What should I Install?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Lou-Ann, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Lou-Ann macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2014
    Hello everyone!

    I own a Macbook Pro 15-inch - Snow Leopard - version 10.6.8 - Bootcamp 3.1.

    I read on Apple's website that Bootcamp 3 can only run Windows XP and Vista.
    I installed Windows XP and everything went well except the fact that when I launched my Mac OS X disc to update the drivers or whatever, it said that it required Windows 7. So I couldn't have Internet even with a cable.

    My question is, what Windows can I install and run properly with my laptop? I'm desperate and absolutely oblivious when it comes to computers, I've been trying for a week.
  2. macenied macrumors 6502a


    Aug 20, 2014
    Guessing ... you don't say what year your MBP is.

    Windows XP is unsupported now and Windows Vista was not as good as expected, so I'd go to Windows 7. To get it to run nicely, go with Bootcamp 4.

    So, first upgrade your OS X to Lion or Mountain Lion, then install W7 with Bootcamp 4 support. All based on my guess your MBP is 2009 or newer.


    What year is your MBP ?
  3. ScottishDuck macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2010
    Argyll, Scotland
    Depending on the model of your Macbook Pro you should be able to install Windows 7 or 8.1

    The version of bootcamp provided by OSX is rather irrelevant as you can download the windows drivers from Apple
  4. Liberty. macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2008
    If you are able to run Windows 8.1, give it a try.

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