Bootcamp/Windows 7 question

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by fjs08, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. fjs08 macrumors 65816

    Jun 25, 2003
    Want to add Win 7 to my MBP with OSX Mavricks (v 10.9.2) via bootcamp (V 5.11). (bought MBP spring 2013)
    I have a 250 GB HD. I have about 205 GB free.
    1) how much space do I allow for win 7 and some software like Office Pro and a few games.
    2) read that I need an external USB drive formatted as MS-DOS (FAT) for support software that lets Windows work with my Mac hardware.
    I have a 2 GB USB thumb drive lying around. Is that large enough??
    3) can I use my Mac keyboard and wireless Apple mouse, or will I need a PC style mouse and keyboard??
    Thanks for the help.
  2. DmbShn41 macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2009
    1) 20GB is the bare minimum that Bootcamp will allow, but how much you really need depends on you. Office and some games can be vague. Try 60GB.
    2)You'll need an 8GB minimum flash disk. Once setting up BootCamp, it will reformat the drive. Make sure the drive is blank, save what ever you need from it. Bootcamp will erase it.
    3)When setting up Bootcamp, it will setup drivers to make all your hardware work with Windows, including the keyboard and mouse/trackpad.

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