I want to run windows, need help in software choice

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  1. piginawig macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone, I am getting a mac soon and want to run windows on it. I have a few questions to ask you:

    1.) What is the best for playing games? (Boot Camp, Parallels, ext.)

    2.) How much does (#1) cost? Including everything I need to run windows.

    3.) How much space does (#1) need?

    4.) Does (#1) run Vista, XP, or XP media center (preferred)

    Thanks for your help and if I have any more questions I'll edit this post.
     
  2. j26 macrumors 65832

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    1.) I'd guess Boot Camp is better for games as Windows would run natively on it, rather than running through something else (Parallels etc)

    2.) Free with Leopard

    3.) Depends on what you want to install on the partition. Someone else might have more info

    4.) Apple says "Boot Camp supports the most popular 32-bit releases of Windows XP and Windows Vista."

    hth
     
  3. piginawig thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, thanks for the help, also, do you know how easy it is to install windows with boot camp?
     
  4. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Don't worry, It's simple .... just insert your Windows install disk when asked .. :)
     
  5. Zuplar macrumors regular

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    boot camp is very user friendly and very straight forward. i'm actually debating if i want to put Vista Ultimate or not on my MacBook.
     
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    1) and 3) Bootcamp, which is free with Leopard, and doesn't take up any room (after the Windows installation)

    2) You just need a copy of Windows

    4) It will run XP or Vista 32 bit, but not 64 bit editions.
     
  7. nemex macrumors regular

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    Whatever method you choose for running Windows (virtual machine or bootcamp), make sure you get yourself a good antivirus protection, otherwise you are gonna be sorry... ;)
     

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