Windows 7 or XP when I setup bootcamp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Imac86, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Imac86 macrumors newbie

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    Just bought a Mac, and need to know if its better to install XP or Windows 7 as a partition when running bootcamp. Any suggestions? Thanks
     
  2. hollyw0od macrumors member

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    I'd go with Windows 7 if I were you. It's a major improvement over Vista and is a good OS for Windows. If you've never tried it then give it a try. Also, unless you have a 64 bit version of XP, you won't be able to utilize your ram.
     
  3. the-oz-man macrumors 6502

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    There's nothing like using an 8 year-old OS with security holes like swiss cheese. Go with Windows 7.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    You didn't say what apps are you planning to run or what you were planning to do with Windows.

    7 is better, but if you are planing to run only older legacy apps stick with XP.

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  5. tkermit macrumors 68030

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    If you have both, install 7, or if you have neither, buy 7. If you have only XP, then simply install that.
     

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