Bootcamp Newbie Help

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Gersh66, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Gersh66 macrumors newbie

    Gersh66

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    Hello everyone

    I recently acquired a copy of Windows 8.1 and would like to bootcamp my mac. The windows partition would be specifically for gaming. I currently have a 2011 Macbook Pro with the following specs:
    • Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    • HD: 214.26 GB free of 498.88 GB
    I don't really know much about partitioning, so I would like to know how much I need to partition or if it's even worth doing with the specs of my current computer. If I forgot anything important let me know. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    Boot Camp Assistant in your Utilities folder in OS X will guide you through it. I would give 120 GB to Windows if you are going to be gaming.
     
  3. Gersh66 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Gersh66

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    Ok. I know I should run a time capsule to my external hd before, but is there anything else I should do?
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    Having a good backup is the only pre-requisite to using Boot Camp.
     

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