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This topic was probably discussed but, I want to know if it is fine to run a Windows Vista 32 bit on my Mac 64 bit? Will all the drivers and hardware still work fine? Also, I would like to know if my version of Vista which came with my Gateway laptop will work? It is the disc with the Gateway logo and drivers for my laptop.
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Assuming you have an Intel Mac, Vista 32 bit will run OK. However, an OEM version by Gateway may not be useable since it may be just a recovery version or for restoring purposes only. You really need a MS boxed copy or OEM system builder's version. You can buy an OEM system builder's version at NewEgg or Amazon.

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A Gateway OEM disk will not likely work in Boot Camp. Highly recommend purchasing a System Builder OEM disk. The manufacturer OEM disks have bits in them that aren't expected by BC and in most circumstances will cause the install to fail.
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