windows xp pro or windows 7?

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  1. flashcrosma macrumors newbie

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    i just got my mbp couple days ago.:) i use it for accounting and office work, and sometimes surfing internet so i think windows xp pro is the right choice for me until i heard about windows 7.:eek: my question is whether i need to upgrade to windows 7 on my mac for the above purposes. also, if it's necessary to upgrade to windows 7 within the next couple years in order to run 64bit windows compatible accounting or office software, how do i make a clean uninstall of windows xp pro?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You do a clean uninstall by deleting the partition entirely.

    Just use Seven right off.
     
  3. flashcrosma thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ps: additional information

    i use fusion to run windows xp pro 'cause i don't play games on mbp.
     
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  5. j2048b macrumors 6502a

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    is there still a place to get windows 7?

    I like windows pro and di not like vista, so 7 is just like vista correct?

    should i try windows 7 or stick with windows pro media center edition?


    Thanks for the help!!


    PSSSS
    i will be running boot camp and probably fusion and parallels until i find out which i like better!

    what are the limitations of parallels and fusion vs boot camp?
     
  6. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    This man speaks the truth.

    Go straight to Windows 7. XP is a dinosaur of an OS. Download the RC (which doesn't expire until like summer 2010) and buy Windows 7 when it's released in October. 64-bit is your best bet as well. 32-bit is dead.

    Yes, you can still get it from the official Windows 7 site.

    7 is built off of Vista. Vista was only bad before SP1, but that was years ago. Anyone who still hates Vista now has either not tried it since then or is just too ignorant to let go of their opinions. Windows 7 is the OS that Vista lovers want to move to and what XP lovers say is what Vista should have been. In other words, everybody loves it. And they should, Windows 7 is fantastic. It's like taking the advantages of Vista and adding XP's "snappiness".

    As far as whether to run Boot Camp or Parallels/Fusion, that's completely up to what you're gonna do in Windows. For gaming or anything performance-related, Boot Camp. If you need productivity (like going from OS X to Windows very quickly or vis-versa), then Parallels or Fusion.
     
  7. flashcrosma thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thx guys, then, i got another question. can i make upgrade installation of windows 7 pro by using the $99 upgrade package through the use of fusion 2? that sounds really complex 'cause i have to run fusion first, then, open windows os, at last, making clean upgrade from the windows 7 upgrade version! still, is fusion able to do that complex windows upgrade under mac's os? i just wonder...
     
  8. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    And Vista is built off NT. I totally agree with your other points. Vista works just fine if your computer has the right specs.
     
  9. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Indeed it is. I didn't say there was anything wrong with NT.
     
  10. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    7 seems to the hot answer here, and I say go for it .

    7 also has better power management features than XP if you're working from a notebook.
     
  11. flashcrosma thread starter macrumors newbie

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    then, shoud i get 32bit version or 64bit version 'cause i just use windows os for office and accounting work as well as some media entertainment but not for games.
     

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