MBP and boot camp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by boss.king, May 16, 2010.

  1. boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    I wasn't sure if this should go in hardware or software, please move if necessary.

    I am looking at getting a 15" i7 MBP and installing Win7 on it. My question is will I have to put my data on both partitions (my iTunes library, documents, movies) or can the partitions share the data?

    Also, does the 17" MBP have any real advantage over the 15" aside from the screen size?

    I'd appreciate any help you can offer me, sorry for the noob questions.
  2. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    You can and can't have the partitions share data.

    You can create a third partition to be used as sharing data.
    You can use MacDrive/MacFuse/NTFS3G to be used so Windows 7 can read and write to HFS and OS X able to write into NTFS

    Sharing a common iTunes library might be tricky especially since the links are different. OSX uses /Users/(Insert Name Here)/Music/... and Windows uses C:\Users\(Insert Name Here)\Music\... so that might cause issues for your iTunes.

    Other files should have no problems, Pictures, Documents, Movies, even Music, so long as its individual files.
  3. boss.king thread starter macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009

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