Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 1:20 PM (in response to sixnix)
It's probably fine with your iMac...but it depends on how old the iMac is. Some of the earlier iMacs (like my old early 2008) don't support 64-bit, so you'd need the 32-bit version of Windows for them.
And...this assumes your OEM Win7 Pro is the full version, not one that was included with a PC you purchased.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 1:21 PM (in response to Mike Osborn)
So if I have a mid-2011 iMac, then an OEM version would be just fine?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 1:23 PM (in response to sixnix)
OEM is fine, as long as it is "retail OEM". Dell or Asus OEM dies not have the drivers.
2011 is 64-bit processor.
64-bit Hone addresses 16 GB RAM. 64-bit Pro addresses 192 GB RAM, which makes it the better choice for future use.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 5:35 PM (in response to steve359)
"Retail OEM" conflates the two different types of operating systems available for purchase. The proper term for a standalone, non-branded (ie Dell, Asus, etc) Windows disc is System Builder.
This is what you'd want to purchase, and it will work just fine for Boot Camp.