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    Feb 04, 2008
    What version of Vista do I need? New to Boot Camp.
    Hello, I have a late 2006 Macbook Pro 2.33 Ghz Core 2 Duo w/ 3gigs of RAM version and am looking to install Vista via bootcamp. I have settled on the Home Premium version but do I need to buy the 32 bit version or 64 bit for the laptop I have. Any information for a Boot Camp noob would be appreciated.

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    mrplow's Avatar
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    Oct 01, 2007
    Mac Mini i5 (2014 High Sierra), iPhone X, Apple Watch, iPad Pro 12.9, AppleTV (4)

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    Nov 13, 2007
    Surrey, UK
    what benefits are there if not a bit of a blonde question with 32 and 64 bit o.O

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    Sep 24, 2007
    17" MacBook Pro 4GB
    For most people there will be no significant benefit at this point. It's certainly faster at processing instructions, but the problem is many of the applications on the market haven't yet been re-developed to provide 64-bit instructions to the CPU. That being said, it's always very cool to run the latest, greatest, bleeding-edge code if you can handle the risk.

    And here's the biggest risk right now: Not many of the more popular Anti-virus packages out there are capable of supporting 64-bit hardware. And a few of them simply will not run on 64-bit Operating Systems. Right now, the one I know of that's effective on 64-bit XP and Vista is Kaspersky. You can get a trial on, and I would seriously recommend doing trials of all vista x64 products before buying them, as some will perform better than others.
    Perry M Lynch, CISSP CISA
    Mac Newbie, Security not-so-newbie

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    Member Since
    Jan 06, 2008
    Hillbank, South Australia
    2 x 20" iMac Intel Core 2 Duo
    Why are you going to install vista?
    Will not Xp do what you want?
    and at a cheaper cost

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    Dec 26, 2007
    24" iMac 2.8 GHz / Mac Mini 1.66 GHz
    you want the XP version.
    24" iMac 2.8Ghz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, 580GB EHDD, Firewave, 7.1 Sound System. Mac Mini 2.66GHz, 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD, 2.1 Sound System, 19" LCD Flat Screen Monitor, EyeTV with Miglia Mini. Apple TV 160GB.iPod Mini Blue 6GB

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    Feb 09, 2008
    I'm running 32 bit Vista Ultimate in Bootcamp and have Fusion installed as well that runs it out of the Bootcamp partition when I want it to. Vista Ultimate is the closest Win OS to OSX. I've had no problems. I have a 2.4 ghz 4 GB MBP. I use Vista Ultimate for work.

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