Bootcamp: Vista, XP Pro, or XP Home

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  1. budkid macrumors regular

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    I just picked up a new Macbook. I need windows on there for onenote and playing some games. I am just deciding on the three..

    Which of the three windows OS do you prefer???
     
  2. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    I switched to vista and never looked back, so I'll be installing vista on mine. I hope the drivers are provided so the install will be easy
     
  3. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    I have actually enjoyed Vista on my bootcamp partition. Shhhhhh don't tell the fanboys on here.

    That being said I still prefer OS X much much better. Vista isn't nearly as bad as some have you believe though. MS has made some updates to make it more stable and much better also.
     
  4. Your5335 macrumors member

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    Vista

    I have VMWare Fusion 2.0 and Windows Vista Ultimate and it runs like a charm. I like it because you can run Office 2007 for Windows, which I think is better than Office 2008 for Mac.
     
  5. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    100% agree on the Office 2007 for Windows. I really like it and I have used both iWork (which I still have on my Macbook) and Office for Mac (which I didn't care for). I much prefer Office 2007 for Windows.
     
  6. Sangmort macrumors newbie

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    Probably a silly question, but can you install the 64bit version of Vista w/ bootcamp? ~
     
  7. ascham87 macrumors regular

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    Yes.
     
  8. Sangmort macrumors newbie

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    Awesome! Thanks :) ~
     
  9. budkid thread starter macrumors regular

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    Which version of vista did you you guys install???
     
  10. Your5335 macrumors member

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    64 Bit Windows Vista Ultimate
     
  11. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    vista 64 bit works on the mb? just want to make sure.
     
  12. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Yes, but finding the drivers is another story, especially with the multi-touch trackpad.
     
  13. ascham87 macrumors regular

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    Just pop in the OS X install disc that came with your MacBook.
     
  14. Barricuda macrumors newbie

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    So office 2007 is not compatible with XP? I was thinking of installing XP instead of Vista in bootcamp (Vista pushed me over the edge to buy my first mac one year before I intended to)
     
  15. ascham87 macrumors regular

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    Office 2007 is compatible with Windows XP.
     
  16. barniclecrusher macrumors newbie

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    But MacBooks & MacBook Pros use 32 bit processors right? and they are still able to run 64bit vista?
     
  17. Quillz macrumors 65816

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    Vista. It's 2008, and there's absolutely no reason for any average user to be using XP anymore. Use Vista and Office 2007, and you'll have the latest version of OneNote, which is really nice.

    Yes, Vista had some compatibility issues when first released, but so did XP, 98, 95, Leopard, Tiger and Panther. Since SP1, it's been near flawless, just like Leopard has performed great since 10.5.2.
     
  18. Quillz macrumors 65816

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    Vista has never been bad. The problem was it was over-hyped by some, including Microsoft. Frankly, the trouble was too many people believed Vista to be a revolution, and not the evolution it really is. It does have some really great new features and a far more mature kernel design, but, coming from XP, it's simply "the next step." It's not a revolution the way 3.1 -> 95 was. It's more like 95 -> 98.
     
  19. eGraeme macrumors member

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    ok, i understand
    but... it was just funny seeing you say no one should be using xp now, but still stick to 2007 office
    hehe
     
  20. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    I remember that there wasn't support for tap to click n the plastic MBs. Multi touch is a hundred times more complex than tap to click. Can anyone confirm if the multi touch (if any at all) works? this includes tap to click, swiping, rotating, etc, especially since there is no trackpad button anymore.


    The first gen gen of MBs and MBPs used 32-bit, the later ones use 64-bit.
     
  21. polaris20 macrumors 68020

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    There's a reason if some programs you use still won't run on Vista, and never will. There's a lot of people out there, myself included.

    And Vista doesn't really have enough benefits for me (if at all) for the loss in speed in relation to XP SP3.

    T minus 30 minutes until Mosx swoops in.....lol :D
     
  22. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    I am currently using Windows XP Pro on my 1st gen. MacBook. If I had one of the new macs, I would probably give Windows Vista a twirl.
     
  23. jon4lakers macrumors regular

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    Here is a video I made of Vista running n my new Aluminum Macbook (2.4)

    Hope it helps.
     
  24. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    You have some nice videos. I watched about 4 or 5 of them yesterday.
     
  25. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

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    Hey, I don't mean to shift off topic but I have a quick question. I will be getting my first mac really soon and am wondering how I can transfer my iTunes from my PC to my new macbook? I have wireless internet so could I do it over that? Thanks!
     

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