New work laptop: Macbook Pro or Win7?...

Started May 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
graybalanced Veteran Member • Posts: 5,782
Re: New work laptop: Macbook Pro or Win7?...

glasswave wrote:

I would need to set up the Mac Book pro as a dual boot. Since the Macbook Pro 15" has no optical drive, how will I reformat and reconfigure it?

You can use the OS X Recovery partition that is very similar to the hidden restore partitions found on many Windows laptops. Here is the Apple technical note.

OS X: About OS X Recovery

glasswave wrote:

My main fear is that it won't play nice when I am in windows.

PC World article from last week:

The Most Reliable Windows Laptop is a Mac

Soluto used the wealth of data it collected in this way to compile a list of the ten most reliable Windows laptops currently on the market, dominated by a surprising star…and it's not a PC. It's Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro.

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