OS Neutral Bootcamp SD Card Question?

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  1. childoftheko4n macrumors regular

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    Recently upgraded to a new mac and have a question. I have come to the understanding that I could actually install windows onto an SDcard that i have inserted. If this is the case and my SDcard slot may only be big enough for windows and not any games, I would still have to partition some storage for windows to have the game files on correct? Not sure how i would go about that o_O

    Also, what is generally considered the best/smallest version of windows to use for gaming only?

    Thanks!
     
  2. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    I dont think you can install it on an SD card, Ive tried with no luck :[
    A USB device maybe, but not SD. Let me know if you manage to do it though
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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    You can install OSX on an SD card, Windows no.
     
  4. childoftheko4n thread starter macrumors regular

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    ah i misunderstood. i guess il have to put windows on partition and put games on SD card. would SD card be comparable speeds to USB 3.0 if i put the games on there?
     
  5. childoftheko4n thread starter macrumors regular

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    What's the optimal windows with smallest footprint? 7?
     
  6. phoenixsan macrumors 65816

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    I think....

    ...

    Windows 7 Starter Edition, if not, at least is the Windows version with less features....:eek:

    :):apple:
     
  7. tgi macrumors 65816

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    I opted for Windows 7 Home Premium for boot camp. Just going to play game. Should I have gone with Professional or Ultimate?
     
  8. phoenixsan macrumors 65816

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    I think....

    they have bigger footprint, no smaller....:confused:......:eek:



    :):apple:
     
  9. tgi macrumors 65816

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    I guess what I meant was. For gaming purposes is there any advantage to using Professional or Ultimate over Home Premium.
     
  10. phoenixsan macrumors 65816

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    Maybe.....

    and this a BIG maybe, wider and better support for hardware.....:confused:


    :):apple:
     
  11. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    No.

    Note that SD cards are very slow. Your load/save times may be very bad.
     
  12. ukbilleh macrumors newbie

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    turning off some of the windows features such as media players / gadgets / touch device options / XPS viewers might help a little.

    I generally turn off the page file and have had no trouble with 8GB ram on a retina 15 mbpr

    Also running powercfg -h off from cmd should disable hibernation and save you a considerable amount of HDD depending on how much RAM you have

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    no you'll be fine. there are some RAM limitations but that's the only thing that will affect you as pro supports up to something like 192GB and premium supports less but you probably won't meet it.

    Hardware support should be the same.

    Guess you saved yourself some pennies for more games
     

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