Vista Problem with Boot camp

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  1. MacDale macrumors newbie

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    Was loading vista on my new mac pro and got through everything until loading drivers. Got to registering on install shield and then it reported a fatal error. I did make sure I had latest firmware before installing. Vista does work but it looks like I'm in safe mode with no driver for the video card. Any ideas on what else to try?
     
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    Vista is not supported. Having said that, I'm surprised that Vista didn't already include a video driver. Which video card do you have?
     
  3. RaMaz09 macrumors newbie

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    yah but i run Vista Ultimate In BootCamp On My MB
     
  4. MacDale thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have the standard NVIDA Geforce 7300 GT. In vista went to hardware manager and it seemed to get latest driver but after reboot still had same issue. (Reason I loaded vista is you can no longer buy consumer versions of XP except on ebay)
     
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    1. We're talking about a Mac Pro, not a MacBook.
    2. You haven't included any technical information whatsoever.
     
  6. RaMaz09 macrumors newbie

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    so, i'm just sayin, no prob. with that....
    :(
     
  7. MacDale thread starter macrumors newbie

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    by standard Mac Pro I mean

    Mac Pro:
    1 gig ram
    250 Gig hard drive
    dual core 2.66 processor
    NVIDA GeForce 7300 GT
    Mac OSX 10.4.9

    Made 40 gig Partition, Installed Vista with what appears successful Install until drivers
     
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    I'm not trying to yell at you or anything, but your comment doesn't actually help at all, because your MacBook contains completely video different hardware from a Mac Pro.

    Your MacBook uses an Intel GMA 950, and it apparently works. My MacBook Pro uses an ATI X1600, and it works here too. However, the Mac Pro features an nVidia 7300, and that's the component that appears to be causing problems. Getting an Intel system working isn't actually of any help to an nVidia user :)
     
  9. MacDale thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure what other information you need. I have a mac pro desk top NOT a macbook.
     
  10. waremaster macrumors 6502

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    Don't use the installer instead extract the files and then install the drivers seperately and you will be fine it's something like “D:\Macintosh Drivers for Windows XP.exe” /A /v

    that will extract the files to a folder you specify.
     

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