MBP unibody question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by airattack111, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. airattack111 macrumors member

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    I just got my first mac yesterday, it's pretty shweet. 4gb ram, 512mb gfix card, 7200rpm HD.

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    Anyways, I tried installing windows vista 64. My friend has the previous model macbook pro (got it right before the new ones came out) and was able to use this vista install disk fine. I partitioned my HD, stuck the dual layer dvd in and the superdrive kept trying to read it, wouldn't spit it out until about 3 minutes later. What's the deal here? I also tried to stick a burned leopard dual la yer disk in there and it wouldn't open either.

    Also can macs only run vista in 32bit? Because my friend installed this disk on his, and when he goes to personalize settings it says 32bit, yet I'm certain that it's 64bit vista.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Sounds like your machine doesn't like burnt/pirated OSes. Use genuine install DVDs.
     
  3. airattack111 thread starter macrumors member

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    I hope that's the problem, and it's not anything wrong with the superdrive.

    Time to try my external drive :)
     
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    Pretty funny exchange, though.
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Well there are genuine reasons to have burnt copies of an OS. For example Select and Premier members of ADC can download and burn (to a dual-layer DVD) copies of Leopard for their own use. Which is why I was careful to not just flat-out say the OP was pirating the OS...
     
  6. airattack111 thread starter macrumors member

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    I used my "genuine" copy in my external drive and it installed. Are there any new drivers for the unibody mbp? The trackpad is hard as hell to use. And you can't switch to the integrated gpu.
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes. As in normal with new Macs the newest Macbooks and Macbook Pros ship with specialised builds of OSX. The next release (10.5.6) will integrate these drivers. Why did you not just use the restore disk that came with the machine?

    For reference the build of OSX on my Unibody MBP is 9F2114.
     

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