Running Windows on Intel based Macs?

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  1. GT40

    GT40 lol

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    I'm looking into the middle of the line Macbook pro but would also like to use windows at times too. Has anyone tried it? How well does it run? Any issues?


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  2. CarRamRod

    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    Boot Camp runs great on my MBP 2.0GHz. I installed XP Home Edition SP2
     
  3. Devoidarex

    Devoidarex Rexversusu v.2.0

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    Installed XP on my iMac. Runs perfectly, but I've only used it that one time, and can't really see myself using it more than a couple times a year.
     
  4. trevor

    trevor There's always a brand new day

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    I've got it on my Macbook Pro. I like it. The thing is, there really isn't much besides video games that I would use the PC for. . . :dunno: I have office for the mac on the Macbook, so that really would be the biggest reason to use Windows XP. However, it's cool that I can boot both. It kinda sticks it to my father who has one of those Toshiba Quisimo <sp?> laptops. I have a faster Mac and PC in one lighter laptop. . . :bigthumb:
     
  5. Skoles

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    It's great for when you need to run the CS2 keygen.
     
  6. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    If I could i'd get the MBP for the idea of dual booting just incase I need windows for something, which is very rare.
     
  7. Ubisquo

    Ubisquo New Member

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    I installed yesterday. I only did it for the games i couldn't play, so can't offer a real techie's opinion. But games play fast. Really fast. I've had 2 crashes where ctrl+alt+del didn't work, but otherwise no problemo.
     
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    rsxm5 OT Supporter

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    I installed XP Pro on my 20" iMac. It worked pretty well, and was fast. I ended up uninstalling it because I was using it very infrequently
     
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    Check out Parallels, it will allow you to run a virtual Windows (or Linux) machine at close to native speeds from within OSX without the need to reboot. If you are a gamer, you will still want to use Bootcamp to boot into Windows, if you simply need to run a couple Windows apps, Parallels is perfect.

    http://www.parallels.com/
     

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