Advice on setting up a wondows version on my macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SteveyJ, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. SteveyJ macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2009

    I've got a laptop for which I am about to purchase a 320gb hard drive. I use mac OSX mostly (because clearly it is the best ;) ). However seeing as pc games are far cheaper than mac games I am contemplating getting a windows system for my mac. Price is no objective however I would like the windows os to take up as little room on my hard drive as possible. I have the following queries...

    1. Which windows version (eg XP, vista, 7) should I use for good compatability with games?
    2. Which one : 64 bit or 32?
    3. should I put the windows version on a partition or load it up using sunbox (a mac virtualiser)? bearing in mind I want good performance from games on my 2.1 ghz, 2gb ram laptop

    Thanks so much everyone!!!
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  3. -tWv- macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2009
    I would go for windows 7 on a partition. You will not get good enough performance on a virtualizer to play games. I don't really think there is a reason to use 64-bit. 64-bit just is good if you have more than 4 GB of memory. I use 32-bit vista and it works fine with games.

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