Why I won't bootcamp Windows 7

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  1. HIMAN1998 macrumors 6502

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    I found out why I won't bootcamp Windows 7 onto my MacBook. It's all in the installation. I have a desktop PC that I thought was dead, but I decided to try and revive it. I took out some RAM and it booted, but I found out my hard drive was bad. I got an old 250GB from a laptop and put it in there. It's currently installing Windows updates. Possibly the longest install I've ever seen, especially for my 50/25 connection through ethernet. I don't want to attempt that on my MacBook.
     
  2. Mnowell69 macrumors regular

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    Is that the only reason you wont bootcamp?
    I wont bootcamp because i dont want to.
     
  3. HIMAN1998 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I want to, but I had too much trouble trying earlier. The trackpad was working erratically and no tap to click.
     
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    mine came pre-installed on my macbook 2010 but it all worked perfectly. took it off because i use windows on my other lappy.
     
  5. HIMAN1998 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I use it on my desktop, I think Windows is a better operating environment for a desktop, and Mac is best for portable. Linux can be on either and work fine. I might try to bootcamp Ubuntu.
     
  6. MeUnix macrumors 6502

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    Just curious as to why this is your reasoning? I would think you would get the same experience from the same OS (Apple, Linux, or Windows) in a desktop or portable.
     
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    The only reason i would have windows on a desktop is for playing games as a windows desktop is infinitely more expandable than a mac.
     
  8. HIMAN1998 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    With a desktop running Windows, you can run things like games better, especially on a desktop. Plus, new Macs aren't easily upgradable, and if I build my desktop, I can upgrade that as much as possible. Sure, there's hackintosh, but I would rather just stick to Windows on a desktop. Also, some desktops run much faster than laptops in the Windows world. I was using my friend's iMac with an i3, 4GB RAM, etc. and I saw no improvement over my MacBook. When I had a Windows laptop, there was a huge improvement between it and my desktop.
     
  9. MeUnix, Sep 24, 2013
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    I see what you're saying. Just for clarification, I wasn't doubting you ;)

    I agree that Windows is where it's at for the gamers, like you said they're more expandable
     
  10. rjcalifornia macrumors 6502a

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    The only reason I bootcamp is because of Visual Studio or Microsoft SQL Manager
     
  11. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    Installing windows updates from a fresh install is about as slow as downloading iOS. It has almost nothing to do with your connection speed. You can just install windows 7 and start using it. Day by day, it will download more updates automatically. No need to do them all at once or even any of them as windows 7 is very secure and stable out of the box.
     

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