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

    Jun 14, 2009
    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!
  2. Scylax thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2009
  3. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003
    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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