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#154603 1-Nov-2014 20:52
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Not sure I'm mad or what - if I bought a 27" Mac retina to install windows 10 on it ... will it work seamlessly like I was on a PC?




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  #1166675 1-Nov-2014 21:00
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Should be,

Sometimes there are bootcamp bugs with newly released macs that get fixed (Mid 2014 retina MBP) That wouldnt let windows install

But it will probably be fine.

Bootcamp provides all drivers etc.

Not sure how windows will look on 5k res, everything might be tiny

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  #1166677 1-Nov-2014 21:02
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Does bootcamp run from osx or boot separately?




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  #1166678 1-Nov-2014 21:04
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joker97: Does bootcamp run from osx or boot separately?


Bootcamp Assistant creates a properly formatted USB stick from a windows ISO or CD, It puts all the mac drivers and stuff on the stick, yes it installs as a dual boot system. There are other options like VMWare and Parellels if you want to run windows inside OS X

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  #1166680 1-Nov-2014 21:05
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No dual boot is good




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  #1166681 1-Nov-2014 21:13
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Seamlessly? No. Made to work with a bit of effort? yes

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  #1166698 1-Nov-2014 21:53
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joker97: Does bootcamp run from osx or boot separately?


VMWare Fusion / Parallels will boot from a bootcamp partition without any issues - Therefore you can use bootcamp if you want windows native or run Windows within OS X 

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  #1172085 10-Nov-2014 11:43
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If you are wanting it for gaming then bootcamp is the way to go, VMware or Parallels aren't able to make full use of the graphics card resources due to the primary system needing to share.

I've used bootcamp with Win 7 in the past, it ran nicely but I got sick of having to reboot so bought a PC.

 
 
 
 


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  #1172087 10-Nov-2014 11:45
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Thanks. I'm broke anyway but just wondering if I'm dreaming the right dream




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  #1172147 10-Nov-2014 12:12
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You won't get the nice scaling features of OS X - basically you'll either have to use the max native resolution for it to look any good, a lower resolution will be fuzzy as you'd expect.  OS X has scaling intelligence to make it look good even at lower resolutions.

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  #1172248 10-Nov-2014 15:18
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Many older apps have issues on non 100% desktop scaling IME with my laptop with a QHD screen on it. Text going out of buttons and menus hiding behind other things. Something to look out for with high res screens.




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  #1172262 10-Nov-2014 15:45
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There was a ironic benchmark article by PC Mag back in the day when Apple switched to Intel chips "the best Windows machine was ..... a Mac"

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