Windows Vista Install disk on MacBook?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kenn, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. kenn macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2009
    Anyone with knowledge about what requirements a Vista install DVD/CD needs to meet to start an installation of Vista on a MacBook?

    I think I once heard you need a genuine Vista Install disk but that would prevent you from using Windows Vista Lite versions wouldn't it? Genuine windows vista takes up a lot of resources so there are good reasons to target Lite versions I guess.
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
  3. petemwah macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2009
    by lite the OP means a version that has been cut down after-market to provide an installation which is smaller and more compact inside by eliminating unnecessary extras, see here for details

    in answer to your question though, Vista will install just fine off a DVD-R, i am not condoning piracy here whatsoever and i myself keep a copy on a DVD-R for when i'm on the move as i don't want to lose my original disc (although with windows 7 beta installed now i'm starting not to care so much!).

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