MacBook Pro with Retina - Impressions from a Windows Guy

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  1. Speedy Gonzalez

    Speedy Gonzalez Xtreme Notebook Speeder!

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    is not the rMBP colling better because the intake vents ?
     
  2. Karamazovmm

    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    exactly that, it has intakes on the sides and outs on the back
     
  3. doh123

    doh123 Without ME its just AWESO

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    yes the design of how air flows through the rMBP is much better... there is a lot more to airflow than heatsinks and fans.
     
  4. Judas68fr

    Judas68fr Notebook Enthusiast

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    ok then, I guess the rMBP is then a better choice for those who want to play games as it 1) supports resolution scaling better than lower density displays, 2) has a better cooling (meaning cooler temperatures during heavy loads) and 3) has the overclocked GT650m.
     
  5. WPWoodJr

    WPWoodJr Notebook Consultant

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    I have a rMBP running W8 in Bootcamp. I made a Windows system image backup and a Windows recovery CD. Can I safely boot to the recovery CD and restore the Windows system image without damaging my Mac OS partition?
     
  6. Karamazovmm

    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    I remember when I did a reinstall it screwed up all the boot files, I wasnt able to boot into OSX. I did that on SL though, things may have changed
     
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    gerryf19 I am the walrus

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    no. your windows recovery dvd has no knowledge of osx install--it will kill your osx install
     
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    WPWoodJr Notebook Consultant

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    I've seen posts from people who have had success restoring from a Windows system image as long as they they left the image restore option to Format and repartition disks unchecked. Have you ever tried it?
     
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    gerryf19 I am the walrus

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    No, but a Windows system image is different than a Recovery CD. A recovery cd is going to run a small restoration program when placed in a macbook dvd and not know that it is a bootcamp install.

    A system image could be resintalled on a boot camp, I think, depending on the nature of the restore.

    to reply to edited post....I don't know how you are retoring based on that information....how was this recovery dvd created?
     
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    It was created with the option "Create a system repair disk" in W7 Backup and Restore control panel.

    If you look at step 2, section 7 here: System Image Recovery - Windows 7 Help Forums

    You will see this:
    "Not grayed out and unselected" is what I see when I run the recovery CD.
     
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