Installing Windows Vista w/o SP1

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dune45, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. dune45 macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2008
    Hi. I was wondering if you can install a version of Windows Vista without the service pack one built into it. I am planning on getting the old Windows Vista Home Basic without the sp1 because it is cheaper to buy. Can I install that on the mac using bootcamp and then upgrade to sp1 after the installation? By the way i have the new macbook.
  2. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    You should probably check out the Apple Boot Camp Support page at to check out system requirements and print the excellent Boot Camp installation guide there.

    The system requirements there show that your full version of Vista does not require service packs- only XP disks require SP2 or SP 3 to be used with BootCamp. It notes that prior to installing SP1 on a Vista installation, BootCamp 2.1 is required.

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