Install Windows opreating system on MAC?

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  1. josh36 macrumors newbie

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    I have heard that windows can be installed on mac. Please guide me how do i install windows 7 on MAC OS.
     
  2. jonen560ti macrumors member

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    First thing. do you have a Windows 7 iso or CD?
     
  3. josh36, Apr 9, 2016
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    i have it i need method how do it do it on MAC
    --- Post Merged, Apr 9, 2016 ---
    Reference

    Here is what I got from old post does this method work in my case.
     
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  5. Jack Neill macrumors member

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    If you install before july, you get a free upgrade to Windows 10.
     
  6. josh36 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Jack Neill I think windows 7 is sufficient enough for me.
     
  7. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    Which Mac do you own?

    If it's the new 12" you want Windows 10 from the start.
     
  8. josh36 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am using old model well i don't need to upgrade to windows 10. Windows 7 is enough to meet my needs
     
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  10. Buerkletucson macrumors 6502

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    I just installed Parallels and had WIN10 up and running in 15 minutes.
    Sure works slick and sharing of resources is a simple process.
    Nice you can start/shutdown Windows without rebooting.

    The USB C to USB adapter works perfect in WIN10 also.
     
  11. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    It would help us here if you could tell us which Mac you are using.
    "old model" doesn't offer much information. :D
    Go to your Apple Menu, then About this Mac. The information on that screen can be important to give you the best help.
     
  12. GIZBUG macrumors 65816

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    Just ordered 27" iMac.
    I have a few programs that must run on windows.
    So I am debating whether to use Parallels, or use BOOTCAMP to have windows 10 on my mac. I have 2TB hd, so was thinking 1TB for Mac, 1TB for windows 10/bootcamp.
     
  13. IowaLynn macrumors 6502a

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    You have option of both then, dual boot and use as Parallels VM
     
  14. Riwam macrumors 6502a

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    Should you have problems with BootCamp to install Windows 7 (my case) there is in YouTube an interesting video explaining a method without BootCamp to install Windows 7, 8.1 or 10.
    It uses the free boot manager reFind.
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  15. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    Your model of MacBook and what version of Boot Camp determines which version of Windows you need in April 2016. You can't just choose the version of Windows you want. Some may not install at all, some may be glitchy, some may be slow.

    What we know is that if you spend the money and install a purchased copy of Windows 10 you will be happy.

    BJ
     
  16. Riwam macrumors 6502a

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    If the thread starter wants Windows 7 and does not need any other, there is no logic to try to convince him to prefer another Windows.
    One should assume that his mac allows Windows 7. :rolleyes:
    By the way...
    There is an interesting video in YouTube showing how to install Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 without going from the very beginning through BootCamp.
    I tried it and have now Windows 10 running in a elder mac which, according to Apple, should only allow via BootCamp Windows 7. :D
    I don't therefore see any problem even if a particular BootCamp doesn't play nicely with a certain Windows.
    Often there is more than one way to reach one's goal. :)
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  17. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    Over the past year we see way too many people try to save a whopping $90 on Windows 10 on their $1,600 notebooks, driving themselves crazy with frustration and badmouthing Apple and Microsoft for no reason.

    If you want your MacBook to run Windows, buy it. Buy the latest version and move on. The cost is too silly to discuss.

    BJ
     
  18. Riwam macrumors 6502a

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    It's not only a matter of money or saving some. :rolleyes:
    Windows 7 pleased and still pleases countless Windows users who did not and do not like the GUI of 8, 8.1 or 10. :eek:
    That was the only reason why Microsoft offered Windows 10 as a free upgrade and extended that offer not only to the previous 8.1 but also to the previous-to-the-previous Windows 7. :D

    I still prefer by far the looks of Windows 7 and thanks to "Classic Shell" I get that GUI in newer Windows.
    Many, many, many, many people do the same.:)

    This is by the way not only the case in Windows. :rolleyes:
    Whoever reads different posts in different threads of this forum sees that many people preferred by far the Icons and the Dock of OSX versions previous to Yosemite and El Capitan.
    Thanks to "cDock" for instance, one can modify the looks of the present Dock. :)
    Whoever believes that people's choices are only a matter of money, does not understand human kind.
    Money is no doubt very important but not everything in people's scale of values. o_O
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  19. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    There was a time that the look and feel of an operating system meant something. Today, it's a different world. We live in an app era now, and just like iOS, it's not about the operating system at all- it's just about easily getting to apps.

    Windows 10 is just like Windows 7 and 8, it's icons on a desktop, nothing else really matters. Where Windows 10 excels is in stability and speed. Suggest everyone take advantage of it all.

    But as relates to Windows on a Mac, save the headaches and save the time, just spend the money and install the newest Boot Camp and the newest Windows and be done with it.

    BJ
     
  20. Riwam macrumors 6502a

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    That is simply not true.
    Today like in the past the OS and the way to handle it are main criteria for consumers to chose what they buy.
    Any Mac is a Mac because of the OSX operating system behind it. :rolleyes:
    You can use Photoshop, Microsoft Office and almost all other applications in a Windows environment as well.
    However all the people buying a mac prove that the OS of Apple is very important to them in spite of the fact that present mac computers use Intel processors like their Windows counterparts and most of the hardware is the same.
    The same applies to iOS regarding Android. Most of the Apps can be obtained in either OS.
    The operating system is the main reason for the buyer's choice.
    Otherwise there would not be a MacRumors Forum for lack of interest?:D
     
  21. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    It's cute how wrong you are. The people using MacBooks break down like this:

    Media Professionals: People who get paid to use computers as a primary source of income in the fields of print, publishing, TV, movies, etc.

    Students: College kids who use their notebooks 50% for word processing and 50% screwing around.

    IT Departments: Fortune 500 companies whose exec's prefer a Mac because it's what they're used to as an alternative to the HP or Dell they would otherwise be provided.

    Mac is still less than 8% of the computing OS business despite being around since the 1980's, despite having led with innovation in the 90's and 00's, despite the dominance in mobile. All in all, OSX is a market share failure. No one wants it. It's a niche OS. It's not the "main reason" people buy a Mac.

    MacBook hardware, that's the reason and that's a different story. Apple is the best at design and weight reduction and that's what really matters to today's notebook users. My family, we own 5 MacBooks, 2 iMacs, 3 Wimdows notebooks, 2 Windows desktops. My wife and I own MacBooks because we are very wealthy and successful businesspeople and they are lightweight for travel and boardrooms. My kids own MacBooks because they are students and wealthy offspring and couldn't be seen in public with big, clunky PC's or the Chromebook's they got for free at school. MacBook's are luxury items. No different than our Rolexes and BMW's.

    The OS? We don't care. Just a desktop with icons to the apps we use. And it's the differences in those apps that's annoying between OSX and Windows and it's that reason that I use Windows 10 exclusively on my 12" MacBook. Best hardware and best software combo there is for the traveling EVP.

    If Apple made it easy to install Windows or released "MacBook For Windows" in their stores they'd actually sell a meaningful amount of them. Considering their stock price, methinks that is coming soon to a mall near you.

    BJ
     
  22. Riwam macrumors 6502a

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    So YOU don't care about the OS.
    That makes the OS unimportant for all the mac users in THE WHOLE WORLD.
    No sense to argue with somebody enlightened by the TRUTH, THE ONLY TRUTH :D
     
  23. IowaLynn macrumors 6502a

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    People do like Apple laptops as hardware and to run "foreign" operating systems Whether BSD or Linux or even Windows.
     
  24. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Apple does actually make it easy to install Windows.
    It's called "Boot Camp", and installing Windows is its main purpose.
    Whether that really is easy to add Windows to your Mac, well, that is something for you to decide.
    Some users have no difficulty at all - others struggle, perhaps by deciding that it somehow works differently than what Apple provides.
    You do kinda have to follow the steps, as Apple lays them out, without throwing in your own interpretation of how to install Windows. It's a big mistake that some folks make with Boot Camp.
     

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