Apple :: Windows On A Mac - Windows XP Pro SP3 V Windows Vista Ultimate SP2

May 30, 2009

For those that use Windows on your Mac's, which version do you recommend? I'm thinking, what's best for battery life, performance etc..

I have a copy of Windows XP Pro SP3 and Windows Vista Ultimate SP2. I'm tempted to go with XP for simplicity, and the fact that it has equal compatibility and a shed load less intrusive DRM.

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Sony :: Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit Drivers On VGN-SR190

Oct 26, 2009

I own a vgn-SR190. I recently had HD failure, so had to buy new HD and reinstall vista. My original version of Vista was Business 32-bit. I didn't make a recovery disc. So I went out and bought vista ultimate 32-bit. Figured I wouldn't have problems, but I did.

I'm having the driver issues that someone in another thread talked about, when you get the problem with vaio mode switch and the battery issue. I downloaded the drivers for Vista Business, figured it would be the same for Ultimate. But I just read someone's post here that the home premium 32-bit drivers are the same as the ultimate 32-bit drivers. Is that true? if it is, I would just have to download the home premium drivers. I just wanted to know if anybody knows for a fact that the home premium drivers are the same as the ultimate drivers, seeing as the business drivers are obviously different.

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Apr 13, 2013

I have a Dell Inspiron 1440 that won't boot now.  Using WinVista Ultimate and needed to reboot but it hangs after the Dell logo/Inspiron screen with the white status bar is completed at the bottom of the LED screen.  I removed the 500GB HD and inserted a new 1TB Win7 Professional that I've been working on for the last couple of weeks and it won't boot either.  Same situation on both HD (2 Win OSes on same laptop with same issue).  FYI, I have 8GB RAM in the laptop (been that way for couple of years) but I don't suspect the RAM as the issue.  I do have 2-2GB RAM DIMMs that came with the laptop initially in case that's a test I need to make.

Functionally, it appears like the boot sector on the HD isn't "available" but I've tried two (2) different HDs and I get the same issue.  Hence, I think it's not a HD issue.

What IS the issue and what are my options?  Laptop appears to be fine otherwise.  New motherboard?  $$??

Pressing F2 or F12 doesn't get me anywhere at startup time either.

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Oct 4, 2009

I'm just looking for information / opinions on how to get the best deal for an upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate.

I purchased my Dell Latitude E6500 direct from Dell USA Small Business on 2008-11-04, and shipped on 2008-11-21. It was pre-installed with Windows Vista Ultimate.

I've seen that systems purchased more recently (~June or July) qualify for a free upgrade from Vista to 7. I'm guessing there is nothing to qualify me for such a free upgrade, but considering that I haven't even had this system for a year yet, should there be any other upgrade discounts or specials available - either through Dell, directly from Microsoft, etc.?

Especially with the scores of users who claim that Windows 7 is really just another service pack to Vista, and with Apple offering their latest OS upgrade for a mere $29, I would certainly hope I'm not looking to pay the $219.99 as listed at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/default.aspx - the same price as if I had never purchased Vista and upgraded a 7-year-old XP installation instead.

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Mar 31, 2009

i need to know can i install windows server 2003 in the same laptop. I have partitoined my Laptop in to C, D and E drives,

now i installed Vista in C: drive is it posible to install windows server 2003 in D: drive? Suppose if i install like tht it will cause any problem? . Thank you all


My DELL Inspiron 1525 (Midnight Blue)
Screen: 15.4" HR glossy widescreen (1440x900)
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Nov 10, 2008

i want to uninstall everything that is i want to ununistall the OS VISTA thus replacing it with WINDOWS XP.

But unfornately i have failed to install OS (XP) on my laptop which came with pre-installed Windows Vista. I not been able , but when i boot my lapto using Windows XP CD it copies the required files but when i press ENTER to install Windows XP the message appears that " Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer. Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer and that any disk related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacture supplied diagnostic or setup program. Setup cannot continue. To quit setup, press F3." Please note I have C: drive installed windows vista on it, i have drive D: files are available for recovery disk pre-installed by the windows vista or manufacturer. My lapto is ACER MODEL 4320. Please advise how to install how to install the operating system on this computer.

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Jul 8, 2009

I'm planning on install Parallels. I'm confused as whether to use XP or Vista. Would it be easier to install XP onto Mac? Vista looks different, and I don't mind using something different. If Vista will cause problems, I would rather use XP.

Also, is Parallels a popular choice? How is Bootcamp? VM Ware?

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Jan 26, 2009

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windows vista:

idle: 62-65
under load: 77-85

windows 7:

idle: 55-60
under load: 70-80

i see that windows 7 runs noticeably cooler than windows vista. Please post your details so that other users can have an idea about what to choose if they decide to bootcamp windows.

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Jul 7, 2009

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But I heard I can run Windows on a Mac; the best of both worlds!

It seems too good to be true. Can I use a Mac just as if it was 100% a PC? Is it easy to do? How does it work?

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Jul 11, 2009

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Finally then, it solves my problem, as partly why I got the macbook was to run windows, but was gutted when even if it was doing nothing, the heat coming off of it was really hot to touch.

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Jan 25, 2009

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The USB key appears on windows vista and 7 as well.

I tried to format it, but no way.

And ho yes, actually couple of weeks ago, it worked perfectly fine.

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its almost to the point of being usless as it doesnt flow as nice as in bootcamp.

what settings are you using? i allocated 1GB Ram and 1 CPU.

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Can OSX Leopard do this? Cheers

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Apparently, Windows 7 Home Premium is the only available choice for an operating system (with or without a Belkin easy transfer cable). I was first shopping through SMB.

When I called them, they said I'd need to purchase through Home & Home Office to get Ultimate. However, after checking there, I see it's not listed as an option through them, either.

I went back an checked on Latitudes, thinking that it should be offered there, as Latitudes are more of a business-class model. At least through SMB, apparently Ultimate isn't offered on the E5400 or the E5500 - only the E6400 and E6500?

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