Latest Generation iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by radesousa, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. radesousa macrumors member

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    Does anyone know if the latest generation iMacs still have the 32GB limit for Windows partition? TIA
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    They shouldn't have. Many people use BC partitions much bigger than 32GB. I had a Windows partition, created via Boot Camp Assistant, with the size of 50GB. But I used a 2007 iMac for that.

    Btw, your thread title is really un-descriptive.

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  3. byron_hinson macrumors 6502

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    They haven't for the past 2-3 years from what I remember of setting my old and brand new one up
     
  4. GyroFX macrumors 6502

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    i set mine for 100gigs. I did it through disk utilities. Reformat the partition to FAT and reformat it with your windows install disc to NTFS and you're good to go.
     
  5. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    I thought 32GB was just the recommended size? I thought they said you can do anything you like so long as you leave enough for your Mac partition..
     
  6. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

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    You're correct. If you are more than 32 GB for Windows partition, you just have to format it NTFS instead of FAT32. That's it.

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/boot_camp_install-setup.pdf
    Page 13 has all the info.
     
  7. drambuie macrumors 6502a

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    If you're installing Win 7, or Vista, NTFS has to be used, period. Neither of those OSs will install on a FAT32 partition. Win XP can be installed on a FAT32 partition.
     
  8. rkahl macrumors 65816

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    Just get parallels, much easier and worth the money... Especially in coherence view.
     
  9. js81 macrumors 65816

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    Not if you need the full power of your hardware, i.e. for gaming. Though its still nice as an additional tool.
     

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