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Hello all,

Recently got a shiny new imac with 2Gb RAM, 2.16Ghx Intel Core Duo and 500gb HDD.

Thinking about installing Win XP in boot camp primarily to installl a version of Paint Shop Pro for designing DVD covers.

Can someone suggest the optimum settings I should consider for partitioning the HDD? I don't want to give either OS too little space!

If I partition the HDD using Boot Camp, is there a reset option where I can go back to how my Mac was before I muck about with it? Or is it strictly a one-way ticket?

I am VERY new to Macs and am not too sure about instructions like 'oh that's easy, just erase the HDD and boot up from the OS X disc'. I would need an idiot's guide!
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If you want to design/print CD/DVD covers there are plenty of software available for OS X as well. You don't have to install XP just for that. Check this out, perhaps you might like it.
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You can erase your BootCamp partition and it will go back to exactly the way it was before you installed it

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