Tips on installing Vista (VMware Fusion)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Mac., Jan 25, 2008.

  1. Mac. macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2008
    Hi... my copy of VMware Fusion arrived a coupe days ago. My copy of Vista should arrive tomorrow morning.

    I have a few questions i would like to ask, i would really appreciate it if you Mac experts could help me out. Cheers.

    1) What size partition should i use? I wont be using Vista for gaming. Only for small apps.

    2) I have 4 gigs of RAM. How much memory should i dedicate to Windows?

    3) If i dedicate Windows 2GB of RAM, does that mean i will only have 2GB left to use Leopard? ALL THE TIME? :confused:

    Thanks allot!

  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    I would use XP instead of Vista, as Vista is a resource hog.
    You might want to see if the app you need will run under CrossOver.

    1. 30gb will probably do fine for you.

    2. At least 1gb to windows XP, more for Vista. Depends on what you are running. It can be a small app but large database.

    3. Only when running VMWare. Why do you need something running all the time?
  3. Mac. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2008
    Thanks for the help!!

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