Advise for newbie installing windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by wannegan, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. wannegan macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2013
    I have just purchased my very first mac :)
    It is the MacBook Pro retina 15 inch - 16GB of RAM and 512 GB SSD.

    I need to install Windows (probably will go with windows7). I will be installing Visual Studio 2012 and SQL Server, and Microsoft office. Which is the best set up for me with these programs? Bootcamp or Parallels or both?

    Also if going with bootcamp what size of partition would be recommended for this setup?

  2. adder7712 macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2009
    I would go for a 80GB partition if you plan to run Windows via Boot Camp.
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Make sure you're formatting the right partition during setup. :D And yeah, Boot Camp is always going to be the better choice.

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