Mac Book Partition Size for Windows 7

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lawyerwannabe
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Mac Book Partition Size for Windows 7

Postby lawyerwannabe » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:32 pm

To all people who have installed Windows 7 on their Macs:

How much HD did you partition? I am only going to be installing, using stuff the law school requires me to use, and possibly running OneNote.

Thanks.

rundoxierun
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Re: Mac Book Partition Size for Windows 7

Postby rundoxierun » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:33 pm

If you have the new quad core systems then TCR is just use virtualization.

ETA: If not, mac is capable of reading files partitioned on a windows disk (FAT32 or whatever it is now) but windows cant read mac (NFS+ I want to say) so if you plan on using windows a lot err on the side of windows.
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lawyerwannabe
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Re: Mac Book Partition Size for Windows 7

Postby lawyerwannabe » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:35 pm

I have the 2010 MBP with 500GB HD.

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zonto
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Re: Mac Book Partition Size for Windows 7

Postby zonto » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:37 pm

Would it not work to create 3 partitions? One for OSX, one for 7, and one for your data?

Also, we aren't the best site to ask this question to. Check out sites like hardforum.com or anandtech.com's forums. Your answer will also depend on what type of programs you plan on installing and how much space they require. I wouldn't do less than 50GB myself though.




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