Which Windows version for Office 2007

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by atljogger, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. atljogger macrumors member

    May 5, 2008
    I need to install Windows on my MB Pro in order to run Office 2007 for school (as well as some other miscellaneous school software programs). Should I go with Vista or XP? If XP, which service pack?

    Also, I don't plan on playing games, just using Windows for school purposes - should I partition my hardrive w/ Boot Camp for 8GB or 16GB (FAT32)?

  2. Gav macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2007
    XP on a Macbook for the simple reason that it takes up much less space on your hard drive.
  3. cosmokanga2 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2008
    Canada, where we live in igloos.
  4. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    As has been suggested, Office 2008 for the Mac is a good choice. You can purchase a copy at Amazon for $119.99 plus free shipping. However, if you already have Office 2007 and other programs for Windows you need to use for school, install XP Home SP2 or SP3. Takes up a lot less space and easier to setup than Vista.

    As for disk size and format, unless you need lots of room for large programs create an 8 Gb partition and format it as FAT-32 in order to read and write to it from OS X. BTW, Vista can only be installed to NTFS and needs twice the disk space and memory as XP.


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