Windows 7 on mac good for games?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by marchellobb, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. marchellobb macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2009
    So i want to install windows on my mac to play games. Would windows 7 do the trick, or is XP really THAT much better for games?

    Xp isn't free :/

    Also, if I install windows, can I get viruses from it that can hurt my mac? Any way to protect against the viruses?
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    Windows 7 works fine for games. It's a little better than Vista, and a touch below XP, but you shouldn't notice the difference, as the 9400M will limit you either way :p

    Any Windows viruses will not affect your Mac partition. You can use a free virus-scanner like AVG-free to keep your Windows side clean. Alternatively, you could just not make yourself prone to viruses by being smart about your internet habits, and using pop-up blockers+FireFox running AdBlock and NoScript as starters.
  3. marchellobb thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2009
    Great, thanks

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