64bit on MACS

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  1. HardwareHunter

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    We are planning to install Windows on my sister's Macbook Pro. My question is, is it okay to install a 64bit Windows 7 on a Macbook pro? Would it be better to use it with Parallels/Fusion or Boot Camp?
     
  2. RHochstenbach

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    It depends on the kind of Macbook. Is it made of aluminum (late 2008 model or newer)? In that case it supports 64-bit Operating Systems. Use the Boot Camp utility in Applications > Utilities to create a Windows partition and follow all steps to install Windows on the Macbook.
     
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    Thanks. It is actually the newest MACBOOK PRO. This guy from the store was trying to upsell the 64bit to her. I said to hold off for now. I am not sure if that's gonna do any good to her machine.
     

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