Bootcamp on MBP mid-2010 C2D 4GB 256MB 320M

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chuckflip53, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. chuckflip53 macrumors regular

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    If I want to create a windows bootcamp, would XP or Win7 be preferable? My main reason for creating the windows partition is for gaming
     
  2. PaulyD macrumors 6502

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    I would go with Windows 7 (and is what I run myself)

    I also believe that from Lion onwards only Windows 7 is supported
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Not quite, from the 2011 MBP's onward, and they originally came with SL.

    I'd recommend 7 as well, it's a great OS.
     
  4. jegbook macrumors regular

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    Third vote for Win 7, which is so much better than XP. I've found Win 7 no slower than XP for gaming, and probably a little quicker in most respects.
    Win 7 runs great on my 2010 2.4 13" MBP!
     
  5. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    I booted Windows 7 64-bit onto my 2010 13'' recently and it runs really well, and games run well too even with the integrated GPU.
     
  6. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    7. That's what I'm using right now. 2011 baseline MBP.

    XP is great but if the machine is a dual core and has at least 2 gigs of RAM, 7 is vastly better (looks better also) than XP. Of course, I mean this from an aesthetic and usability standpoint for an average consumer.
     

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