Installing XP on Parallels


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 1, 2008
I installed XP via bootcamp, then heard about Parallels and now I'm running XP virtually. The thing is, I didn't even create enough space to run anything. I need to install a program for school through XP, and I realized I never bothered changing the partition size. So right now I only have 5 GB running on XP. Dumb mistake on my part, but I want to delete the existing partition that's running on bootcamp and reinstall using Parallels. My question is: How do I know I have enough space this time? Where as in bootcamp, you select the partition size as you begin. Any help is much appreciated.


macrumors 603
Jan 31, 2005
Omaha, NE, USA
It parallels you can set up a virtual machine that will get bigger as needed, it's one of the options when you start the process.