using Bootcamp for the 1st time

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by snail, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. snail macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I wanted to install windows XP using Bootcamp assistant.

    When I load up the Boot Camp Assistant, it prompts me to create a partition for Windows.

    My questions are:

    1. Would going through Boot Camp Assistant and creating a partition erase my HD?

    2. What is a recommended size to partition for Windows. I currently have 377GB free. I'll be using Leopard most of the time but I just wanted to have the Windows XP readily available if and when I need it.


    Sorry for the newbie questions and thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
     
  2. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a

    Ice-Cube

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    #2
    Doing a bootcamp partition would not erase your whole HD, it would only use the remaining free space you have. Since you would not be using windows much, I think setting aside 10 gb for windows should be sufficient.
     

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