Windows 7 upgrade Macpro 2,1 from Vista

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Shadowkahn, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Shadowkahn macrumors newbie

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    Finally have my computer where I want it to be - except for upgrading to Windows 7 - been testing that operating system for the last few months though on a custom computer that couldn't run Vista worth a damn (it runs Windows 7 like a dream though - go figure).

    Rather pleased with it overall and now I want to upgrade my Mac Pro (macpro 2,1 3.0Ghz Xeon Quad) from Vista 64-bit to Windows 7 64-bit.

    Now having tested the upgrade process on the other computer I really don't think it should be a problem Vista to Windows 7 (that was the RC).

    But I came across this KB on apple's website http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3920 saying that Apple does not support upgrading to Windows 7 on what I believe is my model of Mac Pro.

    I'm curious if anyone else had any issues upgrading to Windows 7 from Vista on their Mac Pro, and if so how did you work through your issues?
     
  2. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    Your machine is running EFI32. This will cause issues with the ISO format Microsoft is using. I would stay away from downloadable upgrade versions and rely on DVD distributions for your model.

    If you encounter problems with the EFI32 you can use a known work around. I would also follow the hint from Apple and wait for Bootcamp 3.1. The 3.0 version has some nasty bugs one of which causes blue screens from a bad HFS driver.
     

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