Windows Vista on Macbook Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Raggsokk, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    For those of you who used Vista, you should believe me to be crazy by now. Thing is, I wanna play some windows exclusive games. But the only genuine windows i own is a 64bit vista cd.

    Is this fine for games, or should I upgrade to W7?



    ... or are there any... less legal ways I'm not familiar with? It is to my understanding that boot camp only works with genuine copies, while running a parallel windows without installing it on the hdd is less than ideal for games.

    Dota 2. Don't care about graphics, but performance is crucial.
     
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    007bond

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    I'm pretty sure Vista isn't supported by Bootcamp. You could use Parallels or VMware, but you'll have a pretty huge performance hit.

    I suggest getting Windows 7 or 8. You could get an OEM copy on newegg for around $100 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986).
     
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    durruti

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    Performance wise, Windows XP best for games.

    I'd get Win XP, if the games you want to play support it.

    Windows 7 is second choice.
     

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