Some Questions On Putting Vista On Mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MacProSean, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. MacProSean macrumors newbie

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    Hi, thanks if your reading this because I really need some help and a well experienced mac user can surely help me.

    Ok so I want to put Windows Vista Ultimate on My Macbook Pro I bought in June of 2009 so its the new one with the SD card slot for your notice.

    I have the Mac OS X install DVD and the application install DVD and I do have the Window Vista Ultimate DVD.

    Another big question that is boggling my ming is if I partition the HD for vista at about 15 - 30 gigs will that slow down my macs performance if your not sure look at its specs in the signature and I have 290 gigs left right now.

    Another one is can I get some really easy, easy, easy, no long worded, difficult, risky steps please you can type them if you want or get it off the web but I looked everywhere and they are so difficult!!!:mad:

    I know how you need to update drivers-so I have heard and I wanted to know how.

    So I hope I'm not forgetting anything I need to ask as my memory is being taken up by worrying emotions that I cant finish this because of some character limit I dont know about but if I remember I'll just update the thread.

    Alright Thanks 4 Reading - Hope you can help me!

    From, Sean
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Actually, requesting help for pirated software is a violation of Forum Rules

    If you have Boot Camp questions, etc. you would be better served starting a new thread with just those issues/questions

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    What applications you're installing will tell you how much space you need. 30 is fine if you won't be really doing anything with it.

    And no, we won't help you with the installation. Buy it or get out.

    Just download the Windows 7 RC! It's free and infinitely better than Vista.
     
  4. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    Bootcamp Assistant has printable instructions built in. They're easy, but if you know what you're doing you don't even need them.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I'm confused; I don't see where there's any indication of piracy in the OP. OP says he has all the DVDs, so how did piracy come in?

    I wouldn't help with piracy, but I don't see where it came in from the OP.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    If you notice, the OP edited the original post to delete the statement about piracy. The original post referenced obtaining Vista by torrent instead of purchasing a legitimate copy. Nobody in the thread quoted the original post, so those references are lost.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  7. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    No, the amount of space you give Windows will not affect OS X. The Windows partition and the OS X partition are completely separate.
     
  8. MacProSean thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks I read the instructions they seem easy im gonna print them today and try to setup vista today I'll let you guys know how it goes and the reason my post had piracy in it was because I lost the disc but I found it the next day so now I dont have to get it through torrent.

    BTW my post wasnt edited by an OP I edited it myself just so you know.

    Thanks 4 your help Everyone

    Peace Out!!!!:D:D:D:D:D:D:D;););):eek::eek::eek::eek::):):):):p:p
     
  9. travisjacques macrumors member

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    you are the op ( original poster) and wether you have a copy or not a torrented copy is still piracy, windows doesn't give you 2 copies of vista do they?
     
  10. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    AHA! I missed that one; I must have seen it after it was edited.
     
  11. MacProSean thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Update!

    Hey everyone,

    I was away for a bit so im posting this late.

    Anyways I got the discs and there is three of them and I dont know if it will prompt me to insert disc 2 or not so I need that answered and another is that on the vista discs it says this disc wil destroy all data on your computer so I was wondering will it wipe my osx drive or will it not do anything because Im putting it on a partition.

    Please answer these question and I need them ALL ANSWERED before I can continue Thanks.

    P.S Is it necessary that I back up my computer before doing this? Why?
     
  12. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    The way bootcamp installs Windows on your Mac is called dual booting. It means that the Mac can run alternatively from OS X or Vista. To do this bootcamps creates a second partition on your hard drive. It will look and work for you as if you have two hard disks in your MacBook.

    The creation of the second partition and the formating of that partition with the Windows disk carries a certain risk of users making wrong choices in the menue. If you install Vista in the wrong partition (the OS X one) you obviously have toasted your primary system. This why it is good to back up to an external medium.
     

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