Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit - Questions

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by EVH, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. EVH macrumors member

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    Hey all,

    Bought a copy of Windows Vista 64 Ultimate for gaming and work compatibility reasons, anyway looking around the net it appears that you cannot install from a SP1 equipped Windows disc.

    Apple's documentation is rather annoyingly scarce, saying that BootCamp 2.1 is needed to install Microsoft Windows Vista SP1" but there is too many forum posts / links coming up in Google searches about Vista SP1 discs not working to ignore.

    So.. I put it to the forum users. Anyone done this using a Vista 64 SP1 disc recently? I'm not concerned about those who've upgraded to SP1, just those who've done it from a straight SP1 install.

    I need to know before I open the packaging and invalidate my right to return the software :(
     
  2. jerryrock macrumors 6502

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    I have installed Vista 64 Ultimate SP1 on my 2008 MacBook Pro and 2007 MacPro.

    2008 models of MacPro and MacBook Pro are supported natively.

    All other models require modification of the Vista64 Sp1 bootloader and burning a new install disk. Instructions for doing this can be found on the net.
    You will also need a source for drivers for your machine. Once this is accomplished, the BootCamp 2.1 update for Vista 64 will be able to be installed.
     
  3. EVH thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, sounds promising :cool:

    The hardware is: Early 2008 Mac Pro - 2x Quad @ 3.2GHz, 2x 1TB HDD, 8800GT 512MB, 16GB RAM

    I didn't want to open the software until someone confirmed this (as then I couldn't return it.. even if I hadn't installed it)
     
  4. jerryrock macrumors 6502

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    You should have no problems, just follow the BootCamp instructions.
     

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