Mac and bootcamp

This is a discussion on Mac and bootcamp within the Apple Discussions forums, part of the Apple Forums category; I'm considering moving to Mac but I have pc software that can only run on Win XP. Will this be a problem? How about performance?...

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    Mac and bootcamp

    I'm considering moving to Mac but I have pc software that can only run on Win XP. Will this be a problem? How about performance?

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    What are you asking? Sorry i'm not following. Are you asking if you can run your PC software on the Mac?
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    I have Win7 installed on bootcamp and since it is not a virtualization of the hardware through software, the Win7 partition runs fast. Think of it as dual booting rather than running Windows in OSX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deckyon View Post
    I have Win7 installed on bootcamp and since it is not a virtualization of the hardware through software, the Win7 partition runs fast. Think of it as dual booting rather than running Windows in OSX.
    Great way to put it.
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    Don't think of it as dual booting, it is dual booting! :)
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    Get the best of both.
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    Yep.
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    I've used Parallels in the past to run a virtual machine with XP on it and it worked just fine for my needs. Unless your PC software requires a lot of power, I'd consider using Parallels (or something like it) - saves you from having to reboot every time you want to use the PC software. Now that said, I have also dual booted with Boot Camp before for gaming purposes. In that case, Boot Camp was a much better option (and the games ran quite well!)

    Hope that helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deckyon View Post
    I have Win7 installed on bootcamp and since it is not a virtualization of the hardware through software, the Win7 partition runs fast. Think of it as dual booting rather than running Windows in OSX.
    Thanks!

    So if I understand correctly I can dualboot with Win XP or Win 7, no problem?

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    Yes you can dual boot with XP or Windows 7.

    I had a Windows XP Bootcamp partition and it works fine. I also ran the program VMWare Fusion, so I could run a virtualization of my XP Partition. This way if it was a quick application I needed to use; instead of quitting everything running in OSX, I could just open Fusion and start XP right there and do what I needed in XP. Then shut it down, and carry on with what I was doing in OSX. But when I needed to use Windows programs for a longer period of time or dome "heavier" stuff I would shut down OSX and boot up in XP.

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