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Raggsokk
Jan 12, 2013, 04:48 PM
For those of you who used Vista, you should believe me to be crazy by now. Thing is, I wanna play some windows exclusive games. But the only genuine windows i own is a 64bit vista cd.

Is this fine for games, or should I upgrade to W7?



... or are there any... less legal ways I'm not familiar with? It is to my understanding that boot camp only works with genuine copies, while running a parallel windows without installing it on the hdd is less than ideal for games.

Dota 2. Don't care about graphics, but performance is crucial.



007bond
Jan 12, 2013, 11:56 PM
For those of you who used Vista, you should believe me to be crazy by now. Thing is, I wanna play some windows exclusive games. But the only genuine windows i own is a 64bit vista cd.

Is this fine for games, or should I upgrade to W7?



... or are there any... less legal ways I'm not familiar with? It is to my understanding that boot camp only works with genuine copies, while running a parallel windows without installing it on the hdd is less than ideal for games.

Dota 2. Don't care about graphics, but performance is crucial.

I'm pretty sure Vista isn't supported by Bootcamp. You could use Parallels or VMware, but you'll have a pretty huge performance hit.

I suggest getting Windows 7 or 8. You could get an OEM copy on newegg for around $100 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986).

durruti
Jan 13, 2013, 01:58 AM
Performance wise, Windows XP best for games.

I'd get Win XP, if the games you want to play support it.

Windows 7 is second choice.