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Macbookpro to run windows xp or vista 6 years 8 months ago #34084

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Anyone can advise if i can install a windows os on a macbook pro on a 2nd partition and what will be the effect???
Need to use it for cisco labs but i want to buy a macbookpro instead of an i5 intel processor laptop.

Help plz,,,, :( :?: :?: :?:
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Re: Macbookpro to run windows xp or vista 6 years 6 months ago #34516

Hi and sorry for the late reply :)

You have two options for using windows on a mac. One is with a second partition using BootCamp (more info here www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/). The other is using virtual machines were you have three options:
1) Parallels Desktop (Personal favourite www.parallels.com/products/desktop/)
2) VMWare Fusion (www.vmware.com/products/fusion/)
3) VirtualBox (Runs well and is free! www.virtualbox.org)

Hope this helps
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Virtualisation 6 years 6 months ago #34517

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Hi,
How about virtual pc for macs. Try this one as well.
www.microsoft.com/australia/office/mac/virtualpc7/default.aspx
I am not a mac enthusiast, but I have used Microsoft Virtual PC and this is quite non-resource hungry as well.
Give it a try
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Re: Macbookpro to run windows xp or vista 6 years 6 months ago #34562

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thnx a lot for ur replies guys..
just reading it today..
already bought my macbook pro and looking forward to use the microsoft virtual pc..
still need to go through some more research and i ll let u know the outcome.
thanks again.

regards,
alvinboy.
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... 6 years 6 months ago #34563

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Hi there mate,
If you need any help with ms virtual PC, let me know. Post your question here for all of us. I have worked with VPC for a long time, so I have some experience with it.
Have fun
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Re: Macbookpro to run windows xp or vista 6 years 6 months ago #34566

Yes I was using Virtual PC too in the past but it is no longer developed/supported so I really recommend going for the others. They are very good at managing your system's resources so you can have multiple VMs open.
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