Windows 7 on Mid 2010 MBP

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  1. robertsawicki, Feb 21, 2015
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    I have successfully downloaded Windows 7 with Boot Camp and it is running pretty good. The only software I have downloaded is Autodesk Inventor 2013. I have a Mid 2010 Macbook Pro with 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, dual core i7 with 2.66ghz with turbo boost up to 3.3ghz. Are there any plugins I should download to increase performance or to prevent any future problems? I will only use Windows for CAD work.
    Thank you
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Upgrading your HDD to an SSD will give it a massive boost, and so will upgrading to 8GB of RAM.

    CAD work is almost always resource intensive.

    But then, I do all my CAD work on a workstation nMP with 12 cores, 64GB RAM and 12GB D700 GPUs.
     
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    Did you have to download any additional software to make Windows run? I tried running Hotfix but I received a message saying it's "not applicable."
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Nope, I just used Boot Camp Assistant and let it download the drivers into the USB installer, along with providing the ISO.

    Oh, and I'm using Windows 8.1. BC installed it into UEFI for me.
     

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