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Hello all,
Just got my new IMAC and wow loving it. I was considering using the "bootcamp" feature that I have read about, to allow me to play some on line games with friends. When reading about "bootcamp" it says to install it from your factory install disc. Ummm I don't have one, should I? I was never given a prompt to make one, that I recall. Is there another option for using bootcamp? read about the cross over? programs, but seemed hit or miss as to what Windows software they would run?

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If you have just bought your iMac, then it will be pre loaded with bootcamp. Just go to Spotlight (small magnifying glass top right corner) and search Boot Camp. Open up and follow the on screen instructions
Regards and install disk, Apple are not supplying them with new devices anymore. You have two options. Either you can run a fresh instal by holding the option key on start up and going to the Recovery Partition which is inbuilt with OS X Lion, or you can by USB Restore Keys from Apple (not sure on cost). Also, the way Windows will run on Boot Camp is just as it will run on a PC, using your iMac's specs and details. Hope this has helped
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Great, thanks for the info it was just what I was looking for.
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Two suggestions.

Print and read the Guidelines in Bootcamp Assistant. Use Windows 7 64bit version.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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