Just got my first macbook pro 15''2.4, was looking for feedback on parellels bootcamp and instaling windows 7

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Parallels and boot camp are two different approaches for installing Windows.
I can tell you Parallels is a piece cake to install, and runs trouble free.
What is your question?

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    D_avid wrote:
    1. I ran software update and am up to date. Does this mean that my yet to be activated Boot Camp ap is also up to date?
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    D_avid wrote:
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    https://discussions.apple.com/message/20933807#20933807

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    You are still under warranty.  Call Apple Care. Make sure you get a case number as all repairs have an additional 90 days of warranty. 
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    MissGraceB wrote:
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    hstarkeyy wrote:
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