Originally Posted by markus767
While that's true, running REW under macOS is the better choice. You seem to be familiar with Bootcamp so you know what that means if someone is trying to run Win 7 in Bootcamp...
Originally Posted by AustinJerry
But since REW is supported on the native Mac OS, would you not agree with our advice to the OP to try that method of running REW? And assuming that you run REW on a Mac, do you use Bootcamp?
I have older Macs that have Boot Camp running Windows 7 with no issues. Running under OS X/macOS would be the better choice though for Mac users. However, some Mac laptops have issues with connecting to AVRs/HDTVs with HDMI connections because the screen resolution is not 1080 native. I have found the Minis to be the best Mac choice for connecting to AVRs/HDTVs using the native HDMI output.
I also have several Lenovo Core i5 and i7 laptops running Win 7 for use with REW and HCFR. The older i7 has issues with resolution support since it doesn't have a HDMI external monitor connector and does not have native 1080 screen resolution. The newer i5 has an HDMI connector with a native 1080 screen resolution so that seems to work best when connecting to an AVR/HDTV combo.
My biggest issue with Macs is the poor state of Intel sound hardware. The Macs all seem to have rolloff below 20Hz with increasing distortion as the frequency drops—probably something to do with filtering of low frequencies—on the analog hardware. Lenovo seems to favor RealTek hardware and that is even worse from a distortion and frequency response standpoint. I'm evaluating USB external sound devices now since I need one that has flat response with low distortion for testing drivers and crossovers.
From the standpoint of least frustration, REW users should probably make a choice to use one hardware/OS platform or the other since the support for REW is good on both sides (Thank you to @JohnPM
However, there will always be those who will try to force a UNC nut onto a BSW bolt...