does bootcamp slow your mac down?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Tumej, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Tumej macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2012
    when you install bootcamp, will your mac be slower than before bootcamp?

    can i nootcamp with windows 7 update cd?
  2. NZed macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2011
    Canada, Eh?
    I have notice some slowdowns, but its been over a year. its time for that Windows reinstall!
  3. JustMe74 macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2011
    No. You should not notice any difference when booting into OS X.
  4. boto macrumors 6502


    Jun 4, 2012
    There is a LARGE difference for traditional hard drives. I went from 40 seconds to 60 boot after installing Windows and the applications I needed on a iMac 27" 2011. In terms of SSDs, it should be a very small margin like 0-3 seconds depending on the size and quantity you have on the windows partition.
  5. avro707 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2010
    No slowdowns on my Mac Pro here, it runs fast all the time so it seems.

    But at work Bootcamp runs on iMac 27" with Core i7 860 processor and 8gb ram. It uses Windows XP 32bit - because of the outdated IT build (new computers all have Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit).

    I also have Symantec Anti-virus that loads on startup at work in mac OS, and whatever happens on start-up, it is dreadful. Just walk away and do something else, it's pathetic. And then you decide to start VMWare to run the bootcamp configured install of XP. Oh dear. It is appalling. :(

    Starting directly into XP with the Command key at start up is a little better.

    So it depends on the machine and the installation/configuration on each machine.
  6. Darby67 macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2011
    the corner of Fire and Brimstone
    I haven't noticed any difference in any respects with the speed of any of my Macs. Been using Bootcamp in various systems from beta up to today's version.

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