Hello all, I will be installing a new XP sp2 on my 17' white iMac very soon, and my browsing of these forums has left some questions for me. Note: I don't have my new copy of XP yet. First - I only have 512 MB ram - do I need to upgrade my ram before I install? Second - I'm curious as to how big to make my Windows partition. I have a 160 GB HDD, and I will be using OSX for almost everything. I will be using Windows for a handful of programs: Quicken, SolarFire (astrology program), HomeSite, Daily Journal, Outlook (to sync with my PPC), Turbo Tax, and a handful of anti-virus/firewall/spyware apps (though the only program which will go online will be Quicken). I know to add up the MB needed for all these programs, but what kind of padding should I add to that total? The files for most of these programs are pretty small, and I'll be using OSX for anything with iPhoto or iTunes. Third - FAT 32 or NTFS. I've read about both, but I'm not that geeky so I don't understand the differences. I think I read that OSX reads FAT32 - so if I want to share files I'll need to do that? Then again, I don't see where there will be many files that I'll be interested in sharing, because OSX can open any kind of image file, or .rtf, or .doc, or .xcl, right? But then the XP partition can only be 32 MB? I plan to use VMWare or Parallels to use XP programs within OSX, but will likely re-boot to XP to download stuff into Quicken, to protect OSX. Thank you for your time in answering these questions. I hope to repay the board by answering questions from newbies eventually - when this switcher is more comfortable!