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Windows 7: Windows 7 works great on the MacBook Pro

01 Sep 2009   #1
raj11650

win 7 build 7600.16385 x64
 
 
Windows 7 works great on the MacBook Pro

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As a registered Microsoft developer, I had early access to the final release version of Windows 7, which I installed on my 17-inch MacBook Pro. I chose the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate. I'm happy to report that it installed smoothly and worked great for the past three weeks.

Here are some tips and observations:

  • Installing 64-bit Windows 7 on the MacBook Pro was easy, just use the Boot Camp Assistant that's bundled with Mac OS X.
  • After installing Windows 7, install the Boot Camp drivers from the Mac OS X installation disc. The drivers are needed for operating the special function keys, like for controlling screen brightness and keyboard backlighting.
  • The Mac OS X Snow Leopard installation disc (just released last week) comes with updated Boot Camp drivers. You should install these drivers so that you can access your Mac OS files from Windows. Also when I upgraded my Mac OS X to Snow Leopard, I was able to access my Windows files from Mac OS X. Very useful when you need to work with both Windows and Mac OS X.
  • The MacBook Pro was able to run Windows 7 on battery power for roughly 3.5 hours, while running Microsoft Outlook and a HSPA Mobile Broadband Modem. This is roughly half an hour of battery life less than Mac OS X.
  • The backup utility bundled with Windows 7 Ultimate couldn't backup my hard drive for some reason--the backup always failed with the error "The system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002)". I'm still looking for a solution to this problem.
  • The Cisco VPN client is not supported on 64-bit versions of Windows. Fortunately Windows 7 provides a Windows XP Mode for running legacy applications. The Cisco VPN client works fine in Windows XP Mode on the MacBook Pro.

Overall, 64-bit Windows 7 works very well on a MacBook Pro--Windows 7 boots quickly, feels very responsive, and it seems to take full advantage of the fast solid state hard drive and the huge amount of installed RAM (8GB). Kudos to Microsoft for an operating system that's very nicely done.
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01 Sep 2009   #2
raj11650

win 7 build 7600.16385 x64
 
 

but the opposite doesnt seem to work
(SL on PC)
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01 Sep 2009   #3
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raj1402 View Post
but the opposite doesnt seem to work
(SL on PC)
Not all PC's at aleast *cough* OSx86 *cough*
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05 Sep 2009   #4
Sevenfreak

windows seven and XP dual boot
 
 

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05 Sep 2009   #5
7Dreams

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Not all PC's at aleast *cough* OSx86 *cough*
mine works 75 %
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05 Sep 2009   #6
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sevenfreak View Post
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05 Sep 2009   #7
7Dreams

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sevenfreak View Post
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08 Sep 2009   #8
TheTeZ

Windows 7 -x6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raj1402 View Post
but the opposite doesnt seem to work
(SL on PC)

Its been working for a few years now... just takes a little.... ever since macs insides started to look like a PC's insides
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19 Oct 2009   #9
brewerma

Vista 64
 
 
MAcBook Virtualization

Does the XP virtulization technology work for the MacBook?
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19 Oct 2009   #10
Jordus

Windows Vista Business / Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I use 7 Ultimate on a new Macbook Pro (provided by work)

It does work well. That doesnt mean there arent better laptops to put 7 on, however.

I find having to rely on some of the bootcamp stuff to be fairly annoying.
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