Which version of Vista for game-playing in Boot Camp?
December 2, 2013 5:44 AM Subscribe
I'm a late adaptor. After much happy gaming in Windows XP (via Boot Camp on my Mac), I am finally getting around to Vista-only games like Assassin's Creed III. So it's time to take the plunge and buy a copy of Vista on eBay. But which version? 64-bit or 32-bit? Service pack 1, 2, or 3? Starter, basic, or ultimate? Home or business? As somebody who isn't well-versed in Windows to begin with, I'm finding the choice a little overwhelming.
I will be using Windows exclusively for gaming and don't care about any other features. Also, note that Windows Vista is the latest Windows my 2006 Mac Pro will support, so unfortunately "Skip straight to Windows 7 or 8" isn't an option.
posted by yankeefog to Computers & Internet (13 answers total)
(PS: I've tried googling, but the information I turn up is (not surprisingly) years out of date, and often hinges on things like "64-bit drivers aren't yet widely available," which I assume would no longer be the case.)