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New to Boot Camp

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I heard about Boot Camp today and have no idea which version to download, any help?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 7:12 PM (in response to XM8500)

    Boot Camp is already on your machine, in Applications>Utilities.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 7:22 PM (in response to XM8500)

    You're welcome

     

    And ....

     

    As you are new to Boot Camp and its mysteries I will advise you to make a complete backup of your Mac installation before you begin re-partitioning your hard drive.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 7:28 PM (in response to XM8500)

    Yes, you can use Windows Home or Professional, your choice, System Builder versions are cheaper but may only be installed on a single machine. Only use the 64 bit version of Windows.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 7:35 PM (in response to XM8500)

    Post back if you need any help installing, and take the time to read the Boot Camp documentation, there are a few common pitfalls that can be avoided that way.

  • applenerd504 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 7:40 PM (in response to Csound1)

    Actually, I think even if you have 64 bit Mac software, Boot Camp does not support 64 bit Windows.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 8:23 PM (in response to applenerd504)

    applenerd504 wrote:

     

    Actually, I think even if you have 64 bit Mac software, Boot Camp does not support 64 bit Windows.

    And you are wrong, current versions of Boot Camp only support 64bit Windows, after all, the Mac is a 64bit machine.

  • applenerd504 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 3:57 AM (in response to Csound1)

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    applenerd504 wrote:

     

    Actually, I think even if you have 64 bit Mac software, Boot Camp does not support 64 bit Windows.

    And you are wrong, current versions of Boot Camp only support 64bit Windows, after all, the Mac is a 64bit machine.

    Only some Macs support 64 bit Windows, click here for a complete list of them.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 7:19 AM (in response to applenerd504)

    applenerd504 wrote:

     

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    applenerd504 wrote:

     

    Actually, I think even if you have 64 bit Mac software, Boot Camp does not support 64 bit Windows.

    And you are wrong, current versions of Boot Camp only support 64bit Windows, after all, the Mac is a 64bit machine.

    Only some Macs support 64 bit Windows, click here for a complete list of them.

    Why can't you be bothered to read what you post, or is it an understanding issue?

     

    Every machine on your list is 64bit compatible, some are alse 32bit compatible.

     

    Read before you post!

  • applenerd504 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 5:31 PM (in response to Csound1)

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    applenerd504 wrote:

     

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    applenerd504 wrote:

     

    Actually, I think even if you have 64 bit Mac software, Boot Camp does not support 64 bit Windows.

    And you are wrong, current versions of Boot Camp only support 64bit Windows, after all, the Mac is a 64bit machine.

    Only some Macs support 64 bit Windows, click here for a complete list of them.

    Why can't you be bothered to read what you post, or is it an understanding issue?

     

    Every machine on your list is 64bit compatible, some are alse 32bit compatible.

     

    Read before you post!

    If you read the list and the text accompanying text, you would see that that was the point of the lists. Therefore, if your computer was not on the list, it would not support 64 bit Windows. I was not saying that the list had every single Mac that supported Boot Camp.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 4:13 AM (in response to applenerd504)

    applenerd504 wrote:

     

    Actually, I think even if you have 64 bit Mac software, Boot Camp does not support 64 bit Windows.

    This is what you said, and it is wrong

     

    All current Macs support and many require 64 bit Windows in Boot Camp. You are either misinformed or mendacious!

  • applenerd504 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 4:29 PM (in response to Csound1)

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    applenerd504 wrote:

     

    Actually, I think even if you have 64 bit Mac software, Boot Camp does not support 64 bit Windows.

    This is what you said, and it is wrong

     

    All current Macs support and many require 64 bit Windows in Boot Camp. You are either misinformed or mendacious!

    Two things:

         I was saying only some Macs support 64 bit Windows for the benefit of people viewing this post. Many people do not have the latest Mac computer.

         Also, I was misinformed at the time I wrote the above quoted post. I did further research and discovered my mistake, and posted a new reply.

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