New MBP Boot Camp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Rmafive, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Rmafive macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys, I just bought a new unibody macbook pro!!! I also purchased a copy of Windows vista Home Premium 64 bit OEM. Online it says this disk is supported so I figured it would work fine with Boot Camp. Then I stuck the disk into my new MBP and it makes a screeching sound, and after a minute it shoots the disk out?? I put it in another computer, and it is read and works fine. I don't believe my disk drive is broken, since I have already used it to install applications. If anyone knows how to fix this problem please help!! :D
     
  2. DYER macrumors 6502

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    I believe your macbook pro is allergic to vista 64 bit with snow leopard coming :D

    On a more serious note I couldnt get my OEM copy of vista to work either 32bit tho. It happily installed XP Pro SP2 though so I am just using that.
    Any answers anyone?
     
  3. shoopaman macrumors 6502

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    bootcamp only works with 32bit window and sp2 or above
     
  4. eba macrumors regular

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    That's incorrect. I'm running 64-bit Vista on my MBP. Installed it via Boot Camp in the normal manner.

    The problem may be the thickness of the Vista disk. Seriously. The Windows install discs have a heavy holographic watermark on the surface as an anti-pirating measure, and I've had situations where the disk is too thick to fit into the slot-loading drive in some Macs. In my cases, the disk would fit but Finder wouldn't recognize it, and when I listened closer, I realized the disc wasn't even spinning. In this case, it sounds like the disk tried to spin, made a grinding noise and then spat out.

    So my vote is thickness of the disk. Search on Google and you'll find reports of other folks having the same problem with slot-loading drives.
     
  5. shoopaman macrumors 6502

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    it wouldn't be the last time comps being able to do more than what's on paper... i think i was going off of by what it stated during installation or instructions... it's great that it can do more~
     
  6. jgo78 macrumors 6502

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    i thought i heard it doesn't work with OEM copies for some reason. I could be wrong.
     
  7. DYER macrumors 6502

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    that is what they say my oem copy of xp sp2 runs fine
     
  8. neilhart macrumors 6502

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    This sounds like the problem. On a PC with a tray loading DVD RW drive, use a program like Nero to make a copy of the Vista DVD and use the copy for the install.

    Neil.
     
  9. Yeoman macrumors newbie

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    It's almost like they would rather you download a copy than purchase.. Unreal if this is true.
     
  10. naersjoen macrumors newbie

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    Same here. No problems whatsoever.
     
  11. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    WHy would u ruin a Mac with windows crappiest OS to date? lol
     
  12. Rmafive thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was able to successfully fix the problem by using Toast 6 to make a copy of the disk, and load it off of a thinner disk! Thanks for all the help.

    -Rmafive
     
  13. cg165 macrumors regular

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    that isn't true, I installed vista ultimate 64 bit on my unibody mbp and it was on OEM. I had no problems installing via bootcamp.
     

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