Vista Ultimate RTC working on MBP

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  1. thebeephaha macrumors 6502

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    Yea, I just installed the final version of Vista Ultimate on my MBP last night and it works rather well. I'll take some screen shots later if you want.
     
  2. LeviG macrumors 65816

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    I'll take some screenshots please :)
     
  3. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    can u eject cd, control brightness, use isight?

    and where did u get the final version of ultimate?
     
  4. thebeephaha thread starter macrumors 6502

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    All drivers work including sound and iSight, however the bootcamp installer doesnt work so you need to extract the files. I also got the beta ATI drivers to replace the stock Microsoft ones.

    CD eject, brightness, and yes, fan speed control are now available via a great third party app but sometimes they keyboard remapping can freak out, the program can't tell the internal keyboard from my external one which causes some issues but overall its great.

    http://www.olofsson.info/index.html?inputremapper.html

    As for Vista, lets leave that to the resourceful and maybe somewhat dishonest. :eek: ;)
     
  5. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    have you tested isight to work? in previous version of ultimate, i've installed it (and everything looks as if it's installed) but it won't work...

    have you tried to use cd eject and brightness drivers from the extraction of the apple supplied disk?

    the link you gave me seem to be aimed at XP, have you tested that it works on vista?

    again, where did you (or more specifically, where can i :p) get a copy of the latest vista?
     
  6. Iverieli macrumors newbie

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    Can you tell me what do you meant extract files? I know thats stuped question but I want to know the procedure. I never was on XP because long time mac user only. :)
     
  7. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    copy the "Install Macintosh Driver for Windows XP.exe" to d-drive (or anywhere you want)

    and start - run - "D:\Install Macintosh Drivers for Windows XP.exe" /A /v (w/o quotations)(if you didn't save to d drive, replace the path as your current one, and add /A /v

    and it'll ask u where to "install" , give it a directory where u want to save the drivers

    and it'll look as if it's installing, but it's really just getting the drivers out
     
  8. thebeephaha thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I couldn't get extraction procedure to work in Vista, it just gives me an error message, I've done in XP before though. I used a program called "Less MSIerables" to extract the files. I still need to get the Apple keyboard and Brightness things to work, however the eject does work. Just tried it.

    As far as the Input Remapper I'm using it right now, but I have a few issues to work out.

    As far as Vista, one word, bittorrent. (moderators don't hurt me!)

    I'm working on those screenshots too.
     
  9. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    sorry if i'm being pushy... have you tested isight?

    which built is it? 32bit or 64bit?
     
  10. thebeephaha thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No I didn't actually try the iSight yet but it worked in RC2 so I bet it will work on this version, 32bit, build 6000.
     

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  11. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    you seemed to have the brightness and keyboard icon on your task tray... did u use apple provided driver (wait, you said u couldn't get them extracted..) or did u use the 3rd party one? what kind of problem do they usually have?

    could you test isight for me :D

    is there expiration on this version?
     
  12. noob17 macrumors member

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    3rd party app

    What is that 3rd party program to make isight and brightness work on vista?
     
  13. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    Isn't that an Apple Studio/Cinema Display icon on the lower right corner of the Task Bar in that Vista photo?
     
  14. thebeephaha thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats the Apple Brightness application which I did get extracted by using a 3rd party MSI extraction app.
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    As far as the rest, I have not tested the iSight yet, but for the rest I am using a combo of the Apple Keyboard and Brightness apps AND Input Remapper.
     
  15. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    Oh. I was just anticipating another "this OS is a rip off of Mac OS X" argument.

    But i am glad we have diverted that.
     
  16. thebeephaha thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bad News

    Vista seems to have somehow crippled my networking devices.

    I've been using Vista for a day and now when I'm in OS X my airport and ethernet won't auto detect my network settings via DHCP anymore, but in Vista they still do.

    I think Vista now being EFI "compatible" must have screwed up something in it.

    Just before anyone suggests I already did the following:

    Reset the PRAM, NVRAM, PMU/SMC, formatted my entire hard drive and reinstalled OS X from scratch, still the same issue. It's not my router or modem because like I said my networking still was working in Vista and my other computers work fine.

    So basically Vista somehow killed my auto DHCP networking support in OS X. (I can manually configure all the settings and it will work but DHCP support is dead)

    Any ideas?
     
  17. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    i somehow think the preferences are stored at different places.. aka vista shouldn't interfere with os x

    and i'll come back when you tested isight:p
     
  18. witness macrumors 6502

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    I installed Vista Ultimate on a Intel iMac today with no problems. It seems that apart from unpacking the drivers (as already mentioned), all other installation aspects are quite seamless, and a big improvement from earlier pre-releases, which is I guess what you'd expect from a release product.

    All hardware seems to be working fine. It should now be a very simple process for apple to update their bootcamp driver disk for Vista, though I'm not sure if they'll release anything till Leopard, especially since the average Joe probably won't see Vista in the shops till next year.

    (and BTW, I got a legit copy now that it's been officially released)
     
  19. ieko macrumors member

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    I can't seem to get right-click/page scroll and volume control to work -- any ideas?

    Edit: I did extract the drivers CD as stated above but I can't figure out what (if it's there) is the driver for right-clicking/scrolling. I think I got volume control, but I haven't played any music yet so i don't know.
     
  20. retrospek macrumors 6502

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    I would also be interested in how you got iSight to work (if you did)..

    As it doesn't work on my Macbook.
     
  21. Greeney macrumors newbie

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    Im having issues getting my Brightness,Keyboard, and appletime apps to start on boot, ideas?
     
  22. sconstantine macrumors newbie

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    MacBook Pro 17" - Vista RTM x86: Successful

    Just got my MBP in the mail today, followed by a ravenous install of BootCamp 1.1.2 and Vista RTM x86 (build 6000) from MSDN.

    I decieded to go the 32-bit route until drivers are more widely available- I'm running x64 on my (Intel PC) desktop and it was a bear getting all the drivers working on that; from following threads it seems (for now) a Mac notebook is only be more difficult.

    Anyway, here's a few tips for our community:

    Stay away from the install of the 1.1.2 installer disc: it fails (even in administrative & XP compatibility mode). If you do, a note about the rollback: It seems to not really rollback the unnecessary install of XP ATI control panel and sound support applications, so I'd suggest a cleanup of those legacy apps from the Programs/Features and either add the actual ATI Vista beta driver, or leave the default WDDM driver.

    Instead, open a to Command Prompt and run:

    "E:\Install Macintosh Drivers for Windows XP.exe" /V /a

    When the installer opens and you continue by selecting the language, after you hit next, you can specify a directory to save the drivers. This will extract them individually (I chose the 'Program Files\Macintosh Drivers' directory) so you can manually install drivers for some of the mentioned 'unknown devices'.

    Wireless: 'Net5416' directory contains x86 drivers (albiet XP release, but signed and working in Vista86) for the Atheros AR5008 wireless card - (prior to installation Device manager lists the unknown device simply as Network Adapter)

    ISight: 'iSight' directory contains drivers for... yes, suprise: the iSight. It's working for me in x86 Vista as well.

    Haven't tracked down "Performance Counters" or the 'USB HID' (I suspect it's the Apple BT adapter), will update as I figure these out.

    'Nother trick of note from thread digging: Win2003 Server Resource Kit has a keyboard remap utility to add a 'delete key' so you can Ctrl+Alt+Del should you join to a domain or need the use of the handy Windows delete key.

    Cheers~
     
  23. peidon macrumors newbie

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    sconstantine,

    I got Vista to recognize the Isight camera as well, but when I'm in Yahoo Messenger, the Isight doesn't work. What program are you using that is working with the Isight? Also, are there settings that need to be changed after installing the drivers?

    Thanks!
     
  24. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    has ANYBODY tested isight and saw your face in the isight video stream... i mean, merely able to install the driver does NOT count... i can get it to show up in the device manager, but that is not equivalent to work if yahoo messenger, AIM, skype, msn doesn't recognize it
     
  25. bloodycape macrumors 65816

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    can you post the extracted file?
     

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