Vista or XP? which one runs better on Parallel

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  1. netmata macrumors member

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    Hey guys i just bought the following:

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    3.06GHZ INTEL CORE 2 DUO
    4GB 1066MHZ DDR3 SDRAM-2X2GB
    NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 130 512MB
    1.0TB SERIAL ATA DRIVE
    APPLE WIRELESS MIGHTY MOUSE
    WL KYBD & USER'S GUIDE
    COUNTRY KIT,IMAC 24

    Now i am wondering which one runs better on Parallel Win XP or Vista? Can i run both of them without any problems?


    THANKS!!
     
  2. WizardHunt macrumors 68000

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    With your configuration, you should not have any trouble running either one, but I chose XP to run on my mac. I don't like vista period. But you have enough Ram, enough power and enough HD Space to run either one. You should not have any problems. If you haven't I would upgrade to Parallels 4.0 Good luck .
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Both should run without problems. I recommend XP because Vista is a memory eater so you'll shortly notice that your RAM usage is pushed to its limits.
     
  4. netmata thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the reply...but i wont be using vista that often...i just wanna happen to support other users (yes i do get a lot of calls from ppl asking me stuff about windows). Also last time i check, the iSight was not working on Vista (it was a while ago idk if works now) Does any one know anyother problem regarding with Vista or XP on the iMac? Thanksss
     
  5. HazRutter macrumors regular

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    Im using vista on boot camp and it works fine, once you install the drivers.
     
  6. netmata thread starter macrumors member

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  7. HazRutter macrumors regular

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    If you install the drivers on your Mac OS X install disc, yes..
     
  8. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...install winXP on it now and wait until win7 comes out in full release...
     

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