Windows on Macbook = Slower??

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Tumeg101, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. Tumeg101 macrumors 6502a

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    If I decide getting a macbook pro, I am going to put windows on it for games, and I was wondering if my mbp will slow down when I load windows on it
     
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    Nope.

    Windows and OS X would be in different partitions. So unless Windows takes away all of your HD space, there shouldn't be a reason for Windows slowing down your Mac.:)
     
  3. Tumeg101 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Another quick question, how much hard-drive space does windows xp, alone take??
     
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    Yup, you'll need 1.5 gigs for either pro or home.
     
  6. Quboid macrumors 6502

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    If you use parrallels software, you will notice a perfomance drop in windows, but i assume you will go with bootcamp.
    Boot camp doesn't slow you down at all, as a matter of fact, i run windows on bootcamp and its the smoothest i've ever seen windows run before.;)
     
  7. oxymoron2007 macrumors member

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    I would have to agree. I just got my Macbook C2Duo w/ 2gb of RAM and I installed Boot Camp and Vista. Its been WONDERFULL! I had previously used Vista on a PC and was disappoited because it would hang and crash and Aero would slow the computer down (and the computer had higher specs than my Macbook). But Vista on a Macbook runs great. I use it mostly for Office 2007 and to stream Media Center .dvr-ms files from my Media Center computer to my Macbook because I haven't bought a USB tuner yet. But to have the choice of what operating system to use is awesome. The only problem I had was w/ sound at first, but I re-run the Boot Camp drivers disc and the problem was solved.
     
  8. WirelessInn macrumors regular

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    Windows on Macbook = Slower??

    Greetings!

    I am still (one month) new to the mac environment, and still (have to) operate and network with a heavy commercial Win environment.
    i am right now getting used to Mac ways to do things, and will soon install BootCamp and Win xx. Preferably to Parallels, since I also plan to retain MS Flight Sim X (if viable, hopefully, since it's such a resource hog!) and only BootCamp evidently allows for full graphics capabilities (DirectX, etc...). I'll probably have to go to NTFS for Win partition formatting (I need to also install some Win progs I use for brochures). But I can always read/write to my large USB drive on the network from both the Mac and the Win partitions.

    Any additional input on this thread, I will closely watch since I want to ramp up rapidly on the Mac of course - lots of $$$ out of this MBP . 2.4gh / 2gb mem. Beautiful display by the way - the best I have seen so far; I had up until recently a Dell 9400 machine with similar display resolution, but not quite the sharpness. Got stolen from my car in a Mall parking lot (and just thinking that I always advise my B&B Guests to get their laptops out of their cards in any case!!!)

    Thanks !

    - rt
     
  9. XheartcoreboyX macrumors 6502a

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    Hey if i install boot camp with win xp on my mbp..will i be able to share files/folders between OS X and win xp???
    and by the way:i always leave my laptop in car when i dont really need it...i turn it off and hide it under the seat..
     
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    No you can't share folders....unless you buy MacDrive, it will read/write to your Mac partition...or make a 3rd partition that's FAT32 and both OSX and Windows can read/write to it. FAT32 limits each file to 4GB, so be careful with this one.
     
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    Windows on Macbook = Slower??



    SDAVE, what do we need to do then to get Mac OS to read/write to a BootCamp/Win FAT or NTSF partition?

    So. it would be possible to have a 3rd partition on a Mac drive, besides the Mac OS and the Win (FAT or NTFS) ones. When would that have to be set up? BEFORE installing BootCamp? Would'nt BootCamp "erase it" to divvy up the HD into just 2 partitions (Mac - Win)?

    - Roger T
     

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