The Random Thoughts of a Geek heading for Banbury
The Random Thoughts of a Geek heading for Banbury

Windows 2008 R2 on my MacBook Pro

Since I have now got an awesome computer that I can use almost anywhere; and given the problems of running Virtual Machine on OS X’s 64 Bit Kernel; I have installed my second OS under Boot Camp

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As I have a email address, I still have access to DreamSpark and as such access to a free copy of Windows 2008 R2; this will allow me to play with windows server settings; While most people may install Windows for games; I don’t play that many games (Portal is the only one I do play at the moment).

Downloading and burning the Windows iso was easy; as was burning it, installing it on my mac was also easy:

Bootcamp install

Using the Boot Camp Assistant under OS X is very easy; it just requires you to download a CDs worth of drivers and stuff for the Windows.

Bootcamp install drivers

Bootcamp install size partition


Windows setup is hard to Screen grab; but again just follow the guide; and follow that through. there are a number of customisations to make to Windows 2008 R2 to make it a sensible and useful Desktop OS.

I would recommend to any one that has an Intel mac that they install Windows if they have a copy, and the free hard drive space (My Windows Partition is 80 GB; plenty of room for all the software I will want to run under it.

To Configure Windows 2008R2 as a Desktop OS have a look at this site: Win 2008 r2 Workstation

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