Windows On Mac :: Buy Upgrade For Windows 7 From Vista To Windows 7 Or Full Copy?

Oct 28, 2009

Is it better for me to buy the upgrade for windows 7, from vista to windows 7 or to buy the full copy? If i buy the fully version, should i get rid of my pardon, and re-do it with bootcamp, or should i just do it over my current pardon? (Vista) I just want the best way, less pain, less anger. Im willing to pay more for full IF IT IS THE BEST way to do it.

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Windows On Mac :: Get Cheap Copy Of Vista?

Jun 5, 2009

Where can i get a cheap, perhaps student, copy of vista, which will contain Microsoft office too? Is it possible to find this for under �100?

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Jun 9, 2009

I'm running Windows vista ultimate on my Imac and lately the mouse started acting weird on Vista, it's jumping around and moving unpredictable,and also i use windows in spaces, and i can't switch to spaces anymore until i click control + command, please let me know what the problem is, ohh i'm running a USB G9 Logitech mouse.

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Windows On Mac :: Install Windows Vista Via Boot Camp Using Dell Reinstallation DVD?

May 22, 2010

I have a Macbook Pro and I'm hoping to install Windows Vista via Boot Camp. Is it possible to do this with a Dell reinstallation DVD that came with my Dell laptop?

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Mar 9, 2008

I installed Windows Vista, and Vista boots up fine. However, I hold down the command keys when starting my computer up again, and it won't let me select Mac OS X. It just starts Vista.

On "My Computer" in Vista I see "Bootcamp (C" and "Macintosh HD (E in my Hard Disks Drives. Also, whenever I start up Vista it tells me something about a wrongly formatted drive. My files are still all in the Mactintosh HD drive, but I don't know how to start up Mac OS X.

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Windows Vista Home Premium / Requires NTFS Format Partition

Aug 23, 2009

Does anyone know how can i install Vista home premium on my imac? ive been using boot camp to do all the steps but im stuck at where i should choose NTFS format partition had disk. Seems like mine is FAT32.

This is what ive done;
1.Open up bootcamp assistant
2.Partition, divide equally(116GB each)
3.Insert Vista disk and start installation
4.Install Vista and insert CD key
5.custom installation
6.Now this is where i stuck

I have 4 options, and i should choose the last one which says bootcamp 116gb, but i cant click it since it says the disk need to have NTFS format. How can i set so that i partiton it to NTFS?

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Windows On Mac :: Vista Upgrade DVD Worked Fine With BootCamp

Dec 20, 2007

I'm very shocked about what happened today. I convinced my friend to get a macbook pro since he could run windows and mac (and at the same time through vmware fusion) so he went out and got a 17" macbook pro (don't post about how he should have waited for the January update cause already told him and he didn't care). Well he bought a vista upgrade installation dvd through the university of texas and it worked fine with bootcamp.

He purchased it for $34 and had no previous version of xp or any other version of windows for that matter and the upgrade dvd worked fine with the boot camp installation. Is the upgrade version he got through ut different than the standard retail vista ultimate upgrade dvd? All we did was select clean install of windows operating system as the upgrade selection was grayed out since there was no previous version of windows. Then clicked on advanced, formatted bootcamp created disk, and installed

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Windows On Mac :: Won't Work With Parallels / Windows Vista 64-bit Boot Camp

Apr 10, 2009

I was able to get Windows Vista 64 running on my 17" MBP, it is pretty slick. I set aside 32 GB for Windows, ran the install, loaded all the appropriate Boot Camp drivers and everything is working perfectly in Windows. I boot back to OS X to attempt to configure Parallels...

So I fired up Parallels and follow the guided instructions. However, when I get to step 2 Im not sure what I should be doing. I already have Windows on its own partition, but Parallels is asking me for a CD/DVD image. Im a little leery of putting the Win disc back in, I dont want Parallels to always want to boot from the disc. how do I tell Parallels to load Windows as a Virtual Machine off of the Boot Camp partition?

The partition Boot Camp created now appears on my Desktop in OS X as Untitled, I can not, for the life of me, figure out how to change that. If I eject that volume will I still be able to Boot to Windows? Will Parallel still work?

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Windows On Mac :: Windows Vista Parallels/finding Network Drivers?

Apr 22, 2009

I recently installed Windows vista using going through parallels because my bootcamp failed a while ago. This partition also acts as my bootcamp. Well The internet on parallels works fine because it is using osx network, but when i boot into bootcamp the network drivers seem to be missing. I cant figure it out, but it says the ethernet and network drivers are not there. I cant find the drivers on the internet anywhere and when i use the vista disk i have it still does not want to install them.

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Windows On Mac :: Internal Microphone Will Not Work On Windows Vista Partion?

Aug 29, 2009

I just bought a new MacBook pro 1 week old. I partioned my hard drive and installed a clean copy of Windows Vista Ultimate on one side. I then downloaded skype, but my internal microphone will not work. I tried everything. Can someone help me out with this issue.

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Windows On Mac :: Sound In Windows Vista (64bit) Not Working Right Under BootCamp 3.0?

Sep 24, 2009

Last night I installed Windows Vista to run a game on here, but I got several issues. I already installed the drivers from the Snow Leopard DVD, but the problems still persist.

The issues are:

1. Sound is very very low and uneven. I have the volume all the way maxed, but the loudest it can go is less than half than the potential volume in Snow Leopard.

2. Headphones don't work. I've tried like 3 pairs of headphones and none of them work. When I plug them in, the sound still comes from the left speaker (I can barely hear the right speaker) on the laptop and not on the headphones. Also, the headphone jack is emitting a red light out of it.

3. The lights on the keyboard won't shut off. I used the F5 key to turn off the keyboard backlighting, and while it goes very dim they won't shut off.

I already tried the suggestions on this thread but none of those fixes work. I need help! Especially with the sound! Anything at all would be greatly appreciated.

I'm running a MacBook Pro 13" from June 2009, 2.26GHz Intel, 4GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce 9400M. I instlled a 64bit version of Windows Vista (OEM).

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Windows On Mac :: Won't Connect Internet / Using Windows Vista And Boot Camp

Oct 9, 2009

I've installed the drivers, and when I start up in Windows, neither the internet or the wireless pick up.

Using Windows Vista Home Premium. The little wireless icon in the tray just has the big X, so it's literally picking up nothing. I also can't connect via ethernet.

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Windows On Mac :: Windows Vista Vs Windows XP (Gaming)

Mar 12, 2009

i have my aluminum 2.4GHz 4gb RAM aluminum macbook with the geforce 9400m. and i was wondering. is DirectX 9 better then DirectX 10?. even if the difference is only 8 FPS it still counts.(really the only game im going to play is elder scrolls 4 oblivion)

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May 1, 2010

im about to install windows on my macbook via bootcamp. However, i will use the same partition for parallels, which means that my ram is goign to be damaged. I wanted to know which os did u recomment me to install. Does windows 7 hog more cpu and ram than vista?

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Windows On Mac :: Windows Vista - 32bit Or 64bit?

Apr 27, 2009

I'd appreciate it if anyone could offer me some advice on whether to go with the 32bit or 64bit version of Vista on a 4-core 'Nehalem' Mac Pro. I've read that some drivers will fail to work under this version of the operating system - is this the case for the hardware in the Mac Pro (particularly the HD 4870)?

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Windows On Mac :: Windows X64 Vista On Unibody Macbook?

Sep 25, 2009

I have the "collectors edition" macbook unibody....2.4ghz 4gb ram, 250gb hdd. On apples website it states that x64 is compatible with the new 13" pro but not mine...i didn't think there was any difference really besides firewire and a sd car it possible to install x64 vista via bootcamp or not??? I need to have vista on my laptop for "Examsof" for lawschool and parallels is not allowed.

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Windows On Mac :: Can't Install Windows XP - Vista

Sep 19, 2009

I have this issue where whatever version of Windows I try to install when it gets past the initial software load up to the part where it asks what language you want it will just stop and stay there. With Vista it's after the scrolling progress bar, I get the curntains background and that's it. Nothing more. With Windows 7, same thing—after the swirly Windows logo appears and then it should ask what to do, it doesn't show that window. I've tried:

1) Ripping out all my drives, except the one I need.
2) Installing Snow Leopard client and trying BootCamp
3) Change video cards
4) Disconnect peripherals
5) Reset PRAM, SMC, etc.

The know the disks are good since I have tested them, I've tried almost a dozen different copies of Windows from XP to Vista to 7; all with the same result. I can't install at all. It's quite frustrating since Apple has no clue to what's going on, and I can't take this to the Apple Store seeing that I don't have a car.

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Dec 22, 2010

So I had a 32gb Windows XP partition that I want to upgrade to Windows 7.

I removed the partition via Boot Camp assistant, and when I tried to make a new partition, it's telling me that I have to "Back up the disk and use Disk Utility to format it as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume. Restore your information to the disk and try again."

What does that mean? Do I have to reformat (and subsequently erase) everything on my harddrive? If I have Time Machine set up, will I be able to bring everything back to how it was originally?

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Windows On Mac :: Possible To Clean Install Windows 7 With Upgrade Disc?

Oct 21, 2009

I am interested in installing windows 7 on my macbook. I am a student so am able to get the windows 7 home premium upgrade disc for cheap. I would like to know if it is possible for me to perform a clean install of windows 7 through BootCamp, with no previous windows versions installed using this upgrade disc.

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Windows On Mac :: Clean Install With Windows 7 Upgrade Disc Possible?

Nov 6, 2009

Currently have XP. But, I have heard/read that it is possible to do a clean install of Windows 7 from the upgrade disc. Or is that only possible on a PC? If so, how would I go about wiping XP off and then doing a clean install of Windows 7's 64 bit version?

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Windows On Mac :: VMware Fusion Not Working After Windows 7 Upgrade?

Nov 28, 2009

i just installed windows 7 on my mac last night over my vista partition, but now my avg firewall was disabled to i had to reinstall avg, got that fixed, but my next problem is vmware fusion. it just doesnt work, it boots into windows 7 but then i get the blue error screen saying something like windows has shutdown due to a blah blah blah...anyway i need this fixed right away, do u guys know how to fix it or know any alternatives besides parallels?

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Windows On Mac :: Upgrade Or Clean Install Windows 7

Sep 16, 2009

I currently have Vista 32 installed in Bootcamp and it works perfectly except that it won't show up in OS X under Startup Disk. This isn't that too big of a problem, I just shutdown, turn on, and hold option.

I have a copy of Windows 7 and would like to start using it, but would like to confirm that using the upgrade function will work. Will it still be recognized when I press option? Has anyone done this? Also, does anyone know when 64 bit Win 7 will be supported in boot camp?

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Windows On Mac :: Possible To Upgrade From 32bit Xp To 64bit Windows 7?

Oct 19, 2009

i was just wondering if this is even possible... i started reading this thread but it was way too confusing for me so if you could explain it to a computer illiterate it would really help me out.


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Mar 13, 2012

I want to load windows xp and then upgrade to windows 7 on my mini mac.

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Windows On Mac :: Windows Vista Ram ?

Sep 5, 2009

I have installed Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit on AMD 64 4000+ system with 4Gb of ram, however in system menu shows that the windows detects only 3.25Gb.

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Jun 17, 2010

In order to install Windows 7 via bootcamp, do you have to use the full version of windows or can you use the upgrade disc to install? I figured I should ask before buying another license as I have an upgrade version of Windows 7 Pro that I don't use. I do own previous versions of Windows (all of them....just like I do Mac OS).

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Windows On Mac :: Same Copy Of Windows Twice

Feb 3, 2009

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Windows On Mac :: Brightness Jumps To Full When Doing A Full Screen Apps

Jan 20, 2010

When I have my brightness at a certain setting and then start playing a game, the brightness jumps to full. When I then press the button for less brightness, it jumps immediately to the setting it was originally.

This also happens whenever I do alt+tab to return to the desktop. So it appears it happens when I do something that requires to switch to full screen mode cause it also happens with other programs.

At normal use, surfing, office,... this problem does not occur. And also it doesn't happen under OS X

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Windows On Mac :: Possible To Run 64 Bit Vista On MP / MBP

May 2, 2008

Has the situation changed with the new IMacs? Are they able to run 64 bit vista like the mac pro and MBP, or are they like the past generation of IMacs?

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Windows On Mac :: Should I Go With Xp Or Vista?

Mar 11, 2009

I just bought a new 24" imac with 3.06GHz, 4GB memory, 1TB hard drive, and the ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB graphics processor i am still waiting for it to arrive but am wondering which MS software i should go with xp or vista? i have been reading around to see what other ppl are saying about vista but most ppl are running it on the older imacs or pc's and im seeing that some ppl love it and others dont... so im wondering if there is anyone out there who is running vista on the new imacs and which software would be best for my mac? im using windows only for gaming.

Depending on when my imac arrives i might just skip out on buying xp or vista and wait for windows 7. but if it comes soon i dont want to have to wait forever to get windows 7 before i can start playing games.

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