New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac Discussion of Classic or running Windows, Linux and other OSes on the Mac.

is it good idea to make separate partiton for windows

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Mar 14, 2007
Location: brooklyn
Posts: 53
romegio is on a distinguished road

romegio is offline
i am about to install new hard drive in my macbook and am wondering if it is a good idea to make two partitions- one for mac os and one for windows. Actually, any advice would be appreciated. I don't know windows really but have to learn some technical programs that run only with windows-so, here I go.
thanks for any help or advice.
QUOTE Thanks

Arekisu's Avatar
Member Since: May 10, 2007
Location: Colchester
Posts: 128
Arekisu is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook, 2GHtz, 2Gb RAM, 320Gb HDD. 16Gb iPT Jailbroken.

Arekisu is offline
If your running Leopard, use Bootcamp to partition your hard drive, then install Windows on the new partition. Bootcamp gives you full instructions on how to do this.
QUOTE Thanks

Kash's Avatar
Member Since: Dec 03, 2006
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 9,385
Kash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G

Kash is offline
If you plan on installing Windows via Boot Camp, then partitioning the drive is a requirement. If you plan on running it via Parallels or VMWare, then you don't really need a separate partition.

June 2007
July 2009
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« help with bootcamp | Getting Rid of Mac OS for Windows XP »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
Mac Mini's make good drivers badmojo Schweb's Lounge 9 07-22-2005 08:32 AM
More than 2 Threads on dual G5...good idea? MadSkillzMan Apple Desktops 2 07-19-2005 12:35 AM
Good Idea? awu_gigabyte Switcher Hangout 8 02-21-2005 11:28 AM
A good idea! )(* Schweb's Lounge 4 01-17-2005 10:42 PM
Everything and anything I need to make good videos Madmacs Movies and Video 1 11-19-2003 08:16 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:12 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?