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I need to install a student version of ArcGIS 10 on my iMac and was wondering what version of windows would be best to use with Bootcamp.

I have an ealry 2008 iMac, 2.66ghz core 2 duo, 4gb ram OSX 10.6.4. It looks like my basic choices are Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP. I'll be using the new Win partition for school work on ArcGIS only for the most part so that's really my only consideration. I'd like to be able to easily move files back and forth between the two systems which, if I'm reading the Apple docs correctly means I can't use Vista.

Anybody here with a similar system to mine using Bootcamp to run ArcGIS? Any comments on what Windows system would be best, or does it even matter?

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I need to install a student version of ArcGIS 10 on my iMac and was wondering what version of windows would be best to use with Bootcamp.

I have an ealry 2008 iMac, 2.66ghz core 2 duo, 4gb ram OSX 10.6.4. It looks like my basic choices are Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP. I'll be using the new Win partition for school work on ArcGIS only for the most part so that's really my only consideration. I'd like to be able to easily move files back and forth between the two systems which, if I'm reading the Apple docs correctly means I can't use Vista.

Anybody here with a similar system to mine using Bootcamp to run ArcGIS? Any comments on what Windows system would be best, or does it even matter?


I have it running on a Mac Pro with Windows Vista through bootcamp. No problems there.
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I need to install a student version of ArcGIS 10 on my iMac and was wondering what version of windows would be best to use with Bootcamp.

I have an ealry 2008 iMac, 2.66ghz core 2 duo, 4gb ram OSX 10.6.4. It looks like my basic choices are Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP. I'll be using the new Win partition for school work on ArcGIS only for the most part so that's really my only consideration. I'd like to be able to easily move files back and forth between the two systems which, if I'm reading the Apple docs correctly means I can't use Vista.

Anybody here with a similar system to mine using Bootcamp to run ArcGIS? Any comments on what Windows system would be best, or does it even matter?


I have it running on a Mac Pro with Windows Vista through bootcamp. No problems there.


Hans, are you able to easily move files back and forth between the MacOS and Vista? My understanding is that MacOS can read files from the Windows partition but it can't directly write to that partition. How do you handle file transfer between the two?

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Hans, are you able to easily move files back and forth between the MacOS and Vista? My understanding is that MacOS can read files from the Windows partition but it can't directly write to that partition. How do you handle file transfer between the two?


Anything that needs to be accessible from both OS'es is stored on a network drive (NAS) Mac can read NTFS, but not write. Windows can be made to read HFS, but not write...
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Macs can write NTFS too, with the help of MacFuse :

For OSX SL : http://github.com/do...on-2.0.4-SL.zip

A GUI : http://www.sccs.swar.../index_old.html

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Hi David,

My setup is similar to Hans' - I'm running ArcGIS on a MacPro using Bootcamp running Win7 - so far so good. W7 appears to be very stable.
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