Windows Vista on BootCamp 4.0

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by madsilencerr, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. madsilencerr macrumors member

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    Is there a way to do it? I have already bought windows vista so I would like to install them on my Mac mini. BootCamp 4.0 says that it requires windows 7 but is there any way to install vista?
     
  2. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Alright, I'll bite.


    ...Why did you purchase Vista?
     
  3. madsilencerr thread starter macrumors member

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    Ohhh..... I just did!!! What do I do now?????
     
  4. cutter74 macrumors member

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    Just because it's not officially supported doesn't mean that it won't install or work. Give it a try, this might well work... But seriously though, Vista is the worst OS to come out of Redmond ever! I would advise you to think about purchasing Windows 7 or 8 if you need to use Windows with your Mac.
     
  5. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

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    Vista isn't that bad (with SP2). It's just a resource hog and didn't run well on the hardware that was shipped with most computers in 2007. It should run fine on any recent machine. Why you would purchase it over Windows 7, though, I have no idea.
     
  6. madsilencerr thread starter macrumors member

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    I purchased them a LOT time ago! when they first came out.
     
  7. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

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  8. Cheddardip macrumors newbie

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    I have a copy of vista also. Just bought a new IMac. Would I be better off using Parallels 8 over Bootcamp. I don't want to by a Newer Windows.
     
  9. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Just to defend the guy, I also have Vista.

    Why? Because as a member of IEEE, I have access to Microsoft's Dreamspark. This has Windows XP and Vista for free. But no 7 or 8.

    In other words, I got Vista for free, might as well use it.
     
  10. Senseotech macrumors 6502a

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    Your Dreamspark has no 7 or 8? My little dinky community college's dreamspark has XP, Vista, 7, and 8.
     
  11. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

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    I would have to say I like Vista much better than Windows 8.
     

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