Vista 64 on "older" Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dusanv, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. dusanv macrumors 6502

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    I'm having problems putting Vista 64 Ultimate on my Mac Pro. It won't install. Anyone else manage to do it?
     
  2. chrisbeebops macrumors regular

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    I don't think the driver disc has drivers for 64-bit Windows...
     
  3. macenforcer macrumors 65816

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    Only the latest mac pros have 64bit drivers for vista on the disc.
     
  4. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Correct. Only the disc included with the current Mac Pros include 64-bit drivers.

    However, most of the bits of hardware have drivers available from their manufacturers (chipset: Intel, video: nVidia or ATI, etc.)
     
  5. dusanv thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wait, but the Intel 5000X chipset was around for a long while when Vista was released. You'd think Vista wouldn't need any extra drivers, at least to install.

    edit: solved it, wrong partitioning type. Vista doesn't like GPT partitioning. It's installing.
     
  6. Kuraudo macrumors member

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    What is GPT partitioning? can you spell it out?
     
  7. dusanv thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Use Boot Camp to partition the drive and it will work (it'll create a MBR partition, as it should). There are other tools that'll allow you to spell that out (Apple's DiskTool is one).
     

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