Hello all,

    I was trying to install Windows Xp using Parallels on my MacBook Pro 2.16Ghz, 2G Ram. Could someone tell me if I should partition my Harddrive during install or should I NOT partition?

    Thank You for your help.

    Taz
     
  2. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

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    Parallels does NOT require you to partition your drive. However, Boot Camp does. Parallels uses its own file where it stores all your Windows XP files/system. During setup, it will create this for you automatically.
     
  3. taztaz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your help.. I will try that out soon and again thank you.

    TAZ
     
  4. taztaz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, but I have another question.

    When Parallels partitions the harddrive, it promts for me to select between NTFS / NTFS quick or FAT quick / FAT, So which one should i choose ?

    Or whatever is being highlighted should be the one being used ?

    Thanks
    Taz
     
  5. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

    Steve1496

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    Are you at the screen where it looks something like this? If so, thats Windows XP Setup. It really doesn't matter which Filesystem you use, since the .hdd files Parallels chooses can't be explored within Mac OS X.

    Personally, I'd just go with FAT quick format.
     

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