New Mini Boot Camp Support

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Wicked1, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

    Wicked1

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    has anyone found out if the new Mini only supports Windows 7, or if it will support XP or Vista?

    I am wondering if the one with the ATI card will support all or at least Vista?
     
  2. MTI macrumors 65816

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    What? You mean it won't support the upcoming Windows 8, 9, 10 . . .? :eek:
     
  3. TheBaconKing macrumors regular

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    No he is asking if the new minis can run windows xp and vista, and I don't see why they wouldn't. Vista wasn't really accepted, but XP is still used widely in the US by many large companies.

    Really nobody has one of the new minis yet cause they are not available till tomorrow at retail (today is online only from what I have read). So until then we won't know for sure. I wouldn't put any money down, but I think that XP should work fine on the new minis. If your worried then just play it safe and wait, or buy one if the last generation Mac Minis.
     
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  5. accessoriesguy macrumors 6502a

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    Bootcamp 3.1 only supports Windows 7 I believe

    for sure windows XP support on boot camp has been stopped. I don't know anything about Vista but I have never heard of Vista Support.

    What is known is that Bootcamp does run Windows 7.
     
  6. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    All 2010-11 models only support 7, officially. It's not particularly fun to use another version, with the drivers and such.
     
  7. joe1946 macrumors regular

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    I have Windows 7 using Bootcamp and XP Pro using VMware Fusion 2 on my 2009 2.26Ghz 4GB Mac Mini. If you want XP or Vista just use that or Parallels .

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  8. accessoriesguy macrumors 6502a

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    Note on VM Ware, Parallels, and virtual machining in general.

    I virtual machine its great, but make sure to have at least 4GB of RAM, if you want to run crazy things on your mac and windows at the same time, or run multiple OS's at the same time i recommend you get 8GB of RAM.

    Just a friendly reminder, this is the only time 8GB RAM is not over kill!
     
  9. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Is it easy to setup Bootcamp and install Windows 7 ?
     

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