anyone running windows on your mbp?

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  1. djarpit macrumors regular

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    what are you using?

    what are you thoughts/input on it?
     
  2. djarpit thread starter macrumors regular

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    lol I'm a PC. 90% converted to mac book pro (mostly due to my music hobby)
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    There are dozens of threads discussing this
    If you use MRoogle to search you will find a lot of information

    You can also check... Booting Windows on a Mac

    I run Vista with Boot Camp and virtualized with VMware Fusion

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  4. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Do a quick search, you can find a bunch. ;)

    I'm running XP using Parallels. It's necessary cause I need to run Quicken. Works fine, with a little tweaking, and I, literally, couldn't live without it.

    Um, nevermind, we're all saying the same thing.:)
     
  5. John89 macrumors regular

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    Well what functions from windows do you want to use? Your 2 options are either virtualization (with something like VMware Fusion, Parallels Desktop or Virtualbox) or you can use bootcamp. It really depends on what you want to do within windows.

    John
     
  6. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    I'm running Windows Vista Business 64-bit under Boot Camp and Windows XP Professional 32-bit under VMware Fusion. Lots of people on these forums run one or more concurrent installations of Windows on their machines without any issues thanks to mature virtualization products and mature Boot Camp drivers.
     
  7. djarpit thread starter macrumors regular

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    mostly i am gonna be running Sony Acid on it
     
  8. John89 macrumors regular

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    You should be alright using Virtualization then. Virtualbox is free if you go down that road.

    Bootcamp is very good, but it does require a restart everytime you want to use it.
     
  9. sd2009 macrumors 6502

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    I know someone who bought a Mac and installed Windows on it as his primary OS. Makes me sick :eek:
     
  10. djarpit thread starter macrumors regular

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    how is the performance with these?
     
  11. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    At one point, the MBP running in bootcamp was the fastest Vista Laptop around. I'd say chances are performance is decent.
     
  12. theKitch macrumors member

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    I'm running Windows7 RC in VirtualBox on my new 13MBP. Working just fine.
     
  13. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    woah, using google to search for this is an understatement on this one
     
  14. rcmeche macrumors newbie

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    I run Windows XP using Parallels 4. It works very good when I need it. I've never used bootcamp however.
     
  15. John89 macrumors regular

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    I have never used SONY ACID, but after looking at the specs online it should perform alright.

    The only no with virtualization is gaming, unless your willing to drop the graphics down quite a bit.

    Just make sure you have plenty of RAM in your system.

    John
     
  16. InvalidUserID macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I'm using Parallels 3 and it works well. I started off life as a PC girl so its nice to jump onto Windows every once in a while.

    Honestly, I only use it for MS Money since the offering for Mac is poor in that field. I rarely use Boot Camp...only to play graphic intensive games.
     
  17. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    XP SP3 in Bootcamp and Parallels 4.

    Also, Win2k and Windows 7 in Parallels 4.

    Thoughts:

    XP is necessary for RealFlight, and needs to be native boot as RF is very graphic intensive.

    Win2k - amateur radio apps (including serial control of equipment), some audio signal processing (works fine).

    Windows 7 - morbid curiosity ;)
     
  18. areusche macrumors regular

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    I was running XP 32 bit for a while, but I borked that install.

    Then I put Windows 7 on for kicks. It is running remarkably well and is nearly getting flipped around as my primary OS since I only use OS X for Pro Tools and photoshop. I know it's an RC and not a retail build but everything has been incredibly smooth, sans the bluetooth mouse and keyboard going into power save mode 5 seconds into an Idle. :/
     
  19. Sehnsucht macrumors 65816

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    My SimCity habit forced me into Windows 7 64-bit. I also sneak in a few IE webpage tests every now and then.

    A certain member of this forum, whom I shall not mention but whose username rhymes with "AidenShaw", has claimed numerous times over that Apple's drivers cripple/destabilize Windows under Boot Camp. Nope. All systems are go. ;)
     

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