Windows problems on mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Revomonster, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Revomonster macrumors regular


    Feb 10, 2010
    I have to be able to run a strictly windows computer for my work, and I have a mac at home, and I was thinking about putting windows 7 on it. I already know how to do it, but I was wondering if any of you people who have done it, or even if you guys have just heard about it, if there are any major problems that windows will do to my mac. I was not sure that I wanted to "Taint" My mac with windows, seeing as windows was the reason that I switched to a mac, but I was wondering if it was bad for a mac to have it installed on it. Does it slow the Mac down at all? Does it leave a bunch of unneeded files on my computer even after I have deleted the windows partition? Thanks very much for the help.
  2. aki macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2004
    The two OSes operate seperately. You won't damage your OSX install simply by using bootcamp.

    It works well.
  3. Revomonster thread starter macrumors regular


    Feb 10, 2010
    Okay. I ges that I will just have memory that my make has been tainted with windows. Thanks.
  4. DonCarlos macrumors regular


    Dec 14, 2009
    Las Vegas
    As said before, they will be running on essentially a separate platform, if you do it without virtualizing. I have run Windows via Bootcamp without ever an infection, virus, or damage done to the mac side of things. I first started with XP Pro and now have replaced that with W7.

    Actually I think that Mac hardware runs Windows OS much better that Microsoft's PC based hardware IMHO.
  5. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2010
    I have Windows 7 installed on a separate partition using Boot Camp and I'm very happy with it. I find that Windows 7 complements Snow Leopard quite well (and you get the best of both worlds). I've been so happy with Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro that I don't think I will purchase another non-Apple laptop to run Windows on ever again.

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