iMac11,1 and bootcamp. Which version of Windows?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Joko, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Joko macrumors 6502

    Joko

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    I have the iMac11,1 model built April 2010. I want to run bootcamp but don't necessarily want the latest version of windows to save cost..but will buy it if necessary. So, can anyone tell me what is the oldest and the most recent version of Windows I can run on my iMac..or what's most recommended?

    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. elithrar macrumors 6502

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    An OEM version of Windows is really going to cost the same, regardless of version—I don't see why you wouldn't get the best you can (Windows 7).
     
  3. Joko thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the reply. Windows 7 will cost me about double or triple the amount of XP Home or Pro. Buying them used I mean.
     
  4. reclusive46, Jun 4, 2011
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    reclusive46 macrumors 65816

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    If you wait till Monday. I can get you a free Windows 7 copy. If you don't mind downloading 2 GB then burning it to a disk. Just PM me then.
     
  5. elithrar macrumors 6502

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    Used? Worth the risk of it failing activation? If you spent the money on an iMac, just spend the $100 for a copy of Windows 7. Especially if you intend to game, it's a better platform.
     
  6. Collett19 macrumors newbie

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    There are no problems using an OEM version of windows on a bootcamped mac?

    I'm slightly confused aboutthe whole OEM deal. I did buy a retial version of Windows 7 which I installed on my Dell but can't find the dell discs to roll back to Vista if I use my current install of Win7 on my new mac.

    OEM versions are cheap so don't mind buying another. Giving the Dell to my step-dad so don't want to leave it with no OS.

    Sorry to OP for hijacking your thread!
     
  7. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    No, as long as it hasn't been installed and keyed elsewhere. OEM's are difficult to transfer after you've entered the key on a specific machine.
     

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