Bootcamp running PC games

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by WAdams, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I would like to install bootcamp, but I have no form of Windows 7 whatsoever. I have the latest Macbook (not MacBook Pro). Is there any way to install bootcamp without a Windows CD and maybe download the Windows 7 from somewhere. I'd like to play Just Cause 2 on my MacBook.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    You cannot install Windows using Boot Camp without a Windows OS Disk. What you can do, however, is download a disk image then burn that to a disk and use that with Bootcamp.
    Your other option, is you're just going to use Windows occassionally is use a virtual computer through Parallels or VM Ware.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Or stop being cheap and just go buy windows 7.

    Yeah yeah it's expensive, find it on sale somewhere and it'll be less than the cost of 2 games. Or buy an OEM copy for even less. I'm sure down the road you'll have more to play than Just Cause 2 and it's good to have a legitimate copy of Windows in case you run into any issues down the road.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh

    I do have another slow HP Laptop, is there any way I could extract Windows 7 from it?
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    If it was a fast laptop, you could extract it, but if it's a slow laptop you can't.

    Just kidding, you need a retail windows 7 dvd and license.

     

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