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I have been looking to buy a mac because they look good. But I don't like osx, so can i install windows 8 on it?

And by installing windows I dont mean using virtual machines.



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I don't know much about mac's but I know that thees days they run standard PC hardware and it is possible to Install Windows on them using boot camp.

http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201258


https://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/

And no, boot camp is not an virtual machine.
    
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post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by Bit_reaper View Post

I don't know much about mac's but I know that thees days they run standard PC hardware and it is possible to Install Windows on them using boot camp.

http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201258


https://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/

And no, boot camp is not an virtual machine.

But is there any performance cost when running it through boot camp?

Tahnks and +rep
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But is there any performance cost when running it through boot camp?

Tahnks and +rep

As I understand it boot camp is like WUBI for windows. Its just an installer so there should not be any performance loos. That said I'm sure you know that Macs tend to have weaker hardware then similar priced windows machines so you will be paying an hefty premium just for the sleek looks.
    
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andr3az View Post

But is there any performance cost when running it through boot camp?

Tahnks and +rep

A Mac is just a regular x86 computer that runs OS X. It would be like running Windows on any other computer.
post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andr3az View Post

I have been looking to buy a mac because they look good. But I don't like osx, so can i install windows 8 on it?

And by installing windows I dont mean using virtual machines.

Thanks

May I ask what the point is? I would just buy a well designed laptop for less money and good specs. If you are not going to use OSX, I again ask, what is the point?
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May I ask what the point is? I would just buy a well designed laptop for less money and good specs. If you are not going to use OSX, I again ask, what is the point?

Because I like how macbook looks and I still want the functionality of Windows.
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post #8 of 11
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Because I like how macbook looks and I still want the functionality of Windows.

Ok. That is fine. I see people do that and I scratch my head because you should still keep OSX on the computer so you loose disk space. Use bootcamp and you will be fine.
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If you want to explore further I found this on a quick google, didn't read through the whole thing but it could be educational for you.
http://www.howtogeek.com/187359/5-ways-to-run-windows-software-on-a-mac/
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The only loss is battery, using Windows will literally go through battery fast.
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