Windows 7 on MBP

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  1. ACiB708 macrumors regular

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    Is it installable via Boot Camp? Has anyone tried doing so yet? Thanks all.
     
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  3. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Ive installed Vista Service Pack 2 aka Windows 7 on my MBP, it works but i dont see any reason why you would need it only to be forced to delete it in August.
     
  4. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    Installed the open beta today. Runs great on the unibody MBP. :D
     
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    I know I don't have the MBP, but I do get this error of sorts:

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    Select CD-ROM boot type:

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    I tried booting from the disc I burnt using the ISO file I download from Microsoft's site. I got Macintosh HD, Windows, and EFI Boot as options when I held down the option key during boot. I got the above error when I tried booting from Windows and EFI Boot. What's the problem? My MacBook is 64-bit... I installed 32-bit versions before, but never 64-bit. I previously had XP Pro and Vista Ultimate (32-bit). What am I doing wrong?
     
  6. ACiB708 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh Windows on Mac section... didn't know about that one. Sorry and Thanks!
     
  7. lordhostile macrumors newbie

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    This helped me tons...

    http://blog.aproductofsociety.org/?p=13


    just follow the instructions and voila!


    enjoy..


    LH
     
  8. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    I installed it via VMware a while ago...works great.
     
  9. RKpro macrumors 6502

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    I installed build 7000 a few days ago, and used the drivers from the OSX recovery disk. Here is a video I made of boot time:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61EdE9AhQz4
    Still takes a minute, but it's very snappy when it finally boots, much better then Vista...
     
  10. Timur macrumors 6502a

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    I could install all drivers except the KBDMGR.EXE (aka Setup.exe on Mac OS Install CD). So while everything works I cannot change the settings of the Trackpack (click options) nor use the special function keys.
     
  11. RexTraverse macrumors 6502

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    I don't think the majority of people who got their hands on the Beta *need* it, but more enthusiast curiosity.

    And come on now... let's not be unfair to Windows 7. Windows 7 is to Vista pretty much what Snow Leopard is to Leopard. Both Apple and Microsoft are treating these OSes as performance and back end upgrades. Hopefully they price them that way too.
     
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  13. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    Works fine here.

    Faster than Vista? I dont think so. Vista is pretty fast at this point. Windows 7 is what it shouldve been originally, but I dont like the taskbar.

    Many tasks take much longer in Win7 than in vista. Ive always had trouble with Vista and sleeping on my MBP. Win7 works 100% in that regard.
     
  14. wesrk macrumors 6502a

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    nice to know it works fine. I had sleeping issues when I had vista, switched to XP and the problem also occurred a few times. Nice to know sleep mode is fine on Windows 7.
     
  15. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    Works fine on a unibody MBP. Once the bootcamp drivers are installed from the unibody DVD, everything works fine. Doesn't need the realtek driver that earlier models seem to need. Looks better than XP and Vista.

    But it's still Windows, you know. ;)
     

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