Windows 7 - Graphics Switching?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Seraphx17, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Seraphx17 macrumors member

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    If I were to boot camp Windows 7 onto my i7 MBP, how would the graphics cards work? Does the mbp do graphic card switching in Windows with the drivers it came with? If not, which card is on?
     
  2. hypermog macrumors regular

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    It does not use graphics switching, it just uses the 330m all the time. Therefore, the performance is great but the battery is worse than OS X.
     
  3. kunfunyu macrumors member

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    Anyone k ow where to get the cheapest windows 7? My core i7 15-inch is coming, and this is the first Mac I can put windows on. Any suggestions would help!
     
  4. jmdMac macrumors regular

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    I would also like to know where the best place to pick up windows 7 is...I have some pricey software that I don't really want to replace.
     
  5. migsev macrumors regular

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  6. Azathoth macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering about this too.

    FFS why can't Apple write some drivers to allow switching, even if it requires a reboot. I'm sick of Apple's anti-competitive shenanigans, which are to the detriment of the consumer.
     
  7. Rogue. macrumors regular

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    I have used this site several times in the past. Just bought a Win 7 upgrade for my desktop, and a Win 7 full version for my Son's XP machine:

    http://windows-warehouse.com/

    Pay, download, burn, and install.
     

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