Windows on Mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by FrdmIsntFree, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. FrdmIsntFree macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2012
    I just installed windows 7 ultimate on my macbook pro 13inch i5 is there a fix i need to install so that it will run as smooth as possible?

    -Thank you.
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    Nope, I would recommend installing windows security essentials, which provides free antivirus and antispyware protection.

    Service Pack 1 is out there if you want, but is by no means necessary.
  3. FrdmIsntFree thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2012
    Sounds good thank you i have done both update installs on it. Its running well just wasn't sure if i should do anything else to it. Thanks for the help!
  4. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    As you install more apps, keep an eye on what programs launch at startup.

    To do this, press the start button and type "msconfig". Click on the startup tab and uncheck any program you don't want running all the time. Some programs need to be running all the time, such as drivers, so don't uncheck everything.
  5. thasan macrumors 6502a

    Oct 19, 2007

    at least 8 GB ram for a smooth experience in parallels IMO :)
    good luck!

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