Windows on MacBook Pro
You just run bootcamp on the mac and it should deal with it for you.
Windows 7 pricing will be hard to find, you may have to buy Windows 8 and then use the downgrade license to install Windows 7.
I’d personally just use Windows 8 instead of 7 but it’s quite expensive at £180 for pro.Posted 4 years agosomoukSubscriber
Parallels is very good, you can run parallels hidden too so you’re running native windows apps as though they are in OSX.
Does add an extra expense for the license and as you would be running Windows as a VM you do need extra system resources to run both OSX and windows at the same time.Posted 4 years agoslowjoMember
I run XP via Fusion on y iMac and Win7 via Bootcamp on my MacBook Pro.
Shop near us is selling Win 7 64 bit OEM for about £140. Got one of his last copies the other day. I did have to buy some hardware too but nothing I didn’t need.
Anyway, both systems work fine. The only issue I have is when you use Fusion (and I am sure parallels too) you effectively only have access to half the processing power for each OS.
Correct me if I am wrong anyone.Posted 4 years agoconvertSubscriber
Macbook pro (mid 2010 with i7) at home and run parallels and Win7 home premium. I use it in coherence mode and like that its great as effectively the windows programs are just in another window like all the native mac ones.
I use it mainly for memory map and Solidworks for when I’m doing a bit of work at home. The latest version of Solidworks is not that great like this for me at the moment – getting a bit processor hungry with both operating systems up and running – a bit laggy and the CPU fan gets noisy fast. Mucking around with the memory & cores given over to the VM has only made it worse so far but I’ll keep on plugging away. Used to be fine – could be the upgrade to the latest Solidworks, could be the move to Mavericks – not sure as I did them at about the same time.Posted 4 years ago
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