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    Installing Vista on my Mac
    Will the upgrade version of Vista install on a mac or do you need the full version?

    My girlfriend bought the vista upgrade through her school for 70 bucks because they told her it would install on Leopard and that you didn't need the full version... I find this hard to believe.

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    A licensed copy of Windows XP Home Edition or Professional, or Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, or Ultimate

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    Arg why would they tell her that

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    Can anyone actually confirm this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrett14 View Post
    Can anyone actually confirm this?
    What do you need confirmed? I linked directly to Apple's Support site... you got it straight from the horse's mouth.
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    It would probably install on the mac if you already had XP installed, seeing as it's an upgrade version, but by itself, I highly doubt it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barrett14 View Post
    Arg why would they tell her that
    her school probably ydoesnt know the difference between an apple and an orange
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    Quote Originally Posted by barrett14 View Post
    Can anyone actually confirm this?
    Think about it: Would a Vista Upgrade install the whole OS on a new partition?
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