Win7 Buying Guide

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Michael73, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Michael73 macrumors 65816

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    Since 2008 I've been running and OEM System Builder copy of WinXP in VMWare Fusion that I got at my local Frys. In early '11 when I bought my MBP I used migration assistant to set up that machine and to my surprise, it also imaged my WinXP virtual machine. That's where I stand today.

    Since most of my clients are now running Win7, I thought I'd join the crowd. I'm thinking about going to the OEM System Builder route again and getting Win7 Professional but the question is should I purchase the 32bit or 64bit version? Are there any things I should be aware of when running this OS with VMWare or on the machines I have? BTW, I'm running Fusion v5.0.2 on both machines.
     
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    I'd get the 64 bit version and allocate 4 gb ram to the virtual machine. Whatever version you get, the product key will work on both a 32 bit and 64 bit install. You can legally download the iso for either version and use the OEM key.
     

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