Using windows on imac


Fatboy71

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I want to use windows 7 on my imac. I've been advised to buy windows 7 full version. I found one on eBay and was wondering if anyone knows if this is the correct windows software and if it will install and work. Thanks

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Hologram-Microsoft-Windows-7-Home-Premium-64-Bit-Full-SP1-Coa-Key-Mar-/130937208289?pt=UK_Computing_Software_Software_SR&hash=item1e7c773de1
From what I've read of the eBay listing it should work.

Are you planning to install through Bootcamp or through Parallels Desktop?
Either way it should work though :)
 

porthole2

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I think you need Win 7 PRO to take advantage of the performance capabilities of the CPU.
 

andycarpman

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I was going to run it through bootcamp. I need to install snow leopard and then was thinking of upgrading to mavericks.
 

porthole2

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Ridiculous. Unless you need domain support, you don't need the Pro version.
There is a little more then "just domain support" difference between Home and Pro for Win 7

I am completely new to iMac world and making what is becoming an arduous task switching from PC's, which I have been using since before they were called PC's. I came to this forum several months ago to start searching on this transition.

That said, I would suggest the the OP check out the Win 7 forums for his answer.

Or he could check this page which has a pretty good chart of the various versions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions