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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Unhappy i think i have buyers remorse.
    So I purchased an iMac i5 on December 26, 2009. I had a couple problems like the hard drive failing the apple store so I got a replacement. I've been using the 2nd replacement for about a week and now I'm just regretting this purchase. Don't get me wrong but I love the screen, processor, and almost everything it has to offer but the fact that I can't do some of the things I would be doing on XP. I use to be an avid cs 1.6 player and I can't really do that anymore on the mac. I'm thinking of reselling this computer or maybe not... What should I do? If I do sell the computer how much should I sell it for?

    (i know most of you probably think i'm crazy but the imac isn't for me i guess)

  2. #2

    mdfuller's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 01, 2007
    15-inch MacBook Pro
    Install Windows via Bootcamp and play CS until you fall off your chair. Problem solved. Do some research.

  3. #3

    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Well there really isn't much to be said. If you prefer Windows XP over MacOS X & Macintosh computers...then your only real option is to sell it.

    On the other hand...maybe you just need a bit more time to get used to it.

    - Nick
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  4. #4

    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 15" Macbook Pro TB, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 6S, iPod Nano 7th Gen
    As @mdfuller said, install WinXP through Bootcamp and enjoy. What is preventing you from doing this and enjoying CS?


  5. #5

    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Well, my brother keeps telling me that I shouldn't do it because he has heard bootcamp isn't really stable and also its not like I want to casually play CS more like scrimming and stuff..

  6. #6

    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.13 iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.13 , iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 5s,
    Bootcamp is not Stable? Bootcamp is:

    #1 Partitioner that Partitions your drive into two partitions for OSX and Windows without hurting OSX like Partition Magic in Windows.

    #2 It's an EFI Bootloader for Windows

    #3 A boot menu to select OSX or Windows.

    Otherwise Bootcamp does nothing. Windows is NATIVE and runs just like Windows on the same hardware on a Windows system. Bootcamp once Windows is installed does nothing.

  7. #7

    bobtomay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    #4 Once you get tired of having Windows on your Mac, BootCamp can blow away that windows partition and move that space back into your OS X partition.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

  8. #8

    Reel1's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 29, 2006
    Barrie, Ontario, Canada
    2.16 GHz Intel Imac Core 2 Duo//MacBook 1.83 Core 2 Duo//G5 Power Mac
    Give it some more time. I started with one just over three years ago, I got the second one just under three years ago and now I have my third.

    My wife just began using the imac I put Windows on it as well just to make her comfortable.

    Good luck.

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