What Windows to use?

  • Windows 10

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  • Windows Vista

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SirApple

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Nov 8, 2017
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I'm planning to install Windows on my future iMac (2017, 27", 4.2GHz, 512 SSD, 8+16RAM, AMD 580) and was wondering if there is a better choice when choosing version? I solely plan to use it for playing on Steam. In a scenario when it is for example 10, is it then Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro?

Any suggestions? Good/bad experience? Any help is appreciated :)
 

Fifteen20s

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Jun 9, 2012
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I'm planning to install Windows on my future iMac (2017, 27", 4.2GHz, 512 SSD, 8+16RAM, AMD 580) and was wondering if there is a better choice when choosing version? I solely plan to use it for playing on Steam. In a scenario when it is for example 10, is it then Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro?

Any suggestions? Good/bad experience? Any help is appreciated :)


I use Windows 7 Professional on my 2011 27in. However Windows 7 is the last Windows version I considered useable.

However, don't the newer Mac's only support Window's 8 or newer?
 

Kwyji

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Sep 8, 2017
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If you plan on using bootcamp, then you will have no other choice than to install Windows 10, as on the iMac 2017 it's the only Windows Supported, according to the Bootcamp documentation...
 

JeroenDebruyne

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Jul 6, 2011
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Does anyone know if I want to setup windows 10 screen resolution the same as mac osx ' standard retina ' what configuration I should use?

Basicly i want to get 1440p equal resolution on win 10
 
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Fishrrman

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Before you install BootCamp, you might consider trying a "virtual machine solution" first.

If that works for your needs, I'd suggest it as "the better way to go".

I've just read of too many complications from other users with BootCamp...
 

JeroenDebruyne

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Jul 6, 2011
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Before you install BootCamp, you might consider trying a "virtual machine solution" first.

If that works for your needs, I'd suggest it as "the better way to go".

I've just read of too many complications from other users with BootCamp...

Hey, that was not really the question I don't need VM. I am looking the equivalent windows 10 scaling setting like OSX 'standard' one (1440p).
 

SirApple

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Nov 8, 2017
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Before you install BootCamp, you might consider trying a "virtual machine solution" first.

If that works for your needs, I'd suggest it as "the better way to go".

I've just read of too many complications from other users with BootCamp...

Thank you for your suggestion :)

I have used Parallels on my old computer and it worked pretty good I'd say, but on my last computer I used bootcamp and also worked good, I had not complications at all but I only used it for gaming on Steam. I do not really have a preference :)
 

jzuena

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I just went with Windows 10 Home (actually I used my Windows 7 Home license upgraded to Windows 10). Home works fine with Steam, and since it is the only Windows machine in my house I didn't need any of the extras in Pro. I also use the BootCamp partition as a VM in Fusion and that works fine as well, although I don't think it would be fast enough to run any intensive Steam games. The VM is good enough to install patches without having to boot all the way into Windows. So you don't have to choose between BootCamp and a VM, you can have both.
 
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Altis

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Hey, that was not really the question I don't need VM. I am looking the equivalent windows 10 scaling setting like OSX 'standard' one (1440p).

200% would be the equivalent 1440p on the 5k display.
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Thank you for your suggestion :)

I have used Parallels on my old computer and it worked pretty good I'd say, but on my last computer I used bootcamp and also worked good, I had not complications at all but I only used it for gaming on Steam. I do not really have a preference :)

Booting directly to Windows would be better for gaming unless you want to try doing GPU passthrough and all that jazz.

I'd recommend Windows 10 for DX12, and like G4DPII mentioned above, it runs really fast.
 
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