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

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

  1. chuckflip53 macrumors regular

    May 18, 2010
    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


    Nov 16, 2010
    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

    Mar 14, 2008
    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

    Dec 2, 2007
    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

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    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

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    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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