Vista 64 Bit Sp1 Mac Pro Issues - Help Needed

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by moneushot, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. moneushot macrumors newbie

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    I am running Mac os X leopard and for work reasons I need to install vista 64 bit SP1, which I bought now.

    My mac Pro is a 2*Quad core 3.0 Ghz Intel xeon bought in july 2007. From what I read in other topics and forums only newer Mac pros support Vista 64 bit SP1. I wonder if there is a workaround or if I am doomed to not be able to use vista 64 sp1?

    whenever I try to install vista it just goes into a screen with numbers 1 and 2 and a select cd-rom boot type. Keyboard input however is inactive.

    Basically it freezes and i need to restart it...

    I have seen this error in other forum posts but no easy solutions. am I stuck with this new copy of vista and unable to get it to work? Do I need to update anything?

    Any help appreciated...
     
  2. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    2006 and 2007 Mac Pros run Vista x64 SP1 just fine. There's nothing special about the 2008 Mac Pros.

    I've seen the error you describe — it has something to do with SP1 specifically, being burned from an MSDN ISO file (is that what you have?), but I don't know if it's limited to that or can be an issue with other SP1 discs. There's a way to rip and re-burn the disc so that it will boot. If you Google around you should be able to find the answer, but IIRC it required Windows-only ISO creation software.
     
  3. NickolasSin macrumors member

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  4. moneushot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you guys

    Ill give a try to the options described and hopefully this will work...
     
  5. dimme macrumors 65816

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    I installed SP1 on a 2008 MacPro with no install problems. It was a OEM disk.
     

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