Vista OEM Experiences

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by shoe11, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. shoe11 macrumors member

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    Now that OEM Vista copies are getting to stores has anyone got information on how their install went?

    Providing the Vista OEM version installed and Mac installed upon would be helpful.

    ~shoe
     
  2. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    I've got Vista Ultimate installed on my MBP in my sig. I did an upgrade from XP Pro. Install went surprisingly well for Windows ;) though it did take a while I thought. The iSight doesn't work...yet and the tools that Apple provided for mapping the keys, eject, brightness control etc, don't work either, but thats only a minor niggle. MacDrive is also a no go. I don't think its Vista compatible yet. Also I had to reinstall the sound driver from the Boot Camp CD once I had Vista installed.

    Remember that Vista has to be installed on the NTFS filesystem so you cannot write to the Vista partition from within OSX. I actually like Vista. The interface is very nice, I think. Such a huge improvement over Fisher-Price XP. :p :cool:

    [EDIT] Apparently Mediafour who make MacDrive are working on a Vista-compatible version and should release an update once the official launch date for Vista has passed. Sometime around Jan 30. 2007 then.
     
  3. shoe11 thread starter macrumors member

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    So you used the 32-bit Vista Ultimate given that you have a non-C2D MBP right?

    While I suspect that the upgrade from XP Pro might be a smoother path, I'm interested in installing a Vista OEM without a prior XP install because I a) don't have an XP Pro SP2 disc and b) would prefer a clean install.

    Thanks for the info.

    ~shoe
     
  4. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    Yep. I have the 32-bit version of Vista OEM. Even if I did have a C2D probably wouldn't use the 64-bit version as there is not enough support for 64-bit in Windows.

    I've heard that if you do a clean install, most things work apart from the stuff I've mentioned above and the airport card. You need to use ethernet (which gets installed fine by default) to log on to Windows Update. The wireless driver is available on there.
     

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