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Will this OS be fine to install on my RMBP?


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This concerns installing Windows 7 on my retina macbook pro.

I've had troubles finding solid information about installing Windows 7 on my computer - I plan on installing this: Newegg.ca - Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems

Will this work okay? The OEM edition is a lot cheaper, but I understand there's a few catches to using this version on my mac. I plan on buying it, and either installing it through a USB optical drive, or via BootCamp "create install disk".

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The OEM system builders 64 bit version of Windows 7 will work just fine to install on your rMBP. The difference in licensing is that it can not be moved to another machine nor will Microsoft provide any support for it.

Don't forget to read and comply with the Boot Camp assistant instructions, specifically, to download a driver image from Apple for Windows 7.
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The OEM system builders 64 bit version of Windows 7 will work just fine to install on your rMBP. The difference in licensing is that it can not be moved to another machine nor will Microsoft provide any support for it.

Don't forget to read and comply with the Boot Camp assistant instructions, specifically, to download a driver image from Apple for Windows 7.
Thanks so much for the quick reply.

Will do!

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