advice please on partition

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by thewall, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. thewall macrumors member

    thewall

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    #1
    I tried to load xp on my iMAC created a 30 gig partition then had to abort as it would not load later found out xp is not supported,got hold of a win 7 disk and started to load and when it came to the create a partition there was no slider just a full mac partition of 499,the instructions said tick windows installer which i did,but this disk would not load and came up with an error 0xc00000e9,what i would like to know if it did load properly would it still create a partition of 30 gig or would it load on to the 499gig partition.

    Hope i explained it ok Thanks
     
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    Did you run the bootcamp assistant in Mac OS before trying to install windows?

    Btw, windows XP is not supported but Windows XP with service pack 2 or 3 is supported. A 30 GB partition should be okay for windows XP, but I highly recommend you up the partition up to 50 GB or greater if you want to install windows 7.
     
  3. thewall thread starter macrumors member

    thewall

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    #3
    Yes i did run bootcamp asst before trying to install xp sp3 and created a 30 gig partition.

    When i came to install win 7 there was no slider to move to create a partition,the manual said if you have tried to install windows before click on windows installer instead of create a partition.

    Has boot camp created a partition or not?

    Thanks again
     

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