Windows 7 home premium on a Macbook pro

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  1. Alexjones, Sep 20, 2011
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    Alexjones macrumors 6502

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    I just purchased Windows home premium full version for my MBP. I wanted professional, But Best buy was sold out. Is there a major difference between the two and will flash run smoother on the windows partition as opposed to my lion partition? ( Cooler temps ). I didn't open the box yet.
     
  2. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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  3. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    There is a major difference, but it won't be recognized unless you are trying to utilize a domain and certain networking features. I totally disagree with the 99.999% of people. Lots of people like to share drives and run a secure home network. These people will see the benefit from professionals included networking features, for the other stuff there is no difference.
     
  4. Alexjones thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sounds good . Can i access WIFI on the Windows partition?
     
  5. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    As long as the drivers for the wi-fi card are there you should be good. If you are installing through BootCamp set-up there should be nothing to worry about. Networking will work fine on Home Premiuim, it is just when it comes to Domains that the issues might arise. On a smaller home network, most won't notice it.
     
  6. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't know which version you need, then you need Home Premium.
     

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