Help with BootCamp/Parallels

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ryan Burgess, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Ryan Burgess macrumors 6502

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    Honestly, I don't know whether BootCamp or Parallels is going to be better for me so I'd like to try them both. But I need help knowing how to install windows.

    If I purchase Windows 8 ISO from the microsoft online store here: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store...o-Upgrade-–-Student-Offer/productID.264954100

    is this the right product to install on my MacBook Pro for use with bootcamp/parallels? Thanks for your help!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    That's an upgrade, you'll need a windows bootable system to use that. You need to purchase the full version of windows, not an upgrade.
     
  3. Ryan Burgess thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is there somewhere I can buy the full version online and have it download? I don't have a dvd drive in my rMBP and would just like to download an ISO if possible.

    Thanks
     
  4. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    This is the version you want.

    Also, you can run Parallels with a Boot Camp installation. Install Windows via Boot Camp first. Get it up and running, then install Parallels. The only catch is that you would have to re-activate Windows. It might not activation online, but it will work if you use the phone method.
     

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