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Installing Windows 7 on partition in iMac

by ramonahailes / March 21, 2012 10:09 PM PDT

I have recently switched over to iMac OS X Lion 10.7.3 desktop and my only problem is installing an updated version of PartyPoker (supported by Windows) which is an online gaming software prog. iMac supports only a beta version which is totally useless to me. I know I can do this thru Boot Camp which allows partitioning for Windows 7 and/or installing VMware Workstation. I would like to know if anyone out there has in fact installed Windows 7 using either of these two methods sucessfully and does PartyPoker work ok on the partitioned Windows 7. Also, 1) i can use only a legal Windows 7 installation disk...where can i purchase this and/or VMware Workstation 4.5 from? 2) which method is a better option..Boot Camp or VMware. Any assistance would be appreciated

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Re: purchase Windows 7
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 21, 2012 10:15 PM PDT
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Windows 7 on imac
by ramonahailes / March 22, 2012 4:48 PM PDT
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Thanks very much

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For all intents and purposes
by Jimmy Greystone / March 21, 2012 11:25 PM PDT

For all intents and purposes, if you install Windows via BootCamp or VMware/Parallels, it is the same as running Windows on any generic PC out there. The only possible exception to this would be programs like low level disk utility programs.

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Windows 7 on iMac
by ramonahailes / March 29, 2012 3:14 AM PDT

Thanks for yr reply. Have installed successfully with only one problem .....cannot get Full Screen visual on Windows 7 partition for gaming programs. Would d/loading Full Screen software do the trick and if so, could you suggest a good one. Thanks.

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See your other post and reply
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 29, 2012 3:20 AM PDT
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Windows 7 on iMac
by ramonahailes / March 22, 2012 4:48 PM PDT

ok thanks for that

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