Trouble installing 64-bit vista on my Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Jmac10, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Jmac10 macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2010
    Hi, i have been using my new mac pro for just over a month now with snow leopard and 32-bit vista installed successfully. I have decided i would be stupid not to take advantage of my computers hardware and get the 64-bit edition of Vista, especially because of the rendering and 3D software i use. My hard drive has already been partitioned using bootcamp so i could install the 32-bit version of vista, but when i try to use the same method again for the 64-bit edition it tells me i cant for this reason. I would like to have Snow leopard, 32-bit Vista and 64-bit Vista installed on the same hard drive at once for various reasons.

    I am aware that disk utility can do the same thing manually but i do not want to use the 'trial and error' method i usually use because of the work on my hard drive :)

    Could some one please explain how i can achieve this???
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Triple booting your Mac on one HDD is not an install that there is a nice installer to hold your hand through the process. You will either have to get your hands dirty or try another approach.

    You have a Mac Pro. You are not bound to a single internal drive. The easiest way is to add a HDD for each OS, or at least for the third one.

  3. Jmac10 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2010
    New HDD

    Yeah i was kinda expecting that... :)

    Ive already had a look at some new hard drives and western digital looks good.

    This is the link to the WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA Drive...Tell me what u think...

    i found this site which was linked under where to buy on the same page which sells them for $117, isnt this REALLY cheap???

    Also will this work in my mac pro? (remembering i would like to install vista 64-bit on it)

    Thanks for your help:)

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