new imac owner(soon), any tips/advises ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bo-waleed, May 30, 2011.

  1. bo-waleed macrumors 6502

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    i may get the 27'' with i5 3.1 or maybe the i7.
    i already have mbp so it is not my first mac.

    first,i want to install windows 7 on bootcamp to play some games (and some future games),how much size you suggest should i portion for windows ?

    second,i have some vidoes,sounds and apps which i want to transfer to my imac.

    do you think it is better to install windows when i first get my imac before i do something else ? and then transfer apps and videos ?



    and finally : can i print documents by connecting wirelessly to another pc (windows 7) which is connected to a printer ?
     
  2. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    The space you use is down to what you're going to be putting on the Windows partition. If you're going to be putting lots of videos and programs/games onto it then you're going to need more space than if you were just using it for web browsing or word processing. If you've got a lot of big games or tonnes of videos 100 Gb + would be my recommendation for your Windows partition.

    Secondly, it won't matter what order you do what you mentioned, as Windows will be installed on a seperate space on the hard drive which won't affect the files you load on to your OSX partition.

    As for you third question, I'm afraid I have no idea. Why not buy a wireless printer that works with both?!
     
  3. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i will just game on windows, i think i will go with 100 GB


    i asked this because it says it is better to backup my data before installing win 7(same as ClamXav)
     
  4. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    That's cool man, I think in most cases you'll find that they say this to cover their arses in the event that something goes wrong with the install. I had no problems when I did mine, and I think you'll find people that have problems are in the minority, however, if you want to be on the safe side then I'd maybe recommend backing up.
     

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