Install Vista on MBA then move it to MBP in a few months?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Scylax, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Scylax macrumors regular

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    I have a MBA, and have decided that I want to have Windows on it as well, since although I hate Windows and love OSX I use quite a lot of Windows only s/w, and I only want to carry one computer.

    Couple of questions though:

    How big a partition does Windows really need (I have 128GB SSD, about 80GB free right now)?

    If I get a new MBP a few months down the line, how easy is it to move the copy of Windows to that? And do they honestly expect me to pay £250 a time to install Windows on two laptops if I decide to keep the old one, even though they are both for me and would never be used at the same time?

    This is an honest question, I don't want to cheat anyone, but I'm not exactly made of money, and the price of the Windows os scares me!
     
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  3. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    How big the partition should be is really up to you; what are you going to be running? What version of Windows are you installing? 80GB is how much I use (running Windows 7) and after the OS, a bunch of random apps, and at least 3-4 large games are installed I still have some free space.

    But you can't copy/past a Windows installation from one computer to another. You have to clean install on the MBP. But I am almost sure you can leave your MBA installation in tact and run Windows on both computers, probably even at the same time too.
     

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