Bootcamp on 17" MBP - Input Required

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

    VanMac macrumors 6502a


    May 26, 2005
    Rampaging Tokyo
    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


    Aug 14, 2008
    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


    May 26, 2005
    Rampaging Tokyo
    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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