Problems with Win 7 RC on new iMac?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mac.fly, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. mac.fly macrumors regular

    mac.fly

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    #1
    In a few weeks I will buy another iMac. I'll have to install
    Boot Camp/Windows for some Win programs.
    Now I don't want to buy Vista (£100) and then a few months later
    pay again for Win 7. Is it possible to use Win 7 RC until then
    or will I get problems and lose much time...?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    Many are running Windows 7 already with only a few problems here and there

    If you use MRoogle to search on Windows 7 you will find plenty of threads describing the installation and troubleshooting

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. mac.fly thread starter macrumors regular

    mac.fly

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    #3
    That's what I meant when I wrote:
    "will I get problems and lose much time...?"
    ... ;)

    Does Boot Camp accept Win 7 RC?
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Yes. Please use the search feature that you have been linked.
     
  5. DataCabbitKSW macrumors newbie

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    It isn't as straight forward as the current BootCamp installs for XP or Vista, but it is still pretty easy. Basically you start the BootCamp setup as if it were a Vista install, and move on from there with the Windows 7 bits. Before you start, make sure you have all the BootCamp updates including the x64 stuff, and I think the most recent version is 2.1. Check your Apple updates or the Apple Support website for the most recent bits. This is the link that I found for what I think is the most recent:
    http://tinyurl.com/65n6xj
    This guide is a fairly good walkthrough of the process:
    http://tinyurl.com/7uph6j
    Also, if you are using a MacBook Air (or just don't want to use a DVD-R and have a flash drive large enough):
    http://tinyurl.com/6t85vp
     

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