Bootcamp Help

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  1. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

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    I just set up Bootcamp on my rMBP, and I'm having a few issues...

    I allocated 90GB for my Windows partition. In OSX, it says there is a 90GB partition for Bootcamp. When I'm in Windows, it says the total space is 83.9GB. Where is the other 6.1GB?

    Also, Windows is huge! I found some advice in the Microsoft forums on disabling hibernate, disabling page filing, and superfetch. Is this good advice? Any other tips?

    Thanks!
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Basically OSX measures 1GB as 1000MB, while Windows measures 1GB as 1024MB. There is more to it than that, but they measure the space differently.

    I've got hibernation disabled and my page file set to half of my RAM on my PC. It works just fine.
     
  3. markus843 macrumors regular

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    This ^
     
  4. inhalexhale1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I did not know the 2 OS's measured space differently. That's interesting.

    Does disabling, or limiting, the page file reduce performance at all?
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    If you completely disable the page file some programs may have issues. I don't know which ones, but some won't run right if they can't use the page file, even if you have plenty of RAM. If you just reduce the size of the page file and have enough RAM, you shouldn't have any issues at all.
     

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