Mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Macrookie86, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Macrookie86 macrumors member

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    I have a mac mini and I would like to have running parallels with windows 8 and was wondering can I order it with this installed from apple or do I have to do it when it comes and what is the easiest way to do it?
     
  2. mapleleafer macrumors regular

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  3. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    You have a mini already, or you're going to order one? :confused:

    I don't think Apple "installs" Parallels -- you'll just get the software in a box with your order. So there's no point taking back your Mac, to re-order it with Parallels.
     
  4. Spink10 Suspended

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    Except for saving $200 or more by buying from B&H Video
     
  5. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    True, though is $200 really worth time packing up and returning the old one, waiting for delivery, unpacking the new one and reinstalling everything as you had it before?

    I always find it's useful to "charge yourself" an hourly rate for your time, as a means of working out whether it's better to do it yourself or pay someone else to do it; or in this case, whether the time spent is worth the effort of doing it at all.
     
  6. Spink10 Suspended

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    In my opinion - yes

    You have until Jan 7th to return to Apple - Holiday Return Period.

    I am not rich though - so it may differ from others.
     
  7. blanka macrumors 68000

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    Just download Virtual Box. It is free and does the sames as Parallels. It offers Windows 8 installation and works with Parallels disk images too.
     
  8. 53x12 macrumors 68000

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    Yes! $200 is a lot of bones. You could buy a very nice SSD for that. If it was $15-20 you might have a point. But $200, I would be all over that.
     

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