Instaling Vista through Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Kriv, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Kriv macrumors newbie

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    To intall vista through bootcamp do I need a full vista cd, orcan I use a upgrade cd? I've checked some thread about it, and I'm only more confused than ever. Thanks the help
     
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    You got XP?

    No = you need full.
    Yes = you can use upgrade.

    It's not that complicated...
     
  3. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    If you're going to install Vista, it has to be the full install CD. Buy the OEM version from NewEgg, it's cheaper.
     
  4. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the full version of XP SP2, and an Upgrade version of Vista Ultimate (32 & 64-bit).

    I'd ultimately like to get Vista Ultimate 64 installed on my Mac Pro. What are my options here?

    On my former Windows machine (now a Linux host), I simply installed Vista Ultimate Upgrade, then re-installed over the previous copy to comply with Microsoft's rules on upgrading.

    Can I do the same in Bootcamp?

    I suppose my only other option would be to install XP, then upgrade to Vista Ultimate, though that would mean I could only upgrade to the 32-bit version which would be a problem because I need it to recognize the full 10GB of Ram I have installed.
     
  5. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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    the version of vista ultimate i purchased from my university said upgrade on the dvd and i was able to install the full version without any prior windows
     
  6. ecojoe macrumors newbie

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    Yes, it works fine using that method
     
  7. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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