Windows On Mac :: Finding Correct XP Partition Size?

Apr 9, 2008

I am planning on using Boot Camp to install Windows XP on my MacBook. I was just wondering what the minimum size of a partition is? I am just going to be using it for watching my netflix movies because they are not supported in Mac OS X. =( Would 10GB be enough?

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MacBook Air :: Finding Maximum Size Of Windows 7 Partition Size

Dec 17, 2009

i read may post about this but still do not have a solid answer. Will 20GB partition be fine with my Macbook Air SSD drive ?

I only plan on installing a antivirus software and thats about it, maybe 1 program.

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Windows On Mac :: Won't Work With Partition Size & Windows Size

Jun 22, 2009

I heard from multiple Youtube videos and walkthroughs that said that Windows took 4gb, so I made a 24gb partition. After installation, I go to "Computer" (c: drive), and it says 9gbs free of 24gbs.

I'm using a MBP 2.53 w/ 9600, and installed Windows 7 RC 64bit. What happened? How can I see what's taking up all that space?

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Feb 16, 2008

I just got my new Mac Pro set up and am going to install Vista via Bootcamp. I'm just wondering what size partition people use. I'm thinking 60 GB on a 320 GB drive. I would only use it sparingly. Mostly for a select few programs that I may still need to use on a PC.

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Windows On Mac :: Minimum Partition Size For OS X?

Oct 22, 2010

I'm considering getting the new MacBook Air, and using it mainly as a Windows notebook. So I'm trying to figure out if I can get away with the lower-end 64GB configuration. What's the minimum size I need to give the Mac OSX partition, just so I can boot into it occasionally for bootcamp updates and other such housekeeping tasks?

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Windows On Mac :: How To Increase Partition Size

Apr 1, 2007

I'm prepping to install Vista over XP (my friend says I'm downgrading, which I probably am). As I noted in an earlier post, I need to give more space to my Windows partition. Does this sequence look OK to you guys?

1. Boot from Mac OS X Install DVD. Check "Macintosh HD" and "NO NAME" for errors; fix if needed.

2. Defragment "Macintosh HD" and "NO NAME".

3. Use GParted or iPartition (on LiveCDs) to see how much space is left between the two partitions.

4. Boot in to Mac OS X on "Macintosh HD". Use diskutil to shrink "Macintosh HD".

5. Boot from GParted LiveCD. Use GParted to move and expand "NO NAME", remembering the buffer between partitions as determined in step 3.

6. Boot from Mac OS X Install DVD. Check "Macintosh HD" and "NO NAME" for errors; fix if needed.

7. Install Vista and pray I don't run out of space...

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OS X :: Changing The Size Of Windows Partition?

Feb 6, 2009

I recently used boot camp to install windows on my intel iMac. It all worked great, but now I'd like to give it more hard drive space on it's partition. Is there any way to change the partition size without having to erase the partition and start over?

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Windows On Mac :: BootCamp Partition Size For XP

Mar 14, 2009

For my MacBook Pro with 320Gb hdd, I chose to do the bootcamp partition for 32Gb and not divide half for it, however, when I now realized that my disk space for bootcamp has used up more than 17Gb, and now it doesn't even have enough disk space for a single game. I do not want to sacrifice half of the disk space for windows, how am I going to deal with this problem as it only allows me to choose between 32Gb and divide equally? Any better solution beside repartitioning again

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Windows On Mac :: Any Way To Decrease Partition Size?

Aug 17, 2009

Lets say I originally give XP 30GB. I later realize thats too much. Can I lower that to 15?

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OS X :: Determining Appropriate Windows 7 Partition Size?

Dec 24, 2009

I am a relatively new "Mac convert" -- approx 3 months. I have a MacBook Pro 13", 2.53GHz, 4GB RAM, 250GB Internal HD, two 500GB external drives and I am running OS X 10.6.2. Bootcamp is ver 3.0.1.

I am preparing to install Windows 7 so I can utilize a few of my old Windows program. The Windows programs will, most probably, be limited to Micorsoft Office Outlook, ActiveSync, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Premier Elements. What would be a recommended, or optimal, Windows partition size to accommodate the mentioned programs and still give me some "spare" space if I decide to add a couple of more Windows programs to the list.

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Windows On Mac :: Suitable Partition Size For XP?

Feb 18, 2010

I'm going to be installing it right after I finished up with a long movie I've been making. How Much of a 160GB HD Do I Partition for Windows XP?

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Windows On Mac :: VM Ware Partition Size?

Jun 11, 2010

I recently upgraded to a new Intel X-25 80G SSD on my 2007 MBP. While looking at what to move onto the new smaller SSD I noted that VM Ware had my virtual machine partitioned to 20 G. The settings in VM Ware however wouldn't let me shrink it to a smaller size. It said that 20 G was a minimum. I'm only actually using about 10G and would like to free up some more space on the smaller SSD. Does anyone know how I might do this if it is even possible?

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Windows On Mac :: How To Change Partition Size

Aug 7, 2010

Just installed windows 7 via bootcamp and did the updates and it seems like i need more HD space if i want to install some games etc (made a 32gig partition) Is there a way to increase my windows partition without having to reinstall from scratch.

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Windows On Mac :: Trying To Increase Bootcamp Partition Size?

Nov 18, 2010

Here is my situation. So I am wanting to increase the size of my Bootcamp partition from 5gb (for some reason I didn't pay attention and it was set to 5gb as the default the first go around) to around 7 or 8gb.

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Windows On Mac :: Partition Size For Installing Vista?

Aug 6, 2009

I just bought a 4GB macbook pro and need to install Windows Vista Business for school because I am an engineering Student starting this fall and my school requires it. how much space to partition for windows. I will be using Windows for school related purposes including Microsoft office and engineering programs such as Matlab but everything else i.e. my photos, music, etc. will be be on the Mac OS. How much space would you recommend I partition for Windows?

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Windows On Mac :: Shrunk BootCamp Partition - Size Inconsistencies

Oct 30, 2010

I realize there's lots of info on this, including a guide on this site. I want to shrink my bootcamp partition and put it back to my Mackintosh HD partition. I've read through everything, and ended up using Disk Management in Vista to shrink the volume. I then booted OSX and used Disk Utility to allocate the free space to the Mac partition.

It seems to have worked, but there are size inconsistencies when looking at the disk size and space available in Disk Utility, Get Info, and Disk Management in Windows. Some of them show the new numbers, some show the old numbers. Additionally, when I ran Time Machine it backed up the entire HD again instead of just an incremental backup.

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Windows On Mac :: Reducing The Size Of A Boot Camp Partition?

Jan 2, 2011

I've checked out this link and I'm downloading GParted Live in the hope that it will allow me to reduce the size of my current 32GB Boot Camp partition that has Windows 7 installed on it.

I'm shrinking the partition because I never use Windows, I just have it installed in case I need it at some point. And I got a free copy from my University, so why not?

I just have a few questions before I dive in to this;

Will GParted be able to shrink my partition to a size of about 8GB or 16GB?

Will it corrupt any of the Windows 7 OS in the process?

Will it corrupt any of the OS X, or my data stored on my OS X drive?

Will I be able to run GParted from a USB drive?

What is the (or your personal) recommended minimum size of a partition drive?

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Windows On Mac :: Extend Partition Size On Boot Camp?

Nov 20, 2009

is it possible to extend my partition size on boot camp without re-formatting?

i'm on unibody macbook pro running 50gb of Windows 7, i'm running out of space right now and I'm thinking to extend it to 70-80gb to install more games on it.

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Windows On Mac :: How To Increase The Size Of A Boot Camp Partition

Jun 3, 2010

I want to make my windows partition bigger, but I don't want to have to delete my current one, re-partition, and then have to re-install everything. Is there a way to do this?

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Windows On Mac :: Increase Partition Size By Booting From Install Disk?

Jun 21, 2010

I noticed that in disk utility in the install disk, you can drag to change a partition size. Does this erase data?

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OS X Mavericks :: Increasing Size Of Bootcamp Partition Without Having To Delete Or Reinstall Windows?

Sep 10, 2014

I'm using a macbook pro (late 2013 with mavericks-10.9.4 ). I installed windows using bootcamp but didn't estimate the storage I required correctly. So now I don't have enough storage in the bootcamp hard drive. 

How can I increase the Partition size between windows and mac without having to delete or re-install windows?  

Mac Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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Windows On Mac :: Finding A Second Partition That OS X Will Read

May 30, 2009

I have a White MacBook with a 120GB Drive, currently partitioned into 2, a 20.8GB ish Windows Vista Ultimate Partition, and a 90.9GB ish Mac OS X Leopard Partition. The problem is I've run out of space, and need a extra 5gb partition, that both OSes can read. I can shrink the Mac OS X partition with Disk Utility, and I can add a new FAT32 partition under Windows, problem is Mac OS X wont see it, or mount it, it just sees empty space.

1. Why is this?
2. How do I persuade it to read and mount the partition?

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Windows On Mac :: Finding Partition That Can Be Read By OS X?

Feb 18, 2010

I have a research computer where I would like to dual boot windows 7 64 bit and OS X. I want a separate partition to keep all the data that both OS X and Windows can read. The trick is that I want to use a vmware fusion file in both that is bigger than 4gb so fat 32 won't work.

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Windows On Mac :: Finding Partition For Boot Camp

Jun 8, 2009

How many gigs is enough for the boot camp partition installing WIN XP?

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MacBook Pro :: Finding Link Windows Bootcamp Partition To Parallels 5

Jul 2, 2010

I need install windows 7 on my mac (for some windows only programs). I would like to create a partition via bootcamp to run Windows 7 on my mac. I would also like to use that same partition on Parallels 5.

I am looking for a way to LINK the bootcamp partition to Parallels 5 so I can use Windows 7 on parallels when I am need of "light" programs and just boot to Windows 7 when I need more intensive programs. I have NOT installed windows 7 via Bootcamp or Parallels yet.

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OS X :: Partition Error When Increasing Partition Size Of Macintosh HD Drive

Dec 31, 2010

I have just recently deleted my Bootcamp partition in Disk Utilities, and now im trying to increase the partition size of my Macintosh HD drive. When i go to the partition map and try to increase the size. The same error always appears. "Could not modify partition map because filesystem verification failed" I have attached an Image of what my partition map looks like right now.

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Jun 3, 2009

I just purchased a new iMac (2.66 c2d & 4gb of ram), Parallels 4, and Windows XP.

I would like to get great performance whenever I use Windows XP and would like to know which installation procedure would help accomplish that.

Would Parallels provide me with a better user experience by installing Windows directly via Parallels OR by having Parallels utilizing a Boot Camp Partition?

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OS X :: Won't Change Partition Size / Not Full Size

Oct 21, 2009

I changed my partition size firstly from (full disk size) about 160GB to 80GBs in order to create a new one which was another 80GBs after that I decided to just leave this 160GB and one partition, so I did what I decided, but now there is a problem. I did everything under Installation CD and than it shows in Disk Tool that the partition is 160GB on diagrams but under it it shows: total size 80GB... and the same is when I launching Snow Leopard. I'm clicking Macintosh HD and informations than it shows total size: 80GB, I tried to change again partition sizes but it does nothing, I cannot do anything under Mac OS and bootable installation disc. I'm completely stuck it shows, always and always that "Spliting in to partitions finished due an error - could not modficate partition's map".

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MacBook Pro :: Correct Size Screw Driver - Hard Drive

Nov 18, 2010

First off, I am very O.C.D when it comes to my electronics and I constantly worry about my stuff. Over the past month, I have been checking SMART status and benchmarking my hard drive at least once a day. I'm a little worried that my hard drive is dying... Yea, I'm crazy...Regardless of the above, I would like some answers to a few questions..First, how durable are the unibody lower case screws? Do they strip easily? If I purchase the correct size screw driver (phillips #00), what are my risks of damaging the screws, or possibly wearing them out prematurely?Second, how difficult is it to realign the lower case and not cause a "wobble." I have read some people incorrectly screwing in the bottom case and basically bending the lower case, causing the machine to wobble on a flat surface.After reading my manual, Apple clearly indicates that users are permitted to service the hard drive. I'm technologically savvy but my only worries are damaging my $2500 machine...

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PowerPC :: Finding Correct Type Of Memory For G4 12"

Apr 2, 2009

Can all versions of the iBook G4 12" use PC2700 RAM? Even the 800GHz and 1.0 GHz models? I know you're supposed to use PC2100 in them, but the PC2700 is so much less expensive than the PC2100 right now.

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