Anyone running Windows 7 on their Mac Pro yet?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by fluidedge, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. fluidedge macrumors 65816

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    How does it go?

    Were there any installation problems?

    I'm looking forward to running W7 when the public beta comes out on Friday.
     
  2. frimple macrumors 6502

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    TPB has the developers beta available now if you can't wait. I'm trying to download from MSDN now but it's insanely slow today.
     
  3. fluidedge thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm happy to wait another few hours and get it straight from MS - I wouldn't ever download something as critical as an OS from TPB
     
  4. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    It's great, I installed the x64 on a partition last night. Very impressed.
     
  5. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    I agree, not as good as Windows XP 64bit but still much better than vista. I heard anyone who bought Vista after May 2006 is going to get Windows 7 Free?
     
  6. frimple macrumors 6502

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    May be, I suspect Windows 7 is actually the same thing as the Beta Service Pack 2 for Vista that's available for developers. I mean, everyone knows that windows 7 is Vista right?
     
  7. hatehereyes macrumors 6502a

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    i installed windows 7 but i couldn't get the boot camp drivers installed.

    did anyone have any luck with that?
     
  8. wizzracer macrumors 6502

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    Wow, The reason I went to a Mac was to ditch MS OS, Its buggy, its slow, and down right 10 years behind the times!

    My friend installed IE 8 on his box and the webpages went nuts. Flashing, closing down all kinds of wierd stuff.

    I just can't wait till developers will make all apps for Mac's.;) and put MS in the history books.:D
     
  9. KelchM macrumors regular

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    ...

    wow.

    All you need to do is cross-check the checksums.
     
  10. DavyC412 macrumors member

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    ive heard nothing but good things from ppl who have tried windows 7. i tried vista back in the day when it came out and switched back to XP soon after. aside from the compatability issues, something just didnt feel right about it. hopefully 7 is the real deal and not another major foul-up from microsoft.
     
  11. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    I ditched the 32-bit torrented version from 2 weeks ago or so and finished downloading the 64 bit about an hour ago. Woo!
     
  12. Tom Sawyer macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like MS servers have been slammed and they removed it for now. Can't find anywhere else to pull it down from. I am curious to give it a test drive.
     
  13. brand macrumors 601

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    I don't really see how you can prove or justify the statement that they are 10 years behind the times. All it is is an empty statement.

    IE8 is a beta that is to be expected. That's the purpose of betas. Did your friend report it to Microsoft? If not then he didn't do his part as a software beta tester.

    Disclaimer: I am in no way supporting Microsoft, just making points.
     
  14. wizzracer macrumors 6502

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    Last I heard he was not getting paid to fix MS problems. Thats why they hire 200 people from India for! Cheap labor and a buggy OS:rolleyes:
     
  15. timb macrumors regular

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    Trying to install the 64-bit beta, first generation Mac Pro... Seeing a weird issue.

    When I boot from the CD to install, I get the following screen:

    Code:
    Select CD to Install
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    2.
    
    Keyboard input doesn't appear to work. Anyone else getting this or have any ideas?
     
  16. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    The world of torrents awaits you.
     
  17. hatehereyes macrumors 6502a

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  19. hatehereyes macrumors 6502a

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    haha no not really.

    i was just being sarcastic.
     
  20. kyo1980 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, i've got same issues, with same mac pro.. i've read something about solving this problem, but the procedure requires a working Windows installation http://www.jowie.com/blog/post/2008...t-from-Vista-x64-DVD-burnt-from-iso-file.aspx

    Is there any other way to fix the iso using OsX ?

    thanx in advice
     
  21. brand macrumors 601

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    I don't guess you know what the purpose of a public beta is then.
     
  22. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    To expand on that, public betas are the best way to find and resolve problems. 200 people paid my Microsoft will simply not find as many problems as the much more numerous public. In addition, public betas expose the software much more because of the infinitely varied uses that such software has.
     
  23. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Not going to happen, as Apple doesn't want to take on the development issues associated with making their OS compatible on most any machine on the planet.

    If they did, people would end up making the same complaints as they do with MS's OS's. :eek: ;)
    I'm not aware of a better, or faster solution to help ID issues than release it into the wild. ;)
     
  24. wizzracer macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure what there for! You find, fix, and report system OS and hardware problems, On your time and dime. My time is better spent doing things that people will enjoy. I did get paid for this when I worked at the Las Colinas location for MS.

    Make a list of things that can't be done on OSX. It will be a very short list.:D

    Until MS does something with it's Kernel, Your beating a dead horse. In the end the results are the same. You release it with all the "known" issues for the public to worry about:rolleyes:

    That MS Beta tester will look good on your resume in the coming Mac World!
     
  25. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe May of THIS year. Otherwise very unlikely.
     

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