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  1. #1

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    Jun 22, 2011
    MacBookAir 3,1 and Windows Vista
    Hi, just a quick one regarding the compatibility of these two.

    I understand that Vista is not officially supported by Apple for use on the 3,1. However, would it still be possible to install and run Vista?

    If so, any additional accessories or further requirements?

    Many thanks.

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Apple dropped support for XP and Vista on the 2010 MacBook Air models last February 25th. LINK

    Which means.... no driver support. Now having said that, why would you even want to install Vista? Just step up to Windows 7 which is a much better OS and fully supported.

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    Aug 30, 2009
    Anchorage, AK
    15" MacBook Pro (Late-2011), 2.4 GHz Core i7, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD
    Windows 7 is a much better OS than either Vista or XP in my opinion. I'd even go so far as to state that Windows 7 is what Vista should have been in the first place. I wouldn't recommend using an earlier version of the OS, since you won't be able to get the drivers you need to make it run properly on your Mac.
    15" Retina MacBook Pro (Late 2013)
    2.6 GHz Core i7 | 16GB | 1TB SSD | OS X Mavericks 10.9.3

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