Upgrading to Vista 64 on Mac Pro (for FSX) - anything I should know?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Thunderbird8, May 1, 2008.

  1. Thunderbird8 macrumors regular


    Dec 11, 2007

    I'm going to upgrade to Vista 64 so I can take advantage of all my system RAM (XP32 only sees 2GB at the moment) and cores. Anything I need to know? Please, you don't need to post any general comments on Vista, but specific ones to running FSX would be useful. Being a mac user I am very luck that the only thing I have to use windows for is FSX!

    As I don't have any add-ons yet I am going to do a clean install by wiping the partition and starting again....or am I, do i need to do this or should I just let it upgrade itself????
  2. sine90° macrumors newbie


    Feb 21, 2008
    I'm actually doing the same thing. I have a Mac Book pro though and only leapord.
    I'm getting Vista 64 bit for FSX.

    However, you have a mac pro so you need to have Vista Business 64 Bit.
    If you don't get Business, or ultimate (but that is not nessisary I think), you will only be using 1 prossesor. Businesss recognizes 2 prossesors., but Vista Home only sees 1.

    I'm not sure about the upgrading/ cleaning partition because I have not done that yet.
    Good luck.
  3. sash macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2004

    You won't have a choice, you'll have to do a clean install -- provided you're going to install Vista x64 (on XP 32). You could upgrade from Vista 32 only.


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