nMP + Parallels + Win 7?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by CH12671, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. CH12671 macrumors 6502

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    So bootcamp only supports windows 8. Would there be any reason that one couldn't install windows 7 via parallels? I don't use windows for gaming, but rather for a few pieces of software that only run on the windows platform. Therefore, I like parallels as it leaves me access to my full osx at the same time. In fact, there are several instances where I will (in the course of doing my work) have parallels running widows 7, windows XP (I have one program that only has support for windows XP) plus OSx. I really don't want to mess with widows 8 if possible. Please, this is an honest question, and I have no desire to start a "you should try windows 8 war." :cool:
    Thanks...
     
  2. Dranix macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, win 7 in Parallels will work just fine. Will do the same with my win7 and VMware.
     
  3. Switchfoot macrumors member

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    I may be wrong, but I believe Windows 7 64-bit is still supported by bootcamp. Again, haven't done it in a while, so things may have changed.
     
  4. ytoyoda macrumors member

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  6. sboerup macrumors 6502

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    Wow seriously no Win 7 support? This is an absolute fail...:D

    I really didn't want to buy Win8 ever. But if I want to play games on windows now I have to. This sucks.
     

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