Urgent question regarding Bootcamp & Fusion

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by coolbreeze, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. coolbreeze macrumors 68000

    Jan 20, 2003
    Hi all,

    Well I bought WinXP Professional today. Ready to install.

    I will be using Fusion and/or Bootcamp. I wouldn't mind being able to boot 100% into Windows, but also want the transparent/convenient nature of Fusion. My question is this:

    Is it better to:
    1. Install Windows under Bootcamp
    2. Install Fusion and access Bootcamp partition.


    1. Install Windows under Fusion, no Bootcamp involved.

    Also, with either option, how large should my Windows partition be? Fusion starts at 20gb and says it "grows?" Huh? I don't want to run out of space on my Windows partition, regardless of Bootcamp/Fusion install.

    Lastly, if Bootcamp-->Fusion is the best avenue, is it beneficial to use NTFS instead of FAT32?

    Thanks all
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    Fusion alone doesn't have the problems of pausing that Fusion&BC has. Fusion has the ability to only take up as much HD space as it needs, essentially 'growing', unlike BC which makes you choose a partition size that may be too much or too little for you in the long run...
  3. coolbreeze thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 20, 2003
    Thanks. I avoided Bootcamp and installed the beta of Fusion. So far, it's great.

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