Windows 7 or 8 for Parallels or Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by trans-olsx, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. trans-olsx macrumors member

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    Will 8 just be another Millenium and Vista or should I just install 7?
    Or is installing 8 future proofing with my Mavericks?
    How much partitioning should I allocate the windows on my 256GB flash or can I install it on my 32GB 3.0 USB thumb drive.
    Parallels vs bootcamp?
     
  2. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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    I would go parallels if you can, as rebooting really is a pain just to run a wimdows app. Save Bootcamp for gaming/high performance apps only. (Parallels will also work using a Bootcamp partition.)

    If you already have a copy of windows 7, I don't think it is worth it to upgrade to 8, as it is geared toward touch screens. Window 7 is hard to find now however, so you may be forced to buy windows 8.
     

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