Windows 7 for my iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ag55, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. ag55 macrumors regular

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    I've ordered my iMac 3.06ghz, first time mac guy :cool:
    Anyway i also just ordered Windows 7 and never put any thought into it.

    Will Windows 7 be smooth on the iMac?
    Anyone tested it with RC etc?

    Thank yaw
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Under BootCamp, smooth as it would on a dedicated Windows machine.
     
  3. ag55 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Virtualization is what i will be using mostly i think, its down to Parallels and VMware -- i've heard Parallels its a tad faster and have heard good stuff about it overall.

    Any suggestions :)
     
  4. jvette macrumors 6502

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    I have done this a couple of times with different Window builds and I will tell you that you will find some things that will snag once and awhile when running Windows on MAC. Most of the problems I have had is printers and wireless stuff. I hope Windows 7 is better but you should expect a few snags.
     
  5. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    Have fun, but I'm pretty sure the iMac doesn't have 64bit EFI and will be annoying to get 64bit Windows 7 running on!
     
  6. Jabbamk1 macrumors member

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    I run Xp under parallels every now and then when im not on my main pc. it is very fast and boots up just like a normal system. Of course i haven't tested giant memory sucking apps like PS CS4 but word and clock :p runs fine.

    It would work just like a pc under bootcamp, it also installs all the drivers you need automatically.
     
  7. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    I have one of the new minis and the 64-bit Windows 7 release candidate runs fine under VMware Fusion. Was a piece of cake to install as well (other than Fusion not haveing Windows 7 as a supported operating system... choose Vista x64 or Windows Server 2008 in the new virtual machine assistant).

    A few months ago I had tried the 32-bit version (under Fusion and on an old Pentium IV PC I had lying around) and saw several blue screens and couldn't understand why everyone was raving about Windows 7. After upgrading from an original Intel mini to a new NVIDIA one i tried the 64-bit Windows 7 and have had much better luck.
     
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  9. Mufasa804 macrumors regular

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    I ran Windows 7 on my MBP on VMware fusion. Not too bad. But everytime I use Windows, I remember why I use a Mac.
     
  10. ag55 thread starter macrumors regular

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    :D
    I've been using win7 since the rc came out and its been pretty damn good. I think snow leopard and win7 dualboot will be a perfect match
     

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