Parallels 7 Windows XP SP3 size

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by SteneDave, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. SteneDave macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2010
    Does anybody have an idea how much space would Win XP SP3 take inside Parallels 7 ? I have an Air with 128GB so Win 7 is not an option. Is Windows updateable via Windows Update afterwards ?
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    I'd safely say (including post-install drivers and updates) that it would be around 6-7GB. And yes, Windows Update works within Parallels. Note that the size that you specify in Parallels is a Maximum size. It will only actually be the size that it requires, and won't immediately take the full amount that you specify.

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