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    Dec 28, 2011
    Refurbishing an old MacBook Pro
    Hi everyone. New user here. I'm an owner of Mac products and love them. I currently use my iPhone 4s for everything which is great but I miss using PC games. I have a 2006 MacBook Pro that has run its course and I was wondering if any if you would know whether it would be able to run Windows 7 on an entirely partitioned hard drive using Boot Camp. Would I have to get it refurbished and if so am I better off just buying a PC for gaming and sticking with my iPhone and tossing the old MacBook Pro.

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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    You could certainly install Windows 7 on that MacBook Pro, but with the limited memory capacity and modest graphics hardware, you'll find that newer games will struggle, if they run at all. Additionally, that machine won't have support for 64-bit Windows and this will limit your options as well.

    Your best bet would be to sell it and build a custom gaming box with the proceeds.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Dec 28, 2011
    Thanks. Appreciate the quick response.

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