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I am not sure which type of windows to get to run through bootcamp on my mac. Is there a special version that I need to get? And also is there anything I should be aware of when installing it? I have seen quite a few people with issues when installing windows. Don't want to make any mistakes. Thanks
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Here's a guide to install Windows 7 that I found in a quick search. http://www.simplehelp.net/2009/01/15/using-boot-camp-to-install-windows-7-on-your-mac-the-complete-walkthrough/
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Here's a guide to install Windows 7 that I found in a quick search. http://www.simplehelp.net/2009/01/15/using-boot-camp-to-install-windows-7-on-your-mac-the-complete-walkthrough/

Thanks, I skimmed over it looks really helpful. But do you know which version of windows I need or does it not matter?
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Doesn't matter, install any of them.
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Sweet thanks, I'll let you guys know how it went after I get it running.
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So can I buy a system builder one? Is there even a difference between system builder and whatnot?
Sorry it just occurred to me. Also forgot to mention that it is windows 7. I think you can only buy the system builder one now?
Edited by Lubed Up Slug - 6/4/13 at 8:38pm
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So I am writing this from win 7 on my mac, which means things when moderately well. I looked at a few guides, including the one you showed me and they all gave a little different strategies on how to install the drivers from apple after installing win 7. I installed them onto a flash drive and installed it when in windows. But just to be safe, is there any way to check that I have installed them properly and that there are not any more current versions to install or anything, besides the apple software update program, cuz that just seems to check for updates for apple programs (itunes, icloud etc) ? Also when on mac when using a trackpad you can click with one finger and then while that finger is static and holding down the button you can use the other to move the pointer, but that does not work on windows. Is there a setting I can change to fix this or a program I can install to change this? Besides that it is working great, I have used on I think three of my desktops but first time on a laptop.

Edit: Well I looked through some of the bootcamp settings and found that if I disabled two finger secondary click it worked how I wanted, but I have to click on the bottom right to secondary click which is annoying because I often accidentally click secondary click, but it is a small price to pay for the trackpad working how I like.
Edited by Lubed Up Slug - 6/13/13 at 11:45pm
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But just to be safe, is there any way to check that I have installed them properly and that there are not any more current versions to install or anything
Open the start menu, type dev man and hit enter to bring up device manager. Anything that doesn't have valid drivers will appear with a yellow triangle over their icon. (Of course without the drivers it can't tell you WHAT it is, so you'll have to figure that out on your own.)
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Open the start menu, type dev man and hit enter to bring up device manager. Anything that doesn't have valid drivers will appear with a yellow triangle over their icon. (Of course without the drivers it can't tell you WHAT it is, so you'll have to figure that out on your own.)


Chill, everything seems to be working fine thanks man.
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