Wish me luck..Going to try an install Windows 7 this weekend

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Jay J, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Jay J macrumors newbie

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    Will be installing windows 7 this weekend on my windows partition or at least I will try and possibly attempt to dual boot it? on that? :eek:
     
  2. LastZion macrumors 6502a

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    good luck my friend, let us know how it works out
     
  3. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Well given its a in pre Beta version, you will probably find issues.

    Though it looks very promising, I cannot wait to have a go with a beta version
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Works just fine under Fusion 2. No problems at all, even in pre-beta :eek::eek::eek:
     
  5. Riemann Zeta macrumors 6502a

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    Enjoy. It is surprisingly mature for an early beta. Obviously, this is because there are very few changes from Vista (NT6) to Win7 (NT6.1)--much of the code base has already been finalized. However, Windows 7 clearly possesses some significant under-the-hood kernel-level optimization: it feels lighter than Vista and has a tighter memory footprint.
     
  6. kolax macrumors G3

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    Windows 7 has been in development for some time though, so not surprised the latest beta appears to work well.
     
  7. ayeying macrumors 601

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    I've been running it native for a while now on my penryn MBP. It works great. All vista drivers works on it.
     
  8. klooney macrumors regular

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    i've been thinking about it but haven't taken the plunge yet. Maybe this weekend also!
     
  9. Ampidire macrumors 6502

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    Any Vista supporting apps/drivers/etc will work fine with W7 in it's current form.

    W7 is Vista but tweaked for better operation, like what Snow Leopard will be compared to Leopard.
     
  10. Wireless Buddy macrumors regular

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    This may sound dumb, but where do you get Windows 7?
     
  11. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Not dumb at all, I am wondering this myself :D
     
  12. agentphish macrumors 65816

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    Didn't work so well for me in Fusion2.0
    Would like to hear what you did.
     
  13. mknawabi macrumors 6502

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  14. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    That is my guess as well. I highly doubt that Microsoft has it available for download on their website.
     
  15. Markf11 macrumors member

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    could you give us some install steps ?

    I'm looking to upgrade my XP sp2 because in parallels for some reason it won't think it's genuine, so trying something new would be great

    Is the install big in size?
     

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