Windows Vista On 17" MacBook Pro 2011?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by benji21, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. benji21 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    Location:
    LA
    #1
    Hi guys,

    I have installed Windows Vista on my 17" 2011 MacBook Pro.. when I insert the bootcamp drivers in the system, it says they are only compatible with Windows 7. I don't own Windows 7, I only own Windows Vista.

    Can I get these drivers for Windows Vista at all?

    Thanks.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Location:
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    #2
    Anything before Windows 7 is not supported in Lion's BootCamp. By not supporting Windows Vista they're doing you a huge favor anyways.
     
  3. ixodes macrumors 601

    ixodes

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Location:
    Pacific Coast, USA
    #3
    No.

    Do yourself a huge favor, buy a OEM copy of Windows 7 & immediately update it to SP1. Then you'll have a great trouble free experience.
     
  4. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

    blackhand1001

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    #4
    Whats dumb though is that there is no technical reason why windows 7 drivers wouldn't work on vista. If apple had not put that check in the installer all the drivers would work perfectly. Windows vista sp2 is very similar to windows 7 btw.
     

Share This Page