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Is anyone running Vista Home Premium on your Macbook?

Asked by willbrawn (6614points) October 19th, 2008 from iPhone

don’t hate. I need to run certain programs and games on windows. Will home premium run on it ok? Or is Vista basic my only bet?

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richardhenry's avatar

You sure can. All MacBook models released meet the req. spec, which is:

• 1-gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) processor or 1-GHz 64-bit (x64) processor
• 1 GB of system memory
• 40-GB hard disk that has 15 GB of free hard disk space
• Internal or external DVD drive
• Internet access capability
• Audio output capability

Graphics card:
• A WDDM driver
• Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware
• 32 bits per pixel
• 128 MB+ of graphics memory


richardhenry's avatar

Quick Note: Some of the graphics memory usage is translated to RAM. So, you want to make sure you have 2GB or more of RAM installed, and everything should go smoothly.

joeysefika's avatar

I would much sooner run XP or even XP lite which you can get from any of your neighborhood torrent sites (a 170mb stripped down version of XP). It’ll run much smoother and better on a Macbook than Vista

Spargett's avatar

Yeah, no need for Vista. Be aware that Windows may grow to eat up alot of disk space if you use something like Parallels instead of BootCamp (which I prefer), so watch out for that.

iwamoto's avatar

i actually am running it under Vmware Fusion, next to 10.5 Server, just for testing purposes, oh, and to use some crippled windows only soft.

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