[Win7 in Boot Camp] Current Q: Does Win7 recognize FireWire devices?

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  1. PockieLoli :3, Jan 25, 2011
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    PockieLoli :3 macrumors member

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    New question is in the thread title.

    Hello all. Apologies if this is a silly question but I'd like to know what type of specs you get while running Windows 7 through BootCamp. Do some specs magically change due to running on a different OS or what? I ask because I'm going to use BootCamp for gaming purposes, so I'd like to be able to compare my specs to system requirements when I choose games to purchase.

    Some extra details:
    -I run on an early 2009 13" white Macbook.
    -Fully updated to Snow Leopard 10.6.6.
    -I plan to install Windows 7 Ultimate (x64).

    Thanks in advance for any help! :]

    EDiT: Oh, also... can anyone give me an estimate of how long a clean reinstall of my Mac OS X would take so I may manage my time with some preparation? The last time I tried to install BootCamp I had disk fragmentation issues. I posted a thread about it here too and I came to the solution of wiping my Mac clean.
     
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  3. PockieLoli :3 thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow, that's nice to see. I read somewhere else that it took a user 12 hours... I won't be restoring any data because I don't have an external HDD to use with Time Machine. I've come to terms with just reinstalling the applications I frequently use. However, through the Snow Leopard disc, will I still be getting the applications that originally came with my Mac?; iMovie, GarageBand, etc.
     
  4. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    You should have a separate dvd that came with your mac for iLife, which includes iMovie, iweb, and iphoto (maybe garage band too).


     
  5. PockieLoli :3 thread starter macrumors member

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    Alright, I just looked through the box my MacBook came in and it's there. How about the drivers so that I can get my keyboard and trackpad to work in Windows? I've read elsewhere that the Mac OS X installation DVD that comes with the MacBook works. However, how about my Snow Leopard installation disc instead since that's what my MacBook is running on now?
     
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    Yes. That's where the Boot Camp 3.x drivers will be if you have a retail upgrade Snow Leopard disc.

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  7. PockieLoli :3, Jan 26, 2011
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    PockieLoli :3 thread starter macrumors member

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    -snip-
    Figured out what was originally posted here; here's another question.


    Will Windows 7 in Boot Camp recognize devices plugged in via Firewire?
    The device I'm referring to is a G-Technology external hard drive; it's Mac/Windows compatible.
     

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