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telephonedude98 Level 1 (30 points)

Can someone please tell me which i need to get?

 

 

 

I found this link and i am probably going to order this one:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=sr_ 1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1352594177&sr=8-2&keywords=windows+7+home+premium


MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion
  • mende1 Level 10 (92,186 points)

    Your MacBook Pro has got a 64-bit processor, so use a 64-bit edition. It will use all the RAM supported on your computer and Windows will be faster than the 32-bit version

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 (30,000 points)

    Yep, that's the one you need. 64-bit. Good luck with your Boot Camp installation.

     

    Clinton

  • sidonsoft Level 2 (275 points)

    Get Windows 7 Professional 64bit - System Builders DVD SP1

     

    goo.gl/BK9r7

     

    No idea why people use the home editions

     

    PS:  Once you get the DVD iso it with disk utility and use the bootcamp assistant to create a bootable USB key, nice and headache free bootcamp

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,186 points)

    Wow. You're near Level 6. Get ready for the Lounge

  • sidonsoft Level 2 (275 points)

    clinton is awesome, i'll be congratulating him when I see it tick over

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 (30,000 points)

    Ha! All I want is a t-shirt... Adobe sends me all kind of great stuff, now that I'm an 'expert' on the Acrobat forum: got a book the first go-round and a thermal six-pack holder with cup when I reached 'expert'. I'm shooting for level 9 as I don't think I'll ever beat out Kappy, at level 10!

     

    Clinton

  • sidonsoft Level 2 (275 points)

    clitonfrombirmingham, mende1 and sidonsoft,

     

    Your posts are off topic and are in breach of the terms of use 2.3 !  Don't make me report myself with my new level 2 powers of dibber dobbery.

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,186 points)

    It was just information

  • sidonsoft Level 2 (275 points)

    Poor telephonedude98 we hijacked his thread,  I wish you the best of luck with the bootcamp installation.

     

    Feel free to return to the discussion forums if you have any issues trying to setup it all up.

     

    don't forget to make a backup before you start and I also recommend you download the support files separately for further reference and also because it will be alot faster than downloading via the bootcamp assistant tool.

  • telephonedude98 Level 1 (30 points)

    What do you mean

     

     

    don't forget to make a backup before you start and I also recommend you download the support files separately for further reference and also because it will be alot faster than downloading via the bootcamp assistant tool.

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    I thought I had to use BootCamp Assistant...?

     

     

    well that's what the Apple guy told me.

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 (13,499 points)

    Go to the Bootcamp forum where the Bootcamp gurus hang out. https://discussions.apple.com/community/windows_software/boot_camp

     

    You do need to use Bootcamp Assistant if creating a Bootcamp partition for Windows.

     

    You could install Windows in a virtual machine like Parallels, Fusion, or VirtualBox if you wanted to.

  • sidonsoft Level 2 (275 points)

    telephonedude98 wrote:

    I thought I had to use BootCamp Assistant...?

    well that's what the Apple guy told me.

    You will be using Boot Camp Assistant although you don't 'HAVE' too but your technical knowledge has to be alot higher to do so without.

    Screen Shot 2012-11-12 at 2.14.50 PM.png

     

    Here is a screen shot of the bootcamp assistant, do you notice the second check box where it has an option to download the latest Windows support software from Apple.  You can check the box or download the files seperately

  • telephonedude98 Level 1 (30 points)

    so basically what i need to check off is "Creat a windows 7...." and "Downloda the latest...."?

  • sidonsoft Level 2 (275 points)

    telephonedude98 wrote:

     

    so basically what i need to check off is "Creat a windows 7...." and "Downloda the latest...."?

     

    You got it

     

    The install windows option helps you resize your partition and create a addtional one for windows and will automaticcally set you machine to boot form the USB when you reboot, which will start the installation process etc etc.

     

    So after you have created said usb, downloaded the support files manually, copied them onto your USB or put them somewhere you can remember.  You can come back to this tool later and select install and it will help you thru those steps if you dont know how to do it yourself with disk utility

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