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Dual boot Macbook Pro with Windows 7

Hi,

Hopefully the title says it all.  My objective is to be able to play my Steam games on Windows because not all of the games can be played through OSX Mavericks.

How do I get started and what do I need?
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Manjunath SulladTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Are you getting any error ?

Update the display driver and check.
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Kyle SantosCustomer RelationsAuthor Commented:
Sorry if I was not clear.  I need step by step directions from beginning to completion.
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
here you go, the online video tutorial.

FYI - Install Windows with BOOTCAMP [OS X Mavericks]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQQmZclXSto
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Manjunath SulladTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Below link will help you to update the Display drivers,

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/update-driver-hardware-isnt-working-properly#update-driver-hardware-isnt-working-properly=windows-7

Also I would recommend you to update Windows also --> Control Panel --> Windows update. --> Check online for updates.. ->
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Alan HardistyCommented:
An alternative to Dual-Boot is to install something like Parallels Desktop or VMWare Fusion and then you can run Windows in your Mavericks environment without having to keep rebooting into the relevant OS every time.

Whilst dual-booting is free - you have to wait for the reboot and that might be a pain in the backside.

I personally use Parallels and love the dual Mavericks / Windows 8.1 environment at the same time, but then I'm not playing games, so Dual-Boot may be better for you.

http://www.parallels.com/ vs http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion

Alan
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InsoftserviceCommented:
agree with @Alan Hardisty
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serialbandCommented:
Parallels is able to use the dual boot BootCamp partition for the VM.  If it's fast enough, you don't have to reboot.  You still have the option to reboot for games that need more speed.
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Kyle SantosCustomer RelationsAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the replies!  I will have to try this out this weekend.  Be back soon!
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Kyle SantosCustomer RelationsAuthor Commented:
I have no had a chance to try this yet.  Apologies for the delays.  Busy week and weekend was busy.
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Alan HardistyCommented:
No worries - I know the feeling only too well.

Appreciate the update.  Hopefully you will get some spare time soon to try out the various recommendations and settle on the one that works best for you.

Alan
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Kyle SantosCustomer RelationsAuthor Commented:
Thanks again for the help, Experts!  Great job, Alan!
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Alan HardistyCommented:
Glad you found out what works best for you and thanks for the points.

Alan
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