Macbook External to Internal HD and Windows Install

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Rapmastac1, Aug 23, 2007.

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    Rapmastac1

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    Well I was thinking about upgrading the space in my macbook and I saw two hard drives that I wanted. One was an external hard drive that has 160gigs and it was notebook sized (Seagate Freeagent) and another was a 200gig internal notebook drive. The internal was 100 bucks more. I thought about it and decided on the freeagent. I could hook it up USB and mirror my mac's drive then take it o ut of the encloser and put it in my mac, then put my macs hd into the encloser and use it like that, it's a win win! And wut software do you guys recommend I use to mirror my drive, can I just copy my whole macbook drive over to the new drive without any programs? Will it pick up all the files in the transfer? And what drive do I transfer over? Do I just drage my whole Macintosh HD to the new hard drive?

    Now I want to install windows now that I have the space to do so. I've noticed that Vista only has upgrade versions (my friend got vista on his new computer and he is having so many problems wit it) so I'm sticking with a full install of Windows XP Home SP2 edition (full install, not an upgrade, it's 200.00), so I can still use some of my software and be able to do school projects. How much do you think I should partition, I'm thinking about 30 gigs, I'll always have the new macbook external that I mentioned so storage space is mostly outside of the computer to begin with. How well do you think windows xp will run on a base level macbook 1.83gz with the Core Duo, with 2 gigs of ram?
     
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    I go the drive apart but apparently it's in the windows ntfs standard and I only have read privaleges. How do I completely reformat the drive, it will not let me?
     

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