Windows Vista bootcamp on imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Garyed055, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. Garyed055 macrumors regular

    Garyed055

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    I have a 2011 IMAC with 10gig of ram and thinking about loading windows on with bootcamp, but the only version I have is Vista. Will this work ok?

    Gary
     
  2. trsblader macrumors 6502

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    According to apple docs, no. They dropped support for Vista back in 2010 I believe and their current docs only mention installing Windows 7 or 8 and newer. Being a 2011, their docs say you cannot install the 64-bit windows 10 either, so you'd be limited to just Windows 7 with your current setup.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204048 for more information about support versions of windows and Mac Models.

    Virtual machines could run Vista, and may be an alternative depending on what your requirements are.
     
  3. Garyed055 thread starter macrumors regular

    Garyed055

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    Thanks I wasn't sure if it would work:)

    Gary
     
  4. jerwin macrumors 68020

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    You might want to pick up some more ram, if you're intent on running a virtual machine-- whatever ram you allocate to your virtual machine can't be used by macos.

    On the other hand, it may be that Vista can make do with rather less than Windows 10.
     

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