Windows 7 on Mac

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by MACoverPC, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. MACoverPC

    MACoverPC Newbie

    Oct 1, 2009
    United States
    Iz it possible to run Win7 On Mac??
    And if so is there anything u need to do extra to run it on mac cause as far as i no u can only run vista and XP?
    And where to get it?
    Cauz i lyk Win But With Mac there izent good programs fore file Decompressing!!
    And Where would i get my own copy of Win7 ??
    Help Would Be Greatly Appreciated:)
  2. playallday

    playallday Group: GBAtemp Ghost

    May 23, 2008
    Here you go. You can get your own legal copy at something called a "store." [​IMG]
  3. Salamantis

    Salamantis GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Feb 20, 2007
    VMWare or Parallels. Google those.

    And use BetterZip or The Unarchiver or even Stuffit if you're desperate for unarchiving [​IMG]
  4. antonkan

    antonkan GBAtemp Maniac

    Jun 13, 2009
    Burlington, ON
    Just Apple's Boot Camp, which allows you to install Windows on Mac. I recommend this. Be sure to use the latest version. Google it!
  5. suckerface

    suckerface Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    United States
    Wow, first off, learn to spell. Secondly, it's not a problem. I've been running RC1 on my macbook for a few months now. Some things to keep in mind though:

    If you want to run 64bit (only really needed if you have 4gb of RAM or more), you'll have to do some tweaking to the .iso for the Mac to use it (I've run into this with Vista as well). If you are using 64bit, send me a message and let me know, and I'll help you with it.

    Drivers can be a pain, and Google will be your best friend for this as well. Bootcamp should provide them for you, but again, if you're using 64bit, it's not so easy.

    Lastly, try to get a hold of a copy of Bootcamp 2.0 from Snow Leopard, if you don't already have Snow Leopard installed. It will allow you to access your files from your Mac partition in Windows, and vice versa.

    Again, if you have any questions about this, shoot me a message and I'll do what I can.

    Posts merged

    Oh, and UnRARX is a pretty good program for un-archiving .zips, .rars, .tar.bzs, .7zips, etc..
  6. HBK

    HBK Clover - Fearless to Speak Now. ;)

    Mar 30, 2007
    Yeah, just go on the The Pirate Bay and download the 3.0 Bootcamp drivers (it's about a gig). Mount with Daemon Tools, install and voilá, all done. Works perfectly on 64 and 32 bit.

    Just remember to download the latest graphics drivers from Nvidia (if you have a unibody), cos the Bootcamp 3.0 are a bit outdated, and you want the best if you're gonna play.
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