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    ASTA LA VISTA baby

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    Angry ASTA LA VISTA baby
    Hey guys im looking at putting vista on my macbook pro ( i still need windows ). 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.

    Thanks

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    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.

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    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.

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

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    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.

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

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    so... what does "asta" mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eric View Post
    so... what does "asta" mean?
    Clever title for the post no matter what!
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    would have been better if it had been spelled correctly...
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    ASTA LA VISTA baby

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    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.

    Cheers

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