Refurbished

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Frankie., Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Frankie. macrumors regular

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    Do the refurbished MacBook Pro 13" come with Bootcamp or do I need to buy separately?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Come with Boot Camp, you need a copy of Windows.
     
  3. Frankie. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I actually own a copy of Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 so I'm good. If I ever decide to reformat my Mac, is bootcamp on the Mac OS cd or will I have lost bootcamp software?
     
  4. CPD_1 macrumors 6502

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    BootCamp is a part of the standard install of OS X. You'll want to hold on to your disc for other reasons though, mainly because it has all of the drivers you'll need under windows.
     
  5. Frankie. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great, just want I needed to know. My question now though, since Bootcamp is on OS X cd, why do people buy it separately for much more money?
     
  6. tofagerl macrumors 6502a

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  7. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Perhaps he's thinking of Parallels and VMware...

    Cheers,
     
  8. CPD_1 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, if you're thinking of things like Parallels, there are reasons for wanting to run Windows right along side OS X. Parallels, VMware, and VirtualBox allow you to run Windows inside of OS X itself, while Boot Camp requires you to restart your computer and choose to launch Windows. Both have advantages and disadvantages.
     

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