Installing Windows Vista w/o SP1

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

  1. dune45 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    You should probably check out the Apple Boot Camp Support page at http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/ 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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