Urgent question regarding Bootcamp & Fusion

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

  1. coolbreeze macrumors 68000

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    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.

    -or-

    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
    Eric
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    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

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

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