Can the MacBook Pro handle Windows 7?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PoloDude, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. PoloDude macrumors newbie

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    Windows 7 Is looking out to be pretty nifty, and I have a spanking new MacBook Pro en route to my home. Will I be able to run the beta on it?
     
  2. cerealj macrumors member

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    For sure. Windows 7 even runs on netbooks, provided they have 1GB of RAM.
     
  3. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    How long until it is renamed Windows OS VII?
     
  4. PoloDude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It'll run fine, but don't expect the battery to last as long as it does in OS X; Windows' power management is appalling.
     
  6. DJ567 macrumors regular

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    it works perfectly in vmware only my mbp with on 768mb ram allocated so can only imagine would be amazing in bootcamp... however my vista is bought paid for and activated on bootcamp have no intention of removing it
     
  7. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Why not?


    Sort of true guess. I typically get 3.5 hours of battery on OS X and I got a little more than 2.5 hours in Windows 7
     
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    I get about 4.5 in OS X and 2 in 7, on a 2006 MBP.
     
  9. The ArchAngel macrumors regular

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    Absolutely. I've successfully run the beta on both VMWare Fusion and via Boot Camp with little trouble.
     
  10. djellison macrumors 68020

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    It's the drivers provided by Apple. Windows laptops can and do last as long, or longer, than MB's and MBP's under OSX.

    Doug
     

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