Vista on C2D iMac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by pancho, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. pancho macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2006
    I just got the 64 bits vista and I'm looking to install it on my 24" C2D iMac. A few questions:

    1- Is 64 bits ok? Should I get the 32 bits version instead?
    2- Is there any incompatibility with the iMac hardware?
    3- To install, can I just boot on Windows and restart to boot from the Vista CD? When I try to use Boot Camp it just seems to restart to XP.
    4- Can I delete the XP partition first using the Vista installer? I'd do that with BootCamp, but last time I tried that I couldn't create the partition again, something about the HD being fragmented. Does the new version fix that?

  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2006
    Indianapolis, IN
    1. 64 bit will work. You may have issues finding drivers for certain peripherals though if they're not from mainstream manufacturers. 64-bit drivers are different from 32-bit ones.
    2. Not that I know of. I have Vista on my MacBook and am going to install it on my iMac soon. It works fine.
    3. It doesn't matter which OS you reboot from. What does matter is that you hold down the Option key when the machine first starts...if the Vista DVD is in the drive, then you will have the option of selecting it. You will have to hold down the option key and select the Windows drive after the setup program needs to reboot as well, or else you're going to boot into OS X. You can set your Mac to boot into Windows by default, but that's like defiling it.
    4. You can format the XP partition from within the Vista installer. No need to delete it and recreate it.
  3. pancho thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2006
    Perfect, thanks!

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