Is Bootcamp beta reliable?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jamiephofe, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. Jamiephofe macrumors member

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    #1
    Pretty straight forward question.

    Certain plugins I use are only compatible with Windows, so I will have to dual boot Mac OS and Windows. Obviously the Bootcamp released with Leopard will be stable (hopefully), but I need my MBP in October, not 3 months from October when it finally ships.

    I need to know whether performance will be affected as it is a beta release, also if there are any additional complications due to running the beta version.

    Thank you

    - Jamie
     
  2. XheartcoreboyX macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder the same thing..is Bootcamp going to run EXACTLY like using a pc with windows on it??
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes. Bootcamp is just a BIOS emulator in EFI. Once Windows boots it no longer uses the BIOS for hardware access so it's totally like running on a normal PC. The hardware is the same.
     
  4. Frosty1 macrumors member

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    I've got Bootcamp, to play my games on, and it it works perfectly fine and is very reliable for me
     
  5. Jamiephofe thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you :)
     
  6. XheartcoreboyX macrumors 6502a

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    So if i have ANY usb/Express card device..that ONLY works on windows would it work on mac by bootcamp by simply installing the drivers??
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It would work whilst you were running Windows but not in OSX.
     
  8. XheartcoreboyX macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks that was very helpful :eek:
     
  9. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    It's 100% Windows which means it's just as reliable as the Windows you put on it.
     

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