Which Vista for New MBP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by forth-man, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. forth-man macrumors newbie

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    Hi just a quick question from a noob

    i have heard of some problems trying to install windows vista on apple comps if there is SP1. Does that mean I have to search for non SP1 vista or is there ways that i can avoid the problem

    Thanks
     
  2. glassmen07 macrumors member

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    I have Vista Home Premium with SP1 installed on my MBP via Bootcamp. No problems. I think you should be ok unless someone else here has experienced something different.
     
  3. ayeying macrumors 601

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    I use Business since I have no need for the media stuff.
     
  4. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Whoever told you that is full of s**t. Any version of Vista (32/64 bit, Home Basic/Premium/Ultimate, SP1 or non-SP1) will install and work fine. I don't even think you can get a non-SP1 Vista DVD anymore (why you'd want one if the first place is beyond me).

    I'd recommend Vista Home Premium 64-bit (which would include SP1 of course), unless you have a specific need.
     
  5. forth-man thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there some problems with drivers with the 64 bit making the installation harder?? or is there no difference
     
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    No difference. I'd recommend not using it at all. Lol. If you do, just get Home Premium, has almost all the features for media.
     
  7. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    No, it's not harder to install 64-bit drivers or applications on Vista 64. And yes, Home Premium would probably work fine for you. Home Basic is, well, too basic and Ultimate is just kinda silly.
     

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