Bootcamp partition allocation

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by JarinS1, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. JarinS1 macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2004
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I am planning to use Windows for Office documents, and only Office documents (I'm not a big fan of Office 2004 Mac). How much of the 120GB on my MBP should I allocate to the bootcamp partition? Also, if I'm just using it for Office, is there any reason to get Vista? I've seen in other posts that it slows the Mac down. Thanks for the help.

  2. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

    May 8, 2007
    As far as I know, you're stuck at 32GB Mac, but that sounds much too large for you. My Windows partition is 10GB, 4.89GB of which is available.

    The only additions I've made atop the bare XP install have been Internet Explorer 7, iTunes, Windows Media Player 11, Quicktime, McAfee Security Center, the Windows Updates, and of course, the Bootcamp 1.3 drivers.

    That leads me to believe the core OS is around 5GB. Office 2004 on my Mac Partition is almost 500MB. I'd expect something similar on XP.

    Oh, and, don't bother paying more for Vista. XP is quick and less buggy.

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