New to Bootcamp. I would love some advice..

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Edwardz, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Edwardz macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2007

    I used to only run windows when I was earlier in my teens. Windows was my pain gaming console. I very much miss the computer game part of it, but, I am not missing the windows part of it at all. However, I would like to put a version of windows onto my MacBook Pro. Here are a few questions I would love to be answered:

    1) What version of Windows should I get? I hear such hideous things about Vista, but it does look kind of nice. Should I stay safe and just put XP Pro or should I upgrade to Vista?
    2) How should I partition (if that is the correct word) my hard-drive to get the minimalist GB of windows on my main hard-drive? I don't really want to have windows on my main hard-drive, but I know I need some space on it, correct? I have an external HD of 320 GB, so space is not an issue.

    Thanks [:
  2. SVT Amateur macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2006
    Tyler, Texas
    Most people will say XP is better, and it uses less resources (i.e. memory).

    You can run XP or Vista on your external drive, and I would say you would want at least 10-15 GB for XP or Vista.
  3. Neil321 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    SVT Amateur if you have successfully installed xp on a external drive & can boot from it could you post a how to,these members would probably like to know also
  4. nikopolidis macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2007
    Use XP and enjoy it! Don't be tempted by the new and doubtful Vista! :)

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