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maccernow 02-14-2008 04:24 PM

Hey guys im looking at putting vista on my macbook pro ( i still need windows ). O:) Should I install XP first and then install vista or should I try it as a fresh install from boot camp. Ofcourse, if possible, installing over XP sounds attractive BUT is this possible.:o


Kash 02-14-2008 04:30 PM

If you need Vista, just install Vista. There's no need to install XP, even if you only have an upgrade disc of Vista.

May I ask why installing XP first sounds attractive? Upgrading Windows is always a pain and starting fresh is highly recommended.

maccernow 02-14-2008 04:35 PM

Because im not sure of the drivers that come with boot camp....will these be OK for vista. Ive been googling on vista install and some guys have put instructions up and it seems very longwinded so thats why i thought XP first. BUT if Vista works straight and the boot camp drivers cd will be enough without tweaking then that sounds lovely.

Kash 02-14-2008 04:46 PM

Boot Camp comes with mature drivers for both XP and Vista.

maccernow 02-14-2008 05:00 PM

SO honeslty I wont have to mess around will I ???? I just want a simple installation and simple life especailly after spending top dollar.

Also going back a bit to your earlier question about why instal XP first : thats becaue ive got a copy of XP at hand and was gonna install Vista in a few months after saving up for a copy.

So I trust that a straight Vista install will work but if I install over XP will that also work or will I need to wipe xp first. Thanks for the help.

MacHeadCase 02-14-2008 05:31 PM

*Moved thread to appropriate forum - Tech question on Windows installation -> Not just anything goes in Anything Goes*

eric 02-18-2008 11:36 AM

so... what does "asta" mean?

mac57 02-18-2008 04:32 PM


Originally Posted by eric (Post 597062)
so... what does "asta" mean?

Clever title for the post no matter what! :D

eric 02-18-2008 11:24 PM

would have been better if it had been spelled correctly... ;)

SammySlim 02-19-2008 05:01 PM

Before you install Vista, make sure you need Vista. XP uses less resources and is much simpler to deal with generally speaking. Boot Camp works with both. I installed XP Pro via Boot Camp, and later with VM Ware Fusion and it runs very quickly on my MB.


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