Windows RC1 bootcamp help

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by speakerwizard, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

    speakerwizard

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    hi guys, my iMac c2d will be arriving in a day or 2 and i will be bootcamping it. but i have a couple of quick questions. if i install the vista rc1 how long will it last (to release?) and when it runs out i doubt i will buy it for the price will it be easy to just install xp on the partition or will that be a pain process? thanks guys. trying to be prepared for a nice setup experience on arrival.
     
  2. treblah macrumors 65816

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    It expires June 1st, 2007.

    To install XP all you will need to do is pop the XP CD in the drive and format the current Vista partition during the install. Very easy stuff.
     
  3. speakerwizard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thats very good to know, thanks, now if they hurry up with ub maya i wont need it at all
     
  4. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    vista doesn't use FAT32, which xp uses so u can read/write data on to that drive even in OS X.. so if you want to do that, you have to remove the partition in OS X, and repartition...

    but again, that whole partition is nothing compare to the installation process.
    the partition might take 10/15 mins or so, and installation+mac driver might take a hr or so..

    why dont you want to get vista, you'll have to get XP anyway or do you have XP?
     
  5. speakerwizard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yeah, i have an xp thats not in use at mo. i have just recieved my imac and its great, more on that later, having trouble installing vista now, if anyone can help please see my please please help thread, thanks
     
  6. sonictonic macrumors 6502a

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    Hey there, may I come into this thread please for some additional assistance? :)

    - Would it be better to make a ~40GB partition on my MacBook, and install Windows XP Home Edition, and then upgrade it with the Vista RC1 disc? Or, should I start from scratch with Bootcamp, and do a freshly clean install of Vista RC1 alone?

    - What will it take to get the full visual effects of Vista (aero (lol), etc.) on my MacBook?

    - Does Vista come with Windows Media Player 11 or 10? And if it comes with 11, is there a way to downgrade? I hear 11 really messes up DRM stuff with WMV and WMA stuff (which I have)...?

    Many thanks in advance! :D
     
  7. sonictonic macrumors 6502a

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    Can anyone answer some of my questions? Please? :eek:
     
  8. CJM macrumors 65816

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    I'm also interesting in knowing the answer to the first of the above questions :) Thanks.
     

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