Install VM Fusion or new cpu for windows

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by alainr, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. alainr macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2008
    I had my first one on one session at the apple store today for my new imac. I need to use a few windows programs, but will mainly use the apple side. i plan to install Fusion.

    The apple person advised against it--said it might void any apple warranties and more likely to cause problems/get viruses via email downloads, etc. He suggested buying a $300 Dell and using that for windows programs instead of buying windows XP and fusion.

    2 computers on my desk is more of a hassle, but it cld be done.

    are there problems useing fusion and windows programs on the imac?

    Can i send a windows attachment to an email that i send on the mac side?

  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    The Apple person who said those things is doing drugs. Void warranty? WTF.

    No there aren't any problems.
  3. Watabou macrumors 68040


    Feb 10, 2008
    United States
    I have never had any problems using Fusion. If you are careful, you should be fine. And make sure you check that the home folder is read only. That should prevent the mac getting viruses if the windows side gets one.

    You should be fine with Fusion.

    And I think the Apple guy is off his rocker because installing Windows via Fusion does NOT cause it to void any apple warranties.
  4. Trip.Tucker Guest

    Mar 13, 2008
    How the f**k does the Mac get a Windows virus?! Don't make jackass statements. If the Windows install becomes completely infested there will be nil impact on the Mac.
  5. Watabou macrumors 68040


    Feb 10, 2008
    United States
    No. I meant that if a file that has viruses gets on the Mac, that file could then be transferred accidentally to Windows to affect that. I don't make jackass statements unless I'm being really stupid.
  6. mreg376 macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    You're kidding, right? If an "apple person" said such a thing he or she should be fired.
  7. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    install Windows inside Fusion to use both operating systems at the same time (although Windows will be a little slow as its in a virtual machine) or use Boot Camp to install Windows on another partition for native speed.

    installing Windows thru Boot Camp is just like using a PC so there is so reason to buy a new Dell. also what Dell are you getting for $300? running Windows on your iMac will be a lot faster.

    also IF you get a virus in your Windows virtual machine or on your Boot Camp partition it wont infect the Mac side. and you can always use anti virus in Windows or re-install if it gets infected. this will not affect your Mac side either.

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