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Old Dec 14, 2012, 08:15 AM   #1
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Windows Vista on BootCamp 4.0

Is there a way to do it? I have already bought windows vista so I would like to install them on my Mac mini. BootCamp 4.0 says that it requires windows 7 but is there any way to install vista?
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 12:21 PM   #2
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Alright, I'll bite.


...Why did you purchase Vista?
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 12:30 PM   #3
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Alright, I'll bite.


...Why did you purchase Vista?
Ohhh..... I just did!!! What do I do now?????
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 01:56 PM   #4
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Just because it's not officially supported doesn't mean that it won't install or work. Give it a try, this might well work... But seriously though, Vista is the worst OS to come out of Redmond ever! I would advise you to think about purchasing Windows 7 or 8 if you need to use Windows with your Mac.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:03 PM   #5
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Vista isn't that bad (with SP2). It's just a resource hog and didn't run well on the hardware that was shipped with most computers in 2007. It should run fine on any recent machine. Why you would purchase it over Windows 7, though, I have no idea.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:49 PM   #6
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I purchased them a LOT time ago! when they first came out.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 05:11 PM   #7
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In that case, I guess it's okay.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 11:04 AM   #8
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I have a copy of vista also. Just bought a new IMac. Would I be better off using Parallels 8 over Bootcamp. I don't want to by a Newer Windows.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 12:28 PM   #9
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Just to defend the guy, I also have Vista.

Why? Because as a member of IEEE, I have access to Microsoft's Dreamspark. This has Windows XP and Vista for free. But no 7 or 8.

In other words, I got Vista for free, might as well use it.
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Just to defend the guy, I also have Vista.

Why? Because as a member of IEEE, I have access to Microsoft's Dreamspark. This has Windows XP and Vista for free. But no 7 or 8.

In other words, I got Vista for free, might as well use it.
Your Dreamspark has no 7 or 8? My little dinky community college's dreamspark has XP, Vista, 7, and 8.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 05:57 PM   #11
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I would have to say I like Vista much better than Windows 8.
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