Windows Vista on Macbook Air?

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

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
    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.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2008
    DFW, Texas
    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 (
  3. macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2004
    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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