Can I install Windows Vista on Macbook Air 2014?

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  1. Xanthe
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    Xanthe Costco Executive Member

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    Now, this may come as a stupid question to Expert Mac Users. It also may sound stupid that I want to install Vista. It's a personal choice lmao
    So, can I install windows Vista with Bootcamp? Or is this not possibe?
     
  2. Lilith Valentine

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    Why not just try it out? If it works, then you know you can do it, if it doesn't work, then you can't. You never know until you actually try.
     
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  3. Xanthe
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    Xanthe Costco Executive Member

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    I want to try, but I'm not sure if Apple still has the Bootcamp drivers for Vista considering how old it is. I appreciate the comment, though! I probably will try regardless :D
     
  4. Margen67

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    whyyyyyyyyyyyy
     
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    windows 7/onwards started booting 'better', supporting efi etc... i don't think vista had that, so that might make it harder.
    i'm not sure how difficult it would be. really, tell us why, i'm interested. just the novelty value of running vista on a mac?
     
  6. sarkwalvein

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    Well, there is this thing called hardcore masochism, you know?
     
  7. Xanthe
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    I'm not sure how to explain it. I just like the old "simple" feeling of it.
     
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    You do realize that 7 is almost completely the same right?
     
  9. Xanthe
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    Yes, but I can still like Vista...
     
  10. Xanthe
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    As I said, It's a personal favorite choice of mine.
     
  11. Margen67

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    Yes, but Vista is inferior to 7.
     
  12. the_randomizer

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    Self-inflicted Schadenfreude?
     
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    I prefer Vista over 7 :P
    Vista just looks more appealing.
     
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  14. Shadowfied

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    Jesus christ..at least use XP if you refuse anything above Vista.....but not Vista..oh god..it hurts..
     
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    Install inside Oracle Virtual Box
     
  18. cearp

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    'of course' - you can install most things in virtual box
     
  19. Xanthe
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    I would but you can't use those things at full speed. I want the real deal. A full speed OS.
     
  20. cearp

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    it depends on your computer, anyway, i have run a vm in a vm and the speed in that vm was great
    it's not like emulation
     
  21. CheatFreak47

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    I would just install Windows 7 Ultimate, hack away at it a bit and install a Vista Visual Style if I really really wanted it to look like Vista.
     
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