Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2012 12:27 PM (in response to expertees)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 11:37 AM (in response to a brody)
I have backed up everything and I guess I should have been a little clearer. I was running pro tools, reason, and a few other programs on my old e-mac without a problem (which was apparently power pc, since when I try to install them on the mini it tells me power pc programs are not compatable) so I know the programs will not run using the mac discs. So I was going to try and install windows vista using bootcamp on the mini. It seems that I have bootcamp version 4.0.3. I was trying to figure out if I would need an os x disc, and if so which one. And if vista is compatable with bootcamp 4.0.3
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 12:16 PM (in response to expertees)
I've requested a moderator move this to the Boot Camp forum. Someone there would be able to answer your Boot Camp questions.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 14, 2012 4:50 AM (in response to expertees)
Looks like no one read your entire post. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot_Camp_(software) says version 4 and later has no support for Vista. You'll need to use something else for Vista.Mac OS X (10.7.3), * Links may give me compensation
Currently Being ModeratedJun 14, 2012 5:34 AM (in response to expertees)
I have no experience but perhaps running 10.6.8 which has Rosetta as a Guest OS with Parallels VM under Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 14, 2012 8:11 PM (in response to expertees)
If your Mac Mini had Snow Leopard originally installed, you could have installed Windows Vista into BootCamp and it would still have worked upon your upgrade to Lion. If it is worth the effort (and your Mac Mini originally worked with Snow Leopard), you could backup, downgrade, install Windows Vista and then upgrade to Lion and restore your backups.
As to BootCamp 4.0.3:
"3. Which versions of Windows work with Boot Camp 4.0?
You can use Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, or Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate with Boot Camp 4.0. Windows XP and Windows Vista are not supported with Boot Camp 4.0. "
Otherwise, you will need a program such as Parallels 7 to run Microsoft Windows Vista. I have the mid-2011 Mac Mini, which came with Lion pre-installed, but I was able to create a Windows XP environment inside of Parallels 7:
Using the same installation of Parallels 7 you can install Snow Leopard (with Rosetta) into Parallels 7 and run that in Lion and have access to your PowerPC applications:
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Full Snow Leopard installation instructions are here:
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