I'm using a 64 bit MacBook Pro with 16 gigs of ram and using Parallels as a VM.
I posted earlier about using XP since it had a smaller footprint on my hard drive. I was looking into making it even smaller with some of the help that I found here. However, I needed to get xp up and running and have run into a situation that renders xp virtually unusable. No point in shrinking XP if I'm having problems with it. I'm thinking it may be time to upgrade? I'm not sure. I won't upgrade if I don't have to. But if necessary, I'll get Windows 7 and sacrifice the disk space for usability.
Now, I'm using Office 2007 in XP to access a network, but perhaps this is where my problem is.
1) it's that I'm accessing and manipulating files with Office 2007 that are on a network via a wifi signal that are causing things to run slowly on a virtual machine (running XP)
2) that I'm using XP which is too old and too slow to do the above
3) a combination of 1 and 2.