Windows Partition Larger Than 32GB?::How To?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Saladsamurai, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Saladsamurai macrumors regular

    Dec 8, 2009
    Sorry. I know that this has been mentioned before. But I am kind of slow when to come to this stuff.

    I am about to install Windows XP on my MBP using Bootcamp. I had already done this with Win7, but changed my mind and am now going with XP.

    When I did the install of Win7, I remember I could only make a 32GB FAT32 partition for Windows to reside on. I have a new HDD that is 500GB.

    I would like to give Windows XP a 250GB partition (don't hate :eek:). I know that it must be NTFS. Will Bootcamp give me a NTFS option?

    How do I go about this?

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Boot Camp Assistant will allow you to make a FAT32 partition bigger than 32GB (I just tried it with 100GB - my left free space).

    During the installation of Windows (the actual installation, not in Boot Camp Assistant) you get the option to format the Boot Camp partition with NTFS.

    PS: FAT32 supports partition up to 8TiB.

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