09-19-2009, 01:06 PM #1
Need Windows Version Options for new iMac running Snow Lepard 10.6
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- Sep 19, 2009
I'm just coming back into the wonderful world of Mac's and recently purchased a new 24" IMAC. I have 2 pc's: a Dell laptop and an IBM Desktop which both have OEM versions of Window's XP installed. I understand that I cannot upgrade to Vista and put it on my Mac as they are proprietary to the companies and I have no original CD's. Seeing that I need to purchase a full version to run Bootcamp and/or a VM product, I'm not sure which version I should get.
I understand Windows XP Pro is the most stable in a Mac environment, but with Vista and the release of 7 coming up, I don't know whether I should still try to find an XP CD or the newer systems. If I do stick with XP, which version should I purchase? Should I use a new OEM for system builders? Which is the least expensive and easiest way to do this?
Seeing that I'm a graphic designer and need all the room I can get, do I use bootcamp or forego space saving and quickness and use a VM alternative or use both? I read the summary, but still not sure. Any advice is appreciated.
09-19-2009, 10:00 PM #2
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- Jan 23, 2008
- Fort Worth, Texas
- 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
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