Which Windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bunahilga, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello all, new to this forum.
    I have to have windows for a uni course.As far as i can see windows 8 is unsupported on apple but it is £40, whereas windows 7 which is what i need (I think) is £125.Have I got this wrong or is there a cheaper way to do it? Thanks in advance.
     
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    monkeybagel

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    I would go with Windows 7, although 10.8.3 will bring Windows 8 support in Boot Camp. Windows 7 is a much better OS for non-touch devices.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And do I have the pricing right?Why the big difference?
     
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    maflynn

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    I suspect the biggest reason is that that win8 is an upgrade.

    Also Microsoft has been running a promotion on windows upgrade that is ending which had the win8 upgrade price very cheap - you may be seeing that in action
     
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    Thank you both.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    I started with win8, purchased the upgrade, and did the upgrade as documented when you have a Win7 media disk (requires a registry edit). Win8 installed, and I got enough of it to see how BAD it was. Almost unusable in my eyes. It corrupted itself via parallels the next day, and I installed Win7 instead. It did me a favor I think!
     

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