I'd like to install Windows on my early 2011 MBP via Bootcamp so I can run a highly critical piece of software (Guild Wars 2).
The system reqs. are XP or better.
Which version of Windows?
On searching Amazon, I found that there are several versions of Windows for sale.
There's Windows 7 Home Premium. That sounds about right I guess. But does the "Premium" tag mean there's also a cheaper "non-premium" version available? If so, should I get that instead?
I understand that the current version is Windows 8. But my sense is that with Windows, one doesn't always want to run the current version.
Which release version (XP, Vista, 7, or 8) and feature version (Home, Premium, whatever) is least likely to make me miserable?
Should I install the 32 or 64-bit version? (64-bit, I guess, right?)