Vista x64 on 1st Generation Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by htdefiant, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. htdefiant macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2006
    I want to install 64-bit Vista on a 1st Generation Mac Pro. Should I expect any roadblocks as far as drivers go?

    My video card is the 7300 GT and I am working with a standard aluminum Apple keyboard and a Microsoft mouse. The only thing I expect to have trouble with is my external iSight, but I don't really need that on the Windows side.

    Thanks, guys.
  2. Exman macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2008
    You won't run into driver problems with Windows as far as the videocard goes. There are plenty of drivers available, you don't need to use the one provided by Apple (which are provided by nvidia anyway).

    Get VGA drivers off the nvidia website, or use Tweakforce's modded drivers (claims to delivery better picture quality).

    If you look up the hardware manufacturers of your Mac pro, you can download Windows drivers directly from them, for example, most Mac Wifi use the broadcom chipset, Vista 64bit drivers are definitely available on the broadcom website.
  3. htdefiant thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Thanks, exman - I will let you know the results.

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