Any limitations to using windows with bootcamp?

budge9

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 14, 2007
70
0
I mean is it exactly like using a windows computer so that for example, I can watch the ITV video archive on explorer unlike on safari??? Thanks!
 

CalBoy

macrumors 604
May 21, 2007
7,849
37
Any limitations to using windows with bootcamp?
Well the obvious answer is, running Windows :p

Seriously though, the portion of your HD that is set aside for Windows will essentially be like any other PC. It will be open to viruses, to all of Windows' problems, etc. If you must use Windows for certain programs, it's probably best to use just those programs that then reboot back into OS X. IMHO, OS X is just so much prettier.
 
Comment

jackc

macrumors 65816
Oct 19, 2003
1,490
0
I don't really know what's going on in the Windows world, so what's the story on viruses with Vista? Has it improved?
 
Comment

jellomizer

macrumors 6502
Sep 12, 2006
486
4
Upstate NY
The only ones I have found is because of some difference in apple hardware. Like Apple Keyboards don't have Print Screen and some other keys, also if an application requires you to press both the left and right mouse button at the same time. (which cannot be done on a mighty mouse) But if you plug in a PC USB Keyboard, and PC mouse you are usually fine. As for running programs you are perfectly fine. They will run just as well as a normal PC (Sometimes a bit better because if you get a cheapo PC they will use some crappy parts that doesn't have good drivers). Boot camps basiclly allows you to boot Windows and Provides drivers for the Mac Hardware. Othher then that it runs like a normal PC
 
Comment

SmurfBoxMasta

macrumors 65816
Nov 24, 2005
1,351
0
I'm only really here at night.
I don't really know what's going on in the Windows world, so what's the story on viruses with Vista? Has it improved?

yea it's improved alot.......there are now even more ways to make your peecee crash & burn :)

but for all the M$ hype about increased focus on security, I have YET to see anything that is better now than it was before.....

unless of course you include the more colorful and more fisher-price-looking 3D translucent dialog boxes that tell you your machine has crashed & needs to be restarted.........
theys so purrrrty :D
 
Comment

aaronw1986

macrumors 68030
Oct 31, 2006
2,607
0
The only real "limitation" I see is the fact that you have to rely on Apple for the specialized drivers.
 
Comment

Star Destroyer

macrumors 6502
Jun 15, 2006
376
4
I was wondering if anyone knows if we can put our windows partition onto an external hard drive?and run it from there.

on a windows machine you have to press "print Screen" other then that i dont know.
 
Comment

clevin

macrumors G3
Aug 6, 2006
9,095
1
requirements
Apple's Boot Camp FAQ lists the following requirements:[2]

* An Intel-based Mac with up-to-date firmware
* Mac OS X Tiger v10.4.6+
* 5GB free hard disk space (15GB is recommended for Vista)
* An available writable CD or DVD to write the Windows drivers (the final version will include the drivers on the Mac OS X 10.5 DVD Apple Bootcamp's page)
* A full version of one of the following OSes:
o Windows XP Home Edition or Professional with Service Pack 2
o Windows Vista (32-bit) Home Basic, Home Premium, Business or Ultimate
and
While it is possible to install 64-bit (x64) Windows operating systems on Intel Macs with Intel Core 2 Duo processors, the Windows x64 OS encounters difficulties with full driver support in Boot Camp.
Has anyone figured out how to take a screenshot in Windows?
every PC has a prtscr key to take screenshot.

since your mac keyboard probably doesn't have that key
try some freeware instead
like
http://www.mirekw.com/winfreeware/mwsnap.html
http://www.freewarehome.com/index.html?http://www.freewarehome.com/Graphics/Screen_Capture_t.html
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.