1. 1dtbrown's Avatar
    I would like to run certain PC based programs on my new Mac and before I purchase one I need to know the specs I need.
    02-09-2017 01:06 PM
  2. golfinggod's Avatar
    More than enough, Windows will only need around 30GB.
    02-09-2017 01:13 PM
  3. Matty's Avatar
    I would like to run certain PC based programs on my new Mac and before I purchase one I need to know the specs I need.
    Thats a great question 1dtbrown!

    The absolute minimum i would recommend is 50GB of space, just so things can run smoothy. If you are going to give windows 250GB of space that should be more than enough to keep things running nicely

    When it comes to RAM, i would say, nothing less than 8GB. But having 8GB should be OK.

    Hope this helps!
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    02-10-2017 12:25 PM
  4. 1dtbrown's Avatar
    Thanks for the response,

    Can you tell me the difference between running parallel vs partition? in terms of running Windows OS on the Mac. I am not sure these terms even apply to my situation

    And is running both OS systems a pain?
    Matty likes this.
    02-10-2017 01:23 PM
  5. Matty's Avatar
    Thanks for the response,

    Can you tell me the difference between running parallel vs partition? in terms of running Windows OS on the Mac. I am not sure these terms even apply to my situation

    And is running both OS systems a pain?
    If you are using some software called 'Bootcamp', switching between Mac and Windows is fairly simple and shouldn't be to much hassle, especially if you have one of the new Macbook Pros. They are QUICK

    You will most likely partition your hard drive. So basically 'splitting' it into two sections. Each having 250GB of space. The process is quite simple, so i wouldn't stress to much.

    Click Here --> There is a fairly nice how to guide on this website that could help you out. You may have heard of them.
    02-11-2017 01:56 AM
  6. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I have the late 2013 15" rMBP with d/gpu. I paid $50 to have it bootcamped with win 8.1. It seems to work good enough that I have no complaints. Maybe Parrells would of been easier and cheaper to install but I went bootcamp instead.
    02-15-2017 07:45 PM

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