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jwolf6589

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I use Windows 10 all day at work and do not work from home. I have a Boot Camp partition of 60GB's but I am wondering if I should delete it. Windows 10 seems to run hotter when MacBook Pro is booted into it and I rarely ever use it. 60GB's is not allot of space and I have 600GB free on my Mac. If you were in my situation what would you do? Perhaps a dumb question so I am just asking for opinions.
 

MysticCow

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Mine runs the opposite. Win 10 runs fine but the macOS makes everything wacky.

I would say resize your Win 10 partition to more than 60 GB and keep it.
 

Velin

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I use Windows 10 all day at work and do not work from home. I have a Boot Camp partition of 60GB's but I am wondering if I should delete it. Windows 10 seems to run hotter when MacBook Pro is booted into it and I rarely ever use it. 60GB's is not allot of space and I have 600GB free on my Mac. If you were in my situation what would you do? Perhaps a dumb question so I am just asking for opinions.
Parallels? Lot easier to use than Bootcamp.
 
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cthompson94

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If you still need it for work for whatever reason I would keep it, if you can do away with it then I would get rid of it. Even if it is something you may only need once a quarter, to me it would be more of a pain to constantly get redoing bootcamp than to just keep it on especially since you said the space it takes up is no problem. If it has been like a year without actually needing to use any of the windows benefits for work then yeah I would ditch it.
 

jwolf6589

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If you still need it for work for whatever reason I would keep it, if you can do away with it then I would get rid of it. Even if it is something you may only need once a quarter, to me it would be more of a pain to constantly get redoing bootcamp than to just keep it on especially since you said the space it takes up is no problem. If it has been like a year without actually needing to use any of the windows benefits for work then yeah I would ditch it.
Yeah I use Windows on the job but that’s it. I don’t work from home. I almost never use it so perhaps I should get rid of it.
 

jwolf6589

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What about VMware fusion Player as that is free for personal use? It isn’t quite as easy set up as parallels but seems to work fine once up and running.
Nah I will stick with boot camp as I almost never use Windows on my Mac.
 

carylee2002

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I have a 2014 MacMini 7,1 and deleted all my apple software and directly loaded Windows 10 for gaming and twitch, with my Sonnet External GPU box with AMD RX 570 4gb and no heat problems. In fact since it is dedicated as a windows machine it freed up my HD with unnecessary Apple programs and I get all the drivers and support I need from Windows. My machine is limited to Windows 10 and not 11 but I don't feel the need to upgrade to 11 for my needs.
 
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