Windows 7 and Office 2007 on 13.3 MBP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by danahn17, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. danahn17 macrumors 6502

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    Hi! Long time lurker posting here for the first time... i did a search but couldn't find anything so please be kind if it's already been asked :p

    Anyways, i recently bought a 13.3" MacBook Pro in its most basic configuration (2GB RAM, 2.26 Ghz processor). I was wondering if it would be possible to adequately run Windows 7 and Office 07 Ultimate through Parallels with my 2GB configuration. I won't be doing anything crazy like running Office and Photoshop at the same time, but I don't want Office 7 to run so slow that it is unusable.

    So, do you guys think I can run it adequately with 2GB RAM? I do plan on upgrading my RAM to at least 4GB in the future (which i know will help a lot) but that probably won't happen right away. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Windows 7.. at least 2GB minimum and that's pretty much pushing it. I'd upgrade to 4GB if all out possible.
     
  3. danahn17 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hmm okay. looks like 4GB it will be. :) Any recs on running it at 32 or 64 bits?
     
  4. ayeying macrumors 601

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    If it's just VMWare Fusion only, then 32-bit. If it's going to be Boot Camp, 64-bit.
     

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