bootcamp?

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  1. gravee macrumors newbie

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    hey everyone i am thinking of downloading bootcamp on my macbook pro when i get it because i want to play a certain game (americas army) and it apparently requires windows. so my question is, when bootcamp/windows is on my macbook pro, will the laptop be any slower? if so will it be significant? also, can i remove windows/bootcamp at any time? and if so will/can it affect the laptop like making it slower? thanks

    - alex :apple:
     
  2. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    No, boot camp will not make the computer slow
    yes, you can get rid of the windows partition using the boot camp utility
     
  3. gravee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so bootcamp is already on the computer when i get it?
     
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  5. gravee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well im buying a 2.4 mbp so yea it'll have leopard
     
  6. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    You;ll need to get the ~200 MB update though (Must if you planning on Vista SP1 or XP SP3)
     
  7. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Well, depending on your system, you might have BootCamp already!
    If your running the latest Mac OSX (code name "Leopard") then the Utility can be found in your Applications/Utilities folder.

    BootCamp doesn't slow your machine down!
    BootCamp isn't Windows either.

    Apple's BootCamp is a little utility that allows you to repartition the end of your Macinstosh HD (without effecting the MacOSX), making space for a Windows OS to live (or an guess OS). Re-launching the BootCamp Utility (after setting up windows) will allow you to delete the Windows partition, returning your HD tables to the original.

    All the drivers required should be on your System Install Disc, which came with your Mac - ofcourse, unless you have Windows installed, you probably won't find them.

    Just remember to allow enough space for all your applications to live, effortlessly!
    There is no-way to resize the partition without first deleting it and reinstalling everything.
     
  8. gravee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so i actually have to purchase windows to use windows with bootcamp on the mbp?
     
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  10. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Yep!! Spot on!
     
  11. gravee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hah ok im new to the macs so forgive me for my clueless-ness about some of these things. thanks guys for your help :D
     
  12. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    No problem!!
    Everyone was new, once. :)

    Welcome to the World of Mac!
     
  13. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I would have said no you don't really have to buy it, but that's stealing... :rolleyes:
     
  14. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    I wonder would it be "stealing" IF the OP was in China?
    Well.. they don't have copyright rules.. do they..
     
  15. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Seriously.. You kidding right?

    No copyright rules!

    But even then "stealing" something made by Microsoft Corp is stealing! Yes if some bloke were to distribute it as Doors Tista (LOL) then that wont be stealing!
     

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