Can't find the guide to install Vista on a Mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by 66217, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. 66217 Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    I know I saw a tread that explained this, but I am unable to find it. The one who made the guide was a Contributor.

    Can anyone put the link please?


  2. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    If you're installing RC1, I'm not sure a guide is necessary. Just follow the regular Boot Camp instructions, except when it asks for the XP CD, put in the Vista DVD instead. I just did it today, and Vista installed fine.
  3. treblah macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2003
    mduser63 is absolutely correct. The only trouble you will run into is that Apple has not released drivers for Vista yet. So while sound, wireless and networking work. Most everything else (iSight, backlight, full keyboard/trackpad use) does not.
  4. 66217 thread starter Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    So I don't need to delete the EFI partition to install Vista now?.....that was the part of your guide that I didn't like. It sounded kind of dangerous.:p

    Is it really worth to install Vista? Or would I be constantly having problems with the keyboard (iSight is not a problem, I never use it, and backlight support is useless for me since I have a MB).


  5. Virtualball macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
    No, the older versions of Vista had conflicting issues with EFI Support (mainly it has none :rolleyes: ) The new onews Pre-RC1+ all work like XP.

    Now, Vista is useless to have on a mb/mbp unless you want the cool effects. You cant install drivers properly so theres no reason to really have it.

    *Typing from post-RC1 build* ;)

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