Vista Upgrade on iMac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by KernalROM, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. KernalROM macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2008
    Hi everyone...

    This is what I would like to do..

    Using Boot Camp I would like install Windows Vista..

    The only problem is it is an upgrade disk not a full version.. Now before you can say not possible I have managed to install it to a clean Hard Drive partition on my PC by inserting a previous upgrade disc of Windows XP...

    Is this possible on the Mac?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. CadenZ15 macrumors member


    Jun 9, 2008
    This is possible, though I've never tried it on a Mac. Just Google 'using upgrade version of vista for full install' and check out the first link. It has step-by-step instructions. This should work.
  3. KernalROM thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2008
    Thank you!

    Looks like I'll be able to do it the exact same way I did on my PC
  4. mike10c macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2008
    Yes, inspite of advice given by others to only do a clean install, I have installed Vista using an upgrade version of home premium into boot camp. As described earlier in this thread, you run 2 installs, one after the other and it ran with no problems. Activation was easy and the SP1 upgrade also ran with no issues.

    Give it a try.

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