View Full Version : Windows 7 on Mac - can it be installed?

16th July 2010, 03:01 PM
Has someone installed the Windows 7 on Mac as it was possible with earlier versions of Windows?
Are there any limitations and glitches to be expected in installing (and running Windows programs as well) and if yes - what they are?

My Mac laptop has OS X 10.6, 2 Ghz and 4Gb RAM .

Thanks for any tips and personal experience - I need to know what to expect before buying Windows 7 and trying to install it.

Thanks in advance!

16th July 2010, 03:23 PM
Yes, it is possible, but not on every model of Intel-based Mac. You need Boot Camp 3.1 or better, and some older Macs cannot run it, therefore cannot run Windows 7.

16th July 2010, 03:24 PM
Win 7 will make your Intel Mac run much hotter (at least it does with my 13" MBP and Mac Mini). I use Lubbo's Fan Control

Lubbo's MacBook Pro Fan Control | Download Lubbo's MacBook Pro Fan Control software for free at SourceForge.net (http://sourceforge.net/projects/lubbofancontrol/)

To speed up the fan a bit.

16th July 2010, 04:47 PM
Unfortunately yes :)

16th July 2010, 05:29 PM
If you want to get win 7 cheap got to your local tafe or uni and buy it from there, I got win7ultimate for $70

18th July 2010, 06:08 PM
If you're a student, you can buy Windows 7 Professional online. You just need your student email (the one with .edu).

Microsoft Office Discount for Students - It's Not Cheating (http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/itsnotcheating/default.aspx)