Can the macbook pro handle it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by IchBinMatt, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. IchBinMatt macrumors newbie

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    I am installing vmware fusion on my brand new macbook pro 2.4 ghz with 4gb ram. I want to install vista or xp. Can the macbook pro handle running vista through vmware? Would I have to turn the fancy transparent stuff off?

    I am pretty sure it can, but vmware cannot.

    I just want to be sure before I mess up tommorow.
     
  2. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a

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    Dude....a SR MBP will eat Vista alive. Especially if you have 4GB of RAM.


    You haven't seen the commercials? Its the fastest Vista laptop available :p
     
  3. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Oh Fo sure.

    I have to run XP for work so I always have XP running in VMWare and it runs great. Sometime I get lagged up with the syslogd and mDNSresourcer resources. I think this has to do with the network at my job and NOT because of VMWare or XP.
     
  4. IchBinMatt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have seen the commercials, but they relate to boot camp running them.

    How would VMware Fusion run them?
     
  5. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    I ran Vista Business on my MacBook with 512MB RAM in VMWare Fusion. It ran just fine so long as I wasn't doing more than 1 thing... or playing solitaire. Vista's solitaire is 3D accelerated, and at the time, VMWare did not have DX9 support. No idea how it would do now, but I suspect that you will be alright.
     
  6. palmerized macrumors regular

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    OMG yes -- the MacBook Pro will run Vista or XP awesomely.

    I'd give Parallels a whirl too. It's awesome...
     
  7. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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    It handles vista better than most pc laptops do!!!!
     

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