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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

Windows Bootcamp issue

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

How to troubleshoot an iMac/Boot Camp/Win7 installation

Help troubleshooting an iMac/Windows XP/Windows 7/Bootcamp/Parallels installation, please? [more inside]
posted by altolinguistic on May 20, 2012 - 6 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

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

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

More MacBook Questions

I now own a MacBook Pro 17". And now I have some questions relating to MacOS and Windows 7, hardware upgrades and getting Applecare-on-the-cheap. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Nov 11, 2009 - 19 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

New Mac Setup

OK, so my new Mac will arrive next week. Can power users fill me in on best practices for setting it up? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Apr 17, 2009 - 16 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

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

Hands-free reboot?

I have an Intel iMac, and have partitioned off a Boot Camp drive that contains Windows XP. Is there any way to restart the computer into Windows without having to hold down the Alt key? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Dec 31, 2008 - 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

Graphics driver issues for XP on an iMac

We can't boot into Windows XP, except in VGA mode, without the screen going black after the Windows XP "loading bar screen"; we can still hear everything, though. This is on an Intel iMac running Boot Camp, and the Mac side (Leopard) works fine, which leads me to believe this isn't a problem with hardware. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Aug 21, 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

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

Make Windows a partition on my Macbook Pro again!

How to fix screwed up Windows partition on my new Macbook Pro? [more inside]
posted by jk252b on Oct 6, 2007 - 2 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

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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