Installing XP Or Windows 7??

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Maiden24, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Maiden24 macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2010
    I have a macbook pro 17inch mid 2010 model, with the i7 processor. I wanted to install windows on my mac, purposely for gaming only and maybe 3-4 other applications. I have a couple of games like, diablo 2, starcraft, a couple of steam games, etc. Which version of windows should i install, either windows 7 64 bit or windows xp media center edition 32 bit. I only think i have xp media center edition in 32 bit. Which would my games run better on 32 bit or 64 bit? Also, i wanted to install convertxtodvd, dvd fab, and a stereoscopic player, so i can play 3D movies basically. I have upgraded the ram from 4 gb to 8 gb. Otherwise, my system specs, should follow as :
    nvidia geforce 330m gt, 500 gb hd, 2.66 ghz i7 processor.
    Right now, i have css, dod:s,tf2, on steam for mac if i run it max at my native res. 1920x1200 i get 30 fps, on windows 7 (when i had it installed) i was getting 70-100. that's another reason i want windows.

    What is your recommendations??
  2. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    New York, USA
    Your kidding right? Windows 7 64-bit (and then update to Service Pack 1).
  3. Maiden24 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2010
    i don't know i always here that windows xp is the best for gaming, i like windows 7 but idk, will win 7 run everything better?
  4. NZed macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2011
    Canada, Eh?
    Not anymore! Win 7 is better!

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