Windows 7 or XP on 27" iMac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by 007bond, May 16, 2010.

  1. 007bond macrumors 6502a

    007bond

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    I'm going to be playing games like battlefield bad company 2 and other shooters. I was wondering which version would be better? I've had a lot of problems with 7 on my Early 2009 24" but have those driver issues been addressed with the 27" iMac? Is XP even compatible with the 27"?
     
  2. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    It is I'm sure. However, I do not think Windows XP supports the latest directx, as directx is far from open standard.
     
  3. reberto macrumors 65816

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    Go with 7. Let the dinosaur that is XP die. W7 Ultimate X64 works perfectly on my i7 iMac
     
  4. mileslong macrumors 6502

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    reberto, did you have any sound issues with windows 7 on your imac 27"? i cant get sound to work despite every work around i have read about.
     
  5. reberto macrumors 65816

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    With no added drivers (aka, none from Boot Camp), everything but my speakers work correctly. It shows that I have speakers but that's it. Headphones work & mic do work though
     
  6. 007bond thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Huh, thats odd. With the speaker issue im not sure whether I should even touch Windows 7
     

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