Bootcamp on 17" MBP - Input Required

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  1. VanMac, Feb 23, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2011

    VanMac macrumors 6502a

    VanMac

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    #1
    Hey All.

    I'm looking to install windows on my MBP.

    I do software development, often using client hardware, and mostly a windows development platform. I have an XP desktop at home, but it is getting kinda dated, and I would like to try bootcamp out so I can have a mobile windows machine when needed.

    I have a 17" MBP 2.6GHz C2D. Upgraded HD to 500BG, and RAM to 4GB.

    So, couple of questions:
    1. Any issues with this, or is bootcamp pretty solid at this point.
    2. What version of windows is best (XP, Vista, 7). I would like to go to 7, but havent really paid much attention to it. Most shops I work at are still on XP, as well as my home machine, and I think I have another XP license somewhere....
    3. If windows 7, what level, and where is a good place to pick up a reasonable priced copy (saving money is good :)

    Any input appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    1. Boot Camping Windows is very solid. You will probably get better performance than your workstation at home (unless it's decked out).
    2. Windows 7
    3. Most likely Home Professional or Ultimate. If you know where to look you can get if for free, but you can buy OEM copies for a decent price.
     
  3. VanMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    VanMac

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    Thanks for the input Shado.

    If anyone knows of a decent place to pickup a copy of Windows 7, that would be appreciated.
     

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