Vista Rc1 on Mac Pro

Eodchop

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Aug 3, 2006
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Help! I have tried everything. Bootcamp.
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I tried formatting an entire hard drive as ntfs. i keep getting a message saying to make sure the disks controller is enabled to allow booting. Does anyone know where i do this at. I hear that vista supports booting via efi. I have also tried booting with my OS HD pulled out and just keeping the NTFS SATAII drive in.

Thanks in advance:(
 

omfgninja

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Aug 9, 2006
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I heard (cant confirm nor deny) but the only way right now, is to upgrade to vista from a working copy of XP
 

diametric

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Jul 4, 2006
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No. Not really. I popped in my RC1 DVD and opened up bootcamp, selected Install Windows now and it deleted by copy of XP I already had and did a clean install.

However, this was on a MacBook.
 

ug.mac

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diametric said:
No. Not really. I popped in my RC1 DVD and opened up bootcamp, selected Install Windows now and it deleted by copy of XP I already had and did a clean install.

However, this was on a MacBook.

Guess what? We are talking about install Vista RC1 on Mac Pro now, not MacBook, Macbook Pro, iMac, Mac MINI but MAC PRO.
 

Andrew Locke

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Sep 9, 2006
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Eodchop

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Aug 3, 2006
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Missouri
Vista RC1 on my mac pro

I followed the above steps and everything worked except the display driver. I have tried downloading the nvidia driver. Nothing works. I have went into the device manager and tried updating that way. Does anyone have any ideas at all?
 

aiongiant

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Aug 8, 2006
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some guy in the forum found out the solution

apprently you need to have 2gb of ram inorder to get it working

i think it needs the 2 memory riser taken up inorder for it to work?
 

amin

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Aug 17, 2003
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I installed Vista RC1 on my Mac Pro (4x512MB RAM) in Boot Camp without any major incident. I had XP installed in a partition of my main drive, and used the Vista install disc to erase that partition and do a fresh install of Vista. BTW, waaay too much eye candy for me. Also installed in in Parallels where none of the eye candy installed. Overall, I got a very basic installation in Parallels - it must have sensed much less power during that installation.
 

Laslo Panaflex

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May 1, 2003
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aiongiant said:
some guy in the forum found out the solution

apprently you need to have 2gb of ram inorder to get it working

i think it needs the 2 memory riser taken up inorder for it to work?
If that is the case, then that is why it won't work on my machine, I only have 1gig of ram using 1 riser card. I wonder why that would cause it not to install?

Oh well, I have vista installed my PC, and I don't really care for it.
 

amin

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Aug 17, 2003
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Laslo Panaflex said:
If that is the case, then that is why it won't work on my machine, I only have 1gig of ram using 1 riser card. I wonder why that would cause it not to install?

Oh well, I have vista installed my PC, and I don't really care for it.
I think he's saying you need RAM on both both riser cards for it to work :confused:.