Bootcamp Question

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dcail07, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. dcail07 macrumors newbie

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    OK I don't own a mac yet and I don't really know anything about it. But if I buy a computer game that is only windows compatible can I just run XP via bootcamp and play it?
     
  2. theman5725 macrumors 6502

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    Yep. Boot Camp simply runs Windows, EXACTLY as if it were a normal PC. Any Windows program will run exactly as it normally would.
     
  3. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Just make sure you buy a Mac with a powerful enough video card to support the game you want to play. Macbooks and minis use Intel GMA950 integrated graphics which is not capable of playing high-end games at decent settings or performance (at higher settings).
     
  4. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    hi phil,

    i don't mean to hijack this thread, but maybe piggy back so i don't have to start a new one :)

    So, you're saying that with boot camp, i can run any windows program (considering the vid card of course) - it's like having 2 computers in one?

    if so, awesome! I plan to shed my peecee when i buy a macpro in april/may specifically for this reason. what about 3rd party stuff like printers? I assume the windows installs 'windows drivers' so i could print just as i do now?

    anything else i need to worry about? is there a website dedicated to boot camp?

    Cheers,
    Keebler
     
  5. spriter macrumors 65816

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    That's pretty much it. Boot Camp basically enables you to dual-boot. Ever dual-booted 2k and XP? Linux and XP? Same thing. Different OSs on the same hardware.

    Third party drivers are fine. If a driver has been written for the OS you put on, it'll work as well as it would if you installed it onto a Dell, HP, etc.
     

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