Running Windows as well

Discussion in 'macOS' started by zoran, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    What is the best way to run windows and MacOSX on an mid 2010 iMac?
     
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  3. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So let me know if i get this. BCamp is an installation of Windows to a different partition on the hard drive and while booting (the iMac in my case) the user gets an option whether to boot into OSX or Windows.

    Might there be a tutorial on how to do the installation of BCamp and also what to consider (how much space needed for each Windows version etc.) in making the partition used by Windows?
     
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    Yes, you get the option to boot to ether. The Apple Bootcamp package makes the Windows partition for you. If you read the that site I linked it explains it all pretty well.
     
  5. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Guys what about Parallels, are there any upsides and downsides compared to Bootcamp for an occasional use of Windows?
     
  6. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Much prefer Boot Camp as it lets you run Windows at native speeds. I've tried VM's and I don't like them.
     
  7. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Bootcamp is only good for native Windows to play games. If you are not going to play games or run high graphic programs then you would be better off with the more stable VMware Mac Fusion since it is cheaper and has better upgraded pricing. Plus it's the one businesses rely on.
     
  8. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    How do i boot in MacOSX or Windows if i have Bootcamp installed? Is there some combination of keys at startup?
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Just hold the option key at boot and you will see a boot manager.
     
  10. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    On a Pc's keyboard which key would be the equivalent to the option key? :eek:
     
  11. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    alt or option would get you the boot selector.
     

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