Thinking about going Windows fulltime

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TSE, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. TSE macrumors 68030

    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    2011 MacBook Pro.

    Thinking about going to Windows fulltime through Bootcamp... I use Solidworks and Keyshot a lot and Parallels ain't cutting it, plus dual-booting with files on each side is annoying. I will probably keep a small partition with OSX on it for updates and incase I want to go back.

    Is this a good idea? What's recommended? Windows 7 or 8.1? Will I be able to update to Windows 9 when it comes out?
  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    I've heard of folks setting up 3 partitions. Two smaller partitions for Windows and OSX and a large partition for all of the shared files. That could be an option.

    Anyway, there isn't anything preventing you from running Windows full time on a Mac. I still prefer Windows 7 over 8.1, but I've also spent more time using 7.
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Windows 8.1 has many quirks fixed. Go with that. Yes, those engineering class programs are always best ran under a native setup.

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