Windows 7 in MBP? (Noob-Question)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by I-Eat-Flowers, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. I-Eat-Flowers macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2010
    I'll buy my first mac as soon as they are updated and I am planning to install Windows 7 on it additionally to OSX. I can get win7 for free from my university thanks to the msdn academic alliance program.

    My only problem is that there are two different versions of windows 7:
    "Windows 7 Professional (x64)" and "Windows 7 Professional (x86)"

    Which one of them is the right on to use it on an MBP? This might actually be a really stupid question but I just don't know that much about computers. :rolleyes:

    Would be great if someone could tell me which one I should get and also give a brief explanation what those numbers stand for. Is that the size of the machine's adress bus in bits?

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    x64 = 64-bit
    x86 = 32-bit, I think

    Get the x64 as it can support +3GB of RAM

    EDIT: Damn you're always faster than me spinnerlys!
  4. kny3twalker macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2009
    32 bit and 64 bit are the instruction size. And by the way install 64 bit.

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