Difficulty in putting Windows on Macs?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by umdjb, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. umdjb macrumors regular

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    I am considering buying a Mac but I am most likely going to need to boot into Windows occasionally. I was wondering how difficult it is to get Windows on a Mac, and how well does it run?

    Thanks!
     
  2. eyup macrumors regular

    eyup

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    it's a sinch - easy easy easy - no problem - not difficult at all - a child could do it - etc etc

    Unless you're getting a mac pro in which case they haven't sorted the slow SATA drive problem - so i use a ATA drive in the IDE optical bay - that was a sinch too :)

    But if you're thinking of getting an iMac - then it's, er, a sinch.
     
  3. eyup macrumors regular

    eyup

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    1. Download BootCamp and instal it on your mac
    2. Use it to create a partition on your hard drive
    3. Use it to burn a drivers CD for Windows
    4. Boot up with a windows xp instal CD - instal onto partition.
    5. Boot up into Windows and instal the Bootcamp drivers
    6. Bob's your uncle.
     
  4. HennyDaLoc macrumors newbie

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    ACPI BSOD during boot to Vista RC1 Install Disc

    I have seen where several other MacBook Pro owners where able to install Vista with minimal problems. Helping me just boot to the disc would be tremendious.

    Everytime I boot to the Vista RC1 Install disc, I receive the ACPI Blue Screen referencing non-compliant BIOS. I know the MacBook Pro doesn't use BIOS and runs of off EFI, however, I have seen in several forums where deleting the EFI partition was not necessary in order to complete the Vista install.

    Any suggestions so that I can at least boot to the disc would be most helpful.

    BTW...I am not able to boot to the Vista Disc using Parallels either...same ACPI BSOD. Burn a new disc maybe? Has any one else had this problem???:mad:
     

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