Is bootcamp free?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kingc0bra, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. kingc0bra macrumors regular

    kingc0bra

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    Also, how did you guys get a version of Windows? I have a laptop with Windows on it, can I somehow get the Key for that windows and reinstall on the mac? Will I need the ISO/CD?
     
  2. The Economist, Aug 13, 2015
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    The Economist macrumors 6502

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    Yes it is free. You need to buy a new Windows copy though. You can install it via a CD/DVD or a USB since you can't use the Windows key from your other computer.

    How to install Windows using Bootcamp.
     
  3. kingc0bra thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks The Economist...

    Are there any advantages to using Parallels instead of Boot Camp?
     
  4. The Economist macrumors 6502

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    Well Bootcamp is free and Parallels is a paid app that let's you start Windows while still on OS X (hence the name), whereas with Bootcamp you need to restart your computer to boot into Windows.
     

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