Windows Vista on macbook. To do or not to do?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by adrake86, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. adrake86 macrumors regular

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    I got a copy of vista for my dell for the upgrade thing I paid for back in the day when I ordered the dell and it finally came in and now that I am selling the dell I am wondering if I can install this on my macbook. It is a premium version of vista. My backbook is a 2ghz 2gigs standard macbook.

    :confused: Thanks.
     
  2. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    I believe it would run fine... but is it an upgrade disk? If it is the "upgrade" version it won't work. I don't know if it would work if you installed XP first and then Vista, but that would be a pain...
     
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    and if you have xp to install ...just stick with XP unless you need vista for something in particular. I personally have used vista a bunch...no impressed...not a fan! Its pretty annoying to use and unless you are trying to play new games that are vista only (btw....probably won't run well on macbook because of the graphics card) then there is really no point.
     
  4. adrake86 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is not an upgrade version. Full disk. Same thing u would get if u bought from microsoft. I just want to test it out. I just want to see what the vista looks like. Trust me I know xp is better, stable, ec etc....but just seing if I installed vista on it it would work? Should I do parallels or bootcamp or it doesn't matter?
     
  5. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    It wouldn't matter either way, it would work. Just back everything up, especially if you use Bootcamp
     
  6. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    Runs great on my MB, with all the eye-candy.

    I say go for it. Make sure it isn't one of those crappy discs that automatically picks the partition and overwrites your OS X installation though. :D
     

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