Purchased New iMac in September, I want to add Windows

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tklamb888, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. tklamb888 macrumors newbie

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    I have already purchased VM Fusion3. Should I install XP Pro or Windows 7 Pro? Any advice? 32bit or 64bit?
     
  2. Bagellord macrumors newbie

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    My advice is Windows 7. That being said, I am currently trying to figure out a way to salvage my installation after I cut power due to a lock up after I did something stupid. I pray that I can somehow recover the files and then reinstall.
     
  3. sravana macrumors regular

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    I run XP with no problems (knock on wood). Be sure that 7 is supported by VMW - if I was starting over I'd probably still use XP due to compatibility issues with software I use on XP.
     
  4. Bagellord macrumors newbie

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    I had no issues running Windows 7 64-bit in VMWare or boot camp, aside from the complete lack of 64-bit drivers on Apple's part, for my iMac.
     
  5. Ashka macrumors 6502a

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    Apple have reported that they will have Windows 7 support in BootCamp by the end of the year.
     
  6. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't board the Windows 7 ship just yet. Microsoft and VMWare will inevitably need to iron out some kinks on their software (the former probably more so).
     

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