Can Macbook run Windows 2003?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RZetlin, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. RZetlin macrumors regular

    RZetlin

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    I have a testing production environment with Windows 2003 at work.

    I run about three Windows 2003 servers in VMWare at a time.

    Can the Macbook:

    1) Run Windows 2003 in Bootcamp?
    2) Run Windows 2003 Virtualized in Mac OS X?
     
  2. TBi macrumors 68030

    TBi

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    Shouldn't be a problem to get it running. Finding drivers for everything is a different matter. However i think it is compatible with XP drivers.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    VMWare or Parallels might ironically be easier, since you'll only need drivers for the "virtual" environment, which is relatively much simpler than the Core architecture and so on...
     
  4. Osarkon macrumors 68020

    Osarkon

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    It would probably be better running it under virtualization as long as your needs can cater with that, due to the lack of compatibility with bootcamp at the moment.
     
  5. Twyntub macrumors member

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    Stick to VMware Fusion and I believe you should be able to move the machines seamlessly between platforms. That feature alone will probably make VMware the best option.
     

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