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MacBook - How does boot camp work?


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Do you also have to buy the Windows OS or does it come with it? How do you use boot camp? I know nothing about it. But if I get a mac I would like to be able to switch operating systems so I can play games.
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no you have to have a copy of windows, bootcamp just makes it possible to run windows on an intel mac.
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Boot Camp is simply a partitioning program and boot loader. It lets you section off a part of your hard drive and then lets you install Windows onto that section, which you can then boot into by holding a button on your keyboard as you restart.

And yes, you will need a full copy of Windows, either XP or Vista, as it is not provided with Boot Camp. You can either buy a retail copy, or save a lot of money and get an OEM copy from an online store such as Newegg.


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Boot Camp is simply a partitioning program and boot loader. It lets you section off a part of your hard drive and then lets you install Windows onto that section, which you can then boot into by holding a button on your keyboard as you restart.

And yes, you will need a full copy of Windows, either XP or Vista, as it is not provided with Boot Camp. You can either buy a retail copy, or save a lot of money and get an OEM copy from an online store such as Newegg.
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Windows XP Home OEM

Windows XP Professional OEM

Windows Vista Home Premium OEM

Windows Vista Ultimate OEM

As you can see, the OEM version is MUCH cheaper than the retail version.


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