Will Vista stop working on Macs when it's released?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by rushmere, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. rushmere macrumors 6502

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    I was about to install Vista RC1 on my iMac, but I'm now having second thoughts.

    I've read that Microsoft has included EFI support in Vista so far, but they plan to remove it when the final version is released.

    Does anyone know if that is still their plan? If so, I guess that means the final release will not work under Bootcamp?
     
  2. Wilden macrumors newbie

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    I think the RC1 releace of Vista runs out on the 1st of July 2007.
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

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    Boot Camp does not require an EFI-based OS. The final version of Vista should work fine.
     
  4. dreamsINdigital macrumors 6502

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    Windows XP does not support EFI, so Vista should work fine with or without it as well.
     
  5. rdowns Suspended

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    Are you kidding me? They are so happy up in Redmond. We'll sell Mac users Office and a copy of Windows. Ballmer's boner was so big when he found about about Boot Camp that he couldn't jump around screaming, Mac users, Mac users, Mac users.
     
  6. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Is the boner reference really necessary? :rolleyes:

    And yes, they probably are. :p
     
  7. tominated macrumors 68000

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    1 reason: The vista beta is like a trial version. in runs out when the real vista arrives.
     
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    The OP is asking about the final release, not the beta. They want to know whether MS is going to break Mac support in the final version.
     
  9. NATO macrumors 68000

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    lol..... At least this time he's not jumping around screaming "Developers! Developers! Developers!"... well you get the point :p
     

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