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Which version of Vista for game-playing in Boot Camp?

I'm a late adaptor. After much happy gaming in Windows XP (via Boot Camp on my Mac), I am finally getting around to Vista-only games like Assassin's Creed III. So it's time to take the plunge and buy a copy of Vista on eBay. But which version? 64-bit or 32-bit? Service pack 1, 2, or 3? Starter, basic, or ultimate? Home or business? As somebody who isn't well-versed in Windows to begin with, I'm finding the choice a little overwhelming. I will be using Windows exclusively for gaming and don't care about any other features. Also, note that Windows Vista is the latest Windows my 2006 Mac Pro will support, so unfortunately "Skip straight to Windows 7 or 8" isn't an option. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Dec 2, 2013 - 13 answers

What are the gotchas of triple booting a current-gen Mac?

I'm about to buy a new MacBook Pro and there's only one thing I want to do when I first get it: "Ultimate" Triple Booting. But those instructions pre-date the OS X recovery partition introduced in 10.7 Lion. What do I need to know to get this working on 2013 hardware? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jul 7, 2013 - 8 answers

booting linux on a mac

How can I make a bootable USB on a mac to be used to boot linux on a mac? I could also use linux on my other computer to make the USB, but I don't have windows, and I want to be able to boot from the mac. [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on May 17, 2013 - 11 answers

Windows Bootcamp issue

Macbook Pro with Windows 7 Bootcamp--Windows startup has vanished? [more inside]
posted by liketitanic on Aug 1, 2012 - 7 answers

I want the best of both worlds

I want a Mac, but I also have some software (games) that I need to run in Windows. I know I can use bootcamp to run a virtual machine with Windows on it, but will it be flawless? [more inside]
posted by jasondbarr on Jan 11, 2012 - 16 answers

Can anyone help me turn my offsite backup into a brick?

After reading through lots of tips and tricks on backing up data on here, I am close to a backup system that really works for me. However, can anyone help me with two things: securing an offsite backup, and backing up a bootcamp partition? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Sep 27, 2011 - 4 answers

IE6 on a Mac?

What is the best way to run IE6, 7, 8, and 9 on a 2010 iMac for web design and testing purposes? [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest on Dec 2, 2010 - 11 answers

Windows on a Mac in the real world?

I can't choose between Mac and Windows so I guess I should use both... Are you happy using windows on your Mac machine? [more inside]
posted by autocol on Sep 7, 2010 - 17 answers

Help me migrate a Windows system to Apple's bootcamp

I need help migrating an existing Windows XP file system from a Thinkpad to a new Macbook running bootcamp. [more inside]
posted by photoslob on Jun 7, 2010 - 8 answers

How do I reallocate a key function?

Mac question: How to I get the F10 button to work as an F10 button and not turn the sound levels on and off? I'm running Windows on a Mac and using a program that will only let me use the F10 button for a specific function, but it's already allocated to sound control. [more inside]
posted by ask me please on May 1, 2010 - 5 answers

Windows 7 Enterprise Problems

Install windows 7 install problems + can I install enterprise (with an enterprise key) from an ultimate disk? [more inside]
posted by kraigory on Feb 23, 2010 - 3 answers

What games can I run in XP on my MacBook Pro?

I'm a hard core Mac nerd who's a total Windows novice. Can you explain the weird RAM and graphics memory totals I'm seeing in Windows XP (SP3) on my MacBook Pro, and give me some idea of what I can actually expect when it comes to performance in games? [more inside]
posted by raygan on Feb 16, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me join my friends in their Age of Empires game.

How do I beat the Boot Camp assistant? Mac/Boot Camp problem. [more inside]
posted by wolfr on Nov 28, 2009 - 8 answers

Is 64-bit Win7/BootCamp worth some effort?

Is 64-bit Win7 possible/worth the hassle on a somewhat elderly Macbook Pro? [more inside]
posted by Zonker on Oct 29, 2009 - 10 answers

Cross-Platform Crashing on a Macbook Pro

I have Leopard and Windows 7 (7057) installed on my Late 2007 (possibly older, I got it refurbished) Macbook Pro 15". My problem is, every time I boot into either OS, I get a kernel panic or BSOD respectively. The fact that it happens in 2 different operating systems makes me almost positive that it's a hardware problem. Unfortunately, I don't know very much about computer hardware, so I don't really know what to troubleshoot first, and I don't want to void the warranty by opening the case (I plan to take it to the Apple Store if nobody here can solve the problem). Specifically, either operating system will crash about a minute into booting up. I don't think the problem can be too serious because everything graphically looks fine and all my files are intact. This leads me to think that maybe it's a RAM problem, and that it runs out of memory and crashes during bootup. [more inside]
posted by N2O1138 on Apr 30, 2009 - 18 answers

Installing Windows 7 on a MBP with a non-working DVD drive

How can I install Windows 7 (via Boot Camp or rEFIt) from an ISO? I think the Superdrive on my Macbook Pro (10.5.6) is on its last legs, because it ejects almost anything I put in it. (Meaning blank DVDs, and the DVD I burned of the ISO on my Windows XP desktop with ImgBurn). It's not extremely old (I got it refurbished on Christmas 2007), but still old enough to be out of warranty (at least I would think so). What I have available: 1tb My Book Firewire External Hard Drive 4gb 1st gen iPod Nano, that isn't even formatted as an iPod right now, so it's basically just a 4gb USB flash drive. I know I can boot from it if it's set up right, because I've been using it with this [more inside]
posted by N2O1138 on Mar 17, 2009 - 6 answers

Fallout 3 on a Mac?

Best way to play Fallout 3 on my Intel Mac running Leopard? [more inside]
posted by Pants! on Jan 31, 2009 - 11 answers

Bootcamp flummoxes wireless connection.

I've got two Macbook Pros and a wireless router. Everything works great, except when I restart one of the MBPs in Bootcamp (XP, Service Pack 3), suddenly the wireless connection on both MBPs gets spotty -- off and on, off and on -- although a hard ethernet connection from the Bootcamped MBP works fine. Flummoxing. Any ideas?
posted by It ain't over yet on Jan 26, 2009 - 12 answers

Windows for Cheap!

Macfilter: Cheapest way to get my mac up running either xp or vista? Shelling out over $100 for windows just seems a little ridiculous. [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on Dec 29, 2008 - 14 answers

Windows XP SP2 hangs on install. Why?

Help me with a weird Windows install problem. [more inside]
posted by Electrius on Aug 21, 2008 - 10 answers

Keeping the same iTunes Library across Boot Camp?

iTunesfilter: I'm running Mac OS 10.4 and Windows XP on my Mac Mini using Boot Camp. Thing is, I'd like to keep the two iTunes libraries in sync with each other. [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Aug 5, 2008 - 1 answer

Help me understand Boot Camp and its limitations, please!

I'm purchasing an iMac sometime this weekend (yay!) and I'm trying to figure out how I want to partition the drive for Boot Camp... [more inside]
posted by DMan on Jun 13, 2008 - 18 answers

OSX latency monitoring for windows games

Is there a way I can monitor latency to gaming servers easily in OSX, preferably through a widget? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Apr 19, 2008 - 2 answers

Upgrade my Mac and still share my iTunes with XP?

OSX (Tiger) and XP are currently sharing one iTunes library via MacDrive and some trickery but I'm gun-shy upgrading iTunes or moving to Leopard... [more inside]
posted by Rafaelloello on Mar 18, 2008 - 6 answers

MacPro for a Windows User

MacPro for a Windows User: Please help me plan my new MacPro that can ease me from my Windowsean ways and meet my eccentric needs about dual-booting and hardware disk mirroring. [more inside]
posted by hincandenza on Mar 17, 2008 - 15 answers

Automatic reboot from Leopard to XP?

I have an Intel iMac with Leopard, and via Boot Camp, a partition with Windows XP. The normal way to boot into XP is--after restarting Leopard or turning on the computer--to hold down the Option (Alt) key and then choose the OS. Is there a way around this? Is there some setting or third-party app that will reboot my computer from Leopard and automatically start Windows so I don't have to wait around holding down that key? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Dec 19, 2007 - 9 answers

Installing Vista from Upgrade in Bootcamp

Has anyone tried installing Windows Vista in BootCamp (On a Mac) using an upgrade disk? I've installed Vista perfectly using this guide on a computer I built myself, but I want to do it on a new Mac. [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Dec 18, 2007 - 2 answers

How well does Vista run on Macbooks?

How well does Vista run on a Macbook Pro (or Regular Macbook)? How do the windows functions (like right-click, etc.) work? Are there things that won't work or will be different that may annoy me while running Vista on Apple hardware? Also, can I default it to boot into Vista and NOT in OS X? I'm talking about bootcamp and not parallels or fusion. [more inside]
posted by adi on Nov 4, 2007 - 14 answers

Setting up a Linux-Mac OS X Dual Boot?

I would like to make my Intel iMac dual boot a Linux variant. I'd appreciate any help you could provide me. Specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Aug 22, 2007 - 16 answers

Installing Bootcamp after installing Parallels

I'm running Parallels; I need to install Bootcamp. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jan 16, 2007 - 9 answers

"Windows gaming on Mac" website?

Is there a website that reviews Windows games for Mac users? [more inside]
posted by danb on Dec 26, 2006 - 9 answers

How to install OEM Windows XP SP1 in BootCamp

Can I use the Windows XP SP1 CD that came with my Dell PC two years ago to install Windows on my MacBook using BootCamp?
posted by frenchbenj on Sep 18, 2006 - 14 answers

WinXP install on an iMac: OEM vs Full Retail Boxed versions

I want to install WinXP on my new iMac DuoCore. Is there a difference between using an OEM install disk (legal original) and a full boxed retail install disk? [more inside]
posted by I, Credulous on Apr 18, 2006 - 19 answers

Does booting often hurt my computer?

Does booting a computer often lower its life expectancy? [more inside]
posted by visual mechanic on Apr 11, 2006 - 15 answers

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