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A few Boot Camp questions

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  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,530 points)
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    Feb 19, 2013 7:41 PM (in response to dalstott)

    dalstott wrote:

     

    Off topic. I noticed the detail of your avatar of a dog listening to an iPod. I doubt many recognize the modern version of Nipper listening to a gramophone. Well done.

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    Thank you!

     

    I find that people under 30 (and sometimes as old as 40), do not get the joke ("His Master's Choice - look inside the video screen of the Digital Media Player; enlarge by clicking on it)!

     

    The Avatar is a cropped version of my registered service mark in the State of California.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,305 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 6:12 AM (in response to tal1971)

    It's all command line, search the site support section, once again I am recommending NOT using the static disk, so this is your choice.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,305 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 6:14 AM (in response to tal1971)

    tal1971 wrote:

     

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    OH, you should have chosen dynamic, do it again, there is no need for fixed space storage. Just take all the defaults (except Ram which for XP should be 512MB to 1GB).

     

    Does this mean that I've got to reinstall Windows all over again to correct this or can it be altered without the need to reinstall?

     

    I have a fair amount of ram in my iMac (24 GB) so I chose 4GB when I installed Virtual Box and Windows 7 64 bit, is this not advisable or should I alter this to 1GB.

     

    Thanks very much for all the help its much appreciated

    Yes, reinstall and take the defaults except for Ram, with Windows XP 1G is sufficient but more won't hurt. For Windows 7 use 4G or more.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,305 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 8:30 AM (in response to tal1971)

    tal1971 wrote:

     

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    tal1971 wrote:

     

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    OH, you should have chosen dynamic, do it again, there is no need for fixed space storage. Just take all the defaults (except Ram which for XP should be 512MB to 1GB).

     

    Does this mean that I've got to reinstall Windows all over again to correct this or can it be altered without the need to reinstall?

     

    I have a fair amount of ram in my iMac (24 GB) so I chose 4GB when I installed Virtual Box and Windows 7 64 bit, is this not advisable or should I alter this to 1GB.

     

    Thanks very much for all the help its much appreciated

    Yes, reinstall and take the defaults except for Ram, with Windows XP 1G is sufficient but more won't hurt. For Windows 7 use 4G or more.

     

    Thanks Csound for the help its much appreciated.

     

    I've reinstalled Virtual Box and Windows again and choose the dynamic option this time . I chose 40 GB this time instead of 25 GB. If I did use all the 40 GB up would Virtual Box now increase the 40 GB partition to grow to the space it needs to, to accomadate the extra data?

     

    For the ram I chose 8GB, but from looking at the settings it can be altered later if required.

     

    I really like Virtual Box, it feels smooth, and fast enough for my uses. I'm very surprised that its a free application. The only issue I have had with it is I cannot use my USB 3 thumb drive as from what I've read Virtual Box isnt compatable with USB 3 devices. Until you mentioned it I wasnt aware of Virtual Box, thanks very much for mentioning it to me.

    VBox will increase the space available as required (there is no Windows partition with a V, it's a big file stored in OSX)

     

    8G of Ram is more then needed for XP, but that won't hurt anything. Knowing VBox I would bet that USB3 will be added at some time.

     

    And ..... You're welcome.

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