Macbook Questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by the ripper18, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. the ripper18 macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2007
    I'm getting a MB soon, and I have a few questions:

    1. Where can I get Windows XP Home Edition w/ SP2 cheap?

    2. Will a virus you get while running Windows thru Bootcamp affect the OSX partition?

    3. How well will the following games work?
    What do they work better on? OSX or XP?
    (The second part doesn't apply for the last 4 games.)

    World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade
    Call of Duty 2
    Homeworld 2
    Starcraft: Broodwar
    Splinter Cell
    The Sims
    The Sims 2
    "The Movies" Game

    Ragnarok Online
    Guild Wars: Nightfall
    Counter Strike: Source
    Warhammer 40k

    4. Can you upgrade your RAM after buying it, or do you have to do it when you buy it?

    Anyone who can answer any of these would be extremely helpful to me.

  2. maladroit macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2006
    You can get a Virus running XP on bootcamp-- yes...

    Call of Duty 2 will NOT run on a MB...

    PPC apps run fine, they are TOO bad running through rosetta...

    Sorry I can't answer the rest of them
  3. rhagen macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2007
    San Diego, California
    If you are going to be playing games, don't get a macbook. You also can't down grade a macbook HD.
  4. the ripper18 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2007
    Will the virus affect both XP and OSX?
    Why won't COD2 run on it?
    What is rosetta, and what do you mean by "they run fine, but are TOO bad running through rosetta"?
  5. Tumeg101 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2007
    Orange County, California
    1) I don't know,
    2) I don't know,
    3) I don't know,
    4) Yes you can, and the warranty will still be valid...
  6. maladroit macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2006
    COD2 needs a much better graphics card, I've tried running it, it's pointless.

    I don't know about the virus affecting the OS X partition, I'm if a virus infected a lot of files, it would be possible.

    more to come, at work, sorry
  7. velocityg4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 19, 2004
    1. buy XP here relatively cheap.

    2. A Windows Virus will not affect Mac OS X at all. It is a completely different OS from Windows. Nor would Linux, Unix, or FreeBSD be affected if you so chose to run those OS's as well.

    3. Some of the games will run but all quite poorly. If you want to game get a Macbook Pro. The video card is one of the most if not the most important factor in games.

    4. As others have said yes you can upgrade the RAM without affecting your warranty. Assuming you do not physically damage the computer while installing said memory.

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