1. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    Has anyone installed Windows 10 on their 2017 MacBook Pro with either bootcamp or parallels? How is it working? I'm thinking about it just for gaming. Any comments would be helpful. Thanks
    09-03-2017 11:31 AM
  2. fabio984's Avatar
    I use virtualbox.
    1st I only have 120GB.
    2nd if I want delete windows, there's one file only. If you delete it, everything goes with it.
    But honestly, if you'll use it for gaming, I don't think this is the best choice, and paralells too.

    EDIT: installed Windows with bootcamp and I’m very impressed. It runs better than a PC. And to remove it’s the same, just open bootcamp and click next. Apple always making things simple!
    Last edited by fabio984; 09-26-2017 at 04:34 AM.
    09-03-2017 11:37 AM
  3. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I understand what your saying about virtualbox, but is parallels good or should I just install bootcamp?
    09-03-2017 12:24 PM
  4. TripleOne's Avatar
    I used bootcamp on my Late 2013 rMBP. It worked and performed just fine.
    09-03-2017 04:44 PM
  5. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    So did I but I'm wondering about the 2017 models.
    09-03-2017 06:23 PM
  6. fabio984's Avatar
    I'm not sure about bootcamp, but to run parallels you must start Mac OS first, if bootcamp runs windows without Mac OS, go with bootcamp...
    09-04-2017 09:09 AM
  7. tigerinexile's Avatar
    BootCamp runs Windows 10 natively, which is a consideration if you're gaming -- how much RAM do you have/need? There's likely a performance boost. But you have to be careful about how hot it runs; some people throttle the processor at 99% because of that.

    I run it on a 2012 MBP and a 2013 MBA; you'll want to verify how the touchbar gets treated by the BootCamp drivers.
    09-04-2017 10:54 AM
  8. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    Then I'm thinking about not doing it. I was running one game on Mac OS and it got hot near the touchbar. This was just a WWII strategy game. I can only imagine if it was Grand Theft Auto or something that really pushes it. I think I'll leave the windows off of it and just game on the Mac.

    One concern I have is if the Mac is bootcamped and something goes wrong, will AppleCare cover it if it was the fault of the Windows side? This I don't know and I probably don't want to find out.
    09-04-2017 04:10 PM
  9. tigerinexile's Avatar
    I've got to think they'd cover a bootcamped Mac, because Boot Camp is their program and drivers.

    They actually DID break speakers on their 2016 MBPs with bad drivers, and exchanged those:
    https://www.macrumors.com/2016/12/01...speaker-issue/

    But yeah, it's something you can be a little conservative over -- let other people experiment, then follow behind.
    09-04-2017 09:01 PM
  10. Dos101's Avatar
    I have Windows 10 installed via Boot Camp on my 13" 2016 Macbook Pro. I initially did have it running in Parallels but found performance lacking, so I went the Boot Camp route instead and it runs great. I do some light gaming on my MBP when I'm on the go and for certain games it does get fairly warm when it's working hard (in both Windows and MacOS) but this is expected when the CPU and GPU are under load and nothing to worry about.
    09-04-2017 11:35 PM
  11. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I've found before on my old late 2013 15" rMBP that gaming seemed better on the Windows side than on the Mac side. Maybe this is just me but that is the way it seemed.

    I called AppleCare up and they said if your running Windows in bootcamp and something goes wrong with the hardware that AppleCare will cover it. They just won't cover the software. Now I'm thinking about bootcamping my Mac just for the gaming. They even said its more easy with the 2016 & 2017 models than before and they will walk me through most of it.
    09-05-2017 01:44 PM
  12. Dos101's Avatar
    It's super easy to do, and for gaming I would highly recommend it. A lot of games do tend to run better on Windows as opposed to MacOS, at least in my experience.
    09-05-2017 02:25 PM
  13. calebt's Avatar
    Boot camp is the way to go, I’ve used parallels and virtual box they use to much resource and games run choppy.
    09-05-2017 02:29 PM
  14. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    Is there much difference between Windows 10 home and Pro?
    09-05-2017 04:13 PM
  15. Dos101's Avatar
    Not for the average user no. Pro has functionality and features for an enterprise environment, so in your case Home would be the way to go.
    09-06-2017 09:06 AM
  16. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    Okay. Thanks.
    09-06-2017 01:19 PM
  17. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    BootCamp runs Windows 10 natively, which is a consideration if you're gaming -- how much RAM do you have/need? There's likely a performance boost. But you have to be careful about how hot it runs; some people throttle the processor at 99% because of that.

    I run it on a 2012 MBP and a 2013 MBA; you'll want to verify how the touchbar gets treated by the BootCamp drivers.
    I have a 2017 15" MacBook Pro with 16gb of RAM and the 560 graphics card with 4gb of RAM
    09-06-2017 01:57 PM
  18. Ariel Babalao's Avatar
    I have a 2017 15" MacBook Pro with 16gb of RAM and the 560 graphics card with 4gb of RAM
    Limited resources for running parallels for gaming. Go with boot camp.
    09-06-2017 02:17 PM
  19. tigerinexile's Avatar
    I have a 2017 15" MacBook Pro with 16gb of RAM and the 560 graphics card with 4gb of RAM
    I think you could do either Parallels or Boot Camp, but gaming is best on Boot Camp of course.
    09-06-2017 02:43 PM
  20. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    Okay. Now I just have to go out and buy Windows 10 and get it installed.
    09-06-2017 03:36 PM
  21. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Don't need to do that.

    Download the ISO from Microsoft.

    http://forums.imore.com/e?link=http%...token=hWkVTmSt

    Once you've installed it and tried it for a bit, you can buy a key from the Microsoft Store within Windows 10.
    09-06-2017 05:19 PM
  22. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I had Windows 10 on my older MacBook Pro and its was crazy installing it. No disrespect but I gotta go with Apple support on this one. But thanks anyway.
    09-07-2017 07:34 PM
  23. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I went ahead and paid $120 for Windows 10 Home at Best Buy. Went home and downloaded the ISO file from Microsoft, and entered the product key and was done it in about an hour. Also downloaded the new update. I think it's called Creator or something like that.

    Downloaded the game I wanted and it seems to work better on Mac than on Windows. I hope it wasn't a waste of money downloading Windows. We'll see.
    Last edited by Abu Khadija; 09-18-2017 at 06:25 PM.
    09-18-2017 11:51 AM
  24. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    Not even really using the Windows side hardly at all. Thinking it was a waste of money. Might have to take the partion off and make it all one again. Gonna be 100% Apple on the MacBook Pro again it seems.
    09-22-2017 09:15 PM

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