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this may be a really newby question but google isnt my friend at the moment. i duel booted my macbook with windows xp and i want to upgrade to vista.
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    Default xp to vista help please
    this may be a really newby question but google isnt my friend at the moment. i duel booted my macbook with windows xp and i want to upgrade to vista. can i just upgrade or is there another process i need to go through? i have the partition on the 4 letter one not the fat one. and the vista i have is vista ultimate sp2 64 bit. will that be ok?

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    NTFS u mean

    just upgrade... although i dont know why you would want vista in the first place

    64 bit is basically useless for any jailbreaking stuff.. fyi

    if you havent bought it yet i would just wait until august when win7 comes out... vista is a waste of money

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    idk i kinda like it in a weird way. i have both 64 and 32 bit. 32 is the way to go? and i had the win 7 beta and loved it but it ran out before i had a chance to duel boot it

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    why vista...

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    well what else? windows 7 is no longer able to download.

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    i have vista 64 bit installed on my macbook under bootcamp for gaming, i have the macbook (not pro) and 64 bit is not officially supported and you cant run the mac os x driver cd as easily.

    workaround to install all the drivers in 64 bit vista is to:

    In the Start Menu Type “cmd”, then right-click on the program that appears and choose “Run As Administrator”.

    Then enter;

    D:
    cd "Boot Camp\Drivers\Apple"
    msiexec /i BootCamp64.msi


    The drivers will now install and 64 bit vista will work flawlessly. i had win7 aswell but the patched nvidia updates where only available for xp/vista. seeing as i only used windows for some odd gaming win7 was no good (yet)
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    What is the main difference between 32 bit and 64 bit, and why do people choose one or the other?

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    i have 4gb of ram installed.

    32 bit only utilises 2gb of ram, whereas 64bit can utilise the whole 4gb (and higher i think, cant remember the limit)

    it seemed a waste to have 4gb of ram and then install an os that only uses half of it.
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    Hi guys,

    Saw that IvanPK asked about the differences between 32 and 64-bit, and yeah, the memory addressability is a huge difference, but thereís more.

    This link has a pretty good rundown of the differences: Compare editions: 64-bit editions of Windows Vista

    Hope this helps.

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    Windows Outreach Team! Welcome to MMi

    About a gazillion questions running through my mind right now.

    The most obvious to me: why do you own an iPhone?

    AND

    Win7 or snow leopard?

    kinda wondered who the windows outreach team where,

    [ame=http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=183395]Windows Outreach Team - MajorGeeks Support Forums[/ame]
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    Hi reeko,

    Iím not going to tell you which OS to get, because thatís up to you. But, (IMO) Windows 7 looks pretty good. Have you checked it out at all?

    If you didnít get your hands on a Beta, the site has some good info as to whatís in it. Thatís all I can offer you, a glimpse, no ďthis is the best and that sucks,Ē sorry.

    Hereís that link: Welcome to Windows 7

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    Actually Ron, i have installed tried and tested windows 7. Personally, i think it feels and looks allot like Vista. It feels like Vista, but merged with the simplicity of XP, which is perfect.

    I am a converted mac user but windows 7 really does look very good. Snow leopard will have to bring allot to the table to beat win 7
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    hey reeko why not both? u can bootcamp from snow leopard and have windows 7

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    thats what i did from leopard on my macbook, boot camped to win 7, but couldnt find the custom nvidia drivers for win 7, only vista + xp so i got rid of win 7 and will wait for the final release.

    ive nabbed a vista license from my old crapped out desktop for bootcamp which is perfect for work bits + gaming. i dont really mind vista?? win7 just feels like a smooth, ironed out vista when you are using it.

    ill probably sell my macbook at the years end and get the new one next year with snow leopard installed. ill prob lose a couple 100£ on what i initially paid but it wil come with snow leopard OTB so i wont be losing to much.
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    reeko,

    Just saw that you mentioned those Nvidia drivers for 7, did you see that they released a bunch? Hereís the link if you havenít seen it already.

    NVIDIA Graphics Supercharge Microsoft Windows 7

    Thatís pretty huge for Windows 7 users.

    Cheers,
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    i personally recommend leopard. the best of the best
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    the custom leopard drivers are made by a guy called Dox. They increase gaming performance - allot.

    They haven't been updated to Win7 yet

    And spazit101, os x is far more superior than anything else out at the moment os wise imo aswell, however, you have got to appreciate the advancements microsoft have made from vista in win7, its refreshing and good all round for everyone - means apple will have to step their game up for snow leopard
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