Vista 64 on "older" Mac Pro

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

  1. dusanv macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2006
    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

    Jun 8, 2007
    I don't think the driver disc has drivers for 64-bit Windows...
  3. macenforcer macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2004
    Only the latest mac pros have 64bit drivers for vista on the disc.
  4. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    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

    Mar 1, 2006
    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

    Feb 19, 2007
    What is GPT partitioning? can you spell it out?
  7. dusanv thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2006
    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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