Installing all your applications on the mac partition

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MinorDisaster, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. MinorDisaster macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2009
    Just got a new MBP, after my old one died...

    Now, I plan on getting Win7. However I don't want to give too much space to it. Can I just install all the games and stuff and copy them to the mac partition and read them using macdrive or the HFS+ read drivers?

    Or can I even put it into an external HD and run it from there? I imagine it would be slow though...

    Please give your input =(
  2. tofagerl macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2006
    Think about it, if you're using the space on the win partition or the mac partition makes no difference in the total space used. Just make the partition bigger, or get a bigger drive.
  3. MinorDisaster thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2009
    Okay...I hope you'll understand this. I see my entire "windows partition" as "used" space. And when I make a partition a certain size in windows, if I don't use every bit of that space, it's wasted as I can't use it for my mac partition either.

    If I install them on my mac partition, when I delete something I immediately get my free space back.

    Unless there's a sure way to resize my windows partition on the fly...:mad:
  4. cutcopypaste macrumors regular

    Nov 28, 2008
    snow leopard can at least see the windows side of things reportedly.. so you should be able to at least store some stuff on the windows side. i have not much practical experience with bootcamping, though.. trying to ge ti ti started right now myself.

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