Dangers of running Vista 64 on Macbook without Boot Camp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by cronnos, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. cronnos macrumors newbie

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    I managed to install Vista 64 Ultimate on my white Macbook 3,1 (Core 2 Duo 2.0, with 4 GB ram) with Boot Camp. Well, I used Boot Camp 2.0 in OSX to make partition and restart computer after inserting the Windows disk.
    After installing it, Windows found several drivers for Vista, so sound, wireless, video card (after manually downloading drive update from Intel) all work perfectly. My problem is that Boot Camp will not install. It will give me an error and I have the choice to ignore, retry or cancel. I tried all three options and it will not install. I'm assuming this is because the OSX disk I have does not support Vista 64.
    Am I putting the computer in any danger by manually booting to Windows by holding the Option key without having Boot Camp installed? What am I missing from not having Boot Camp on the Windows partition? The only thing that doesn't work is the iSight camera, but I really don't need it. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    No, you're not putting anything in danger. Boot Camp does nothing more than let you partition the hard drive for Windows.

    The only thing you're missing out on is the little boot camp program that loads with Windows that allows you to use the function keys for sound, screen brightness, ect as well as allowing you to boot into Mac OS X without having to use the option key (you would right click on the little tray icon and go to "restart in Mac OS X"). But, as I'm sure you've found out by now, using the option key to boot into either OS is very simple and straight forward, making the boot camp program itself unnecessary.
     
  3. cronnos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! I'm glad nothing is being harmed by this. The only thing that stopped working after installing Vista was the Mac's scheduler. I had it set for it to turn on every morning at 8 a.m. and today it didn't. I wonder if it's relate to the fact that last night I turned it off under Vista...
     

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