MacBook Pro :: Late 2006 / Early 2007 15" C2D - Create Bootcamp Partition And Install Windows XP
Dec 21, 2010
If you have a late 2006/Early 2007 Core2Duo Macbook Pro (ideally UK-bought 2.33GHz), could you please attempt to do the following: Create a bootcamp partition and install Windows XP pro Install all the relevant updates to your bootcamp partition including Apple bootcamp utility updates Attempt to reboot from windows, either to OSX or back into windows again Let me know the result. I'm trying to investigate if there is an inherent fault in this batch of machines, as mine cannot successfully do this, and i think Apple have a case to answer for, though i may be wrong...
I recently made a clone of my Windows XP Pro SP3 installation (its roughly about 14GB according to Finder/WinClone) so i made a 80GB partition on my 320GB drive and it gives me this error message:
the WinClone came from a 500GB internal drive and ive gotten winclone images to restore to a MBP before but not sure why its giving me this error code, anyway to restore the image to the new partition (which was created with Bootcamp) as i no longer have access to the old machine it was running on.
I realise I can't resize the partition my OS is running on...but bootcamp seems to be able to do it for windows. Is it possible to use bootcamp to create a windows partition but then install OS X Server on it instead of Windows?
I'm having grief trying to create a new windows partition on my MCP. This is a similar problem to a million others that I've read on google, but slightly different and I cant get to the bottom of it. So, I had a 100GB hard drive running 10.5 and created a 20GB partition for XP. All good, all worked. But 20GB wasnt quite enough so I purchased a new 160GB drive and used Carbon Copy Cloner to create an exact copy of my OS X partition on the new drive. Removed old hard drive, installed new one and OS X runs like a dream still.
However, now I go to make my windows partition using bootcamp assistant and get the following error: "The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. Back up the disk and use Disk Utility to format it as a single Mac OS. Extended (Journaled) volume. Restore your information to the disk and try using Boot Camp Assistant again." Thing is, there is only one partition on my drive when I look in disc utility. I could just format the drive and restore using carbon copy cloner I guess, but I'd like to avoid that hassle.
I have Windows 7 installed on my sons MacBook Pro.
The Drive is partitioned at 500GB for Windows and 300GB for Mac.
In windows, I need to shrink the Windows drive, and then create 2 extra drives from it.
However, I can shrink the drive, but when I try to Format, it tells me that it cannot find the drive, and then it changes the drive types to all "Dynamic" including the Mac Drive.
And once this happens, I can no longer access the Mac drive during Boot, and windows will not load, as it cannot find the drive during windows boot up. And which point, I have to restore the system and it takes up to 6 hours to installed Lion, as my Internet is slowing that a cold winters day.
So, my question is the following.
How can I successfully shrink the drive.
Then Partition the FREE space
Then Format to NTFS without loosing drive type and integrity?
I have a MBP Santa Rosa, 2.2 gHz 120 gb HDD and I want to install Snow Leopard on it but when attempting to install it, it gives me a message saying that Snow Leopard couldn't be installed on the machine.
I have a late 2006 white macbook. I got a good deal for it at the time. It was the day after Thanksgiving. the sales rep convinced me to go with the core2duo chip running at 2.0 ghz. It now has 2 gigs of ram. Here are the graphics specs:
ntel GMA 950:................
I do have Windows Vista 64-bit Home Premium which I got for Christmas from a distant relative. I won't be playing any games at all or doing any major processing work. My main OS will still be Leopard. I am just going to run a few Windows app that don't have a similar counterpart on the mac. By the way this machine does have 802.11n. I just had to enable it. Since I have the 64-bit Windows Vista. Can my machine run it smoothly for the basic work I will be doing?
Does anybody know if a early 2006 model macbook can install iLife '09 or iLife '11? I just got my hard drive replaced and was able to upgrade from Tiger to Snow Leopard (I'm a little behind the times). I look at the requirements for iLife, and I think I'm good on everything. This is what I found for the requirements:
System Requirements for iLife '09 Mac OS X v10.5.6 Leopard or laterMac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor.; iMovie req uires an Intel-based Mac, Power Mac G5 (dual 2.0GHz or faster), or iMac G5 (1.9GHz or faster); GarageBand Learn to Play requires an Intel-based Mac with a dual-core processor or better.
512MB of RAM; 1GB recommended.
High-definition video requires at least 1GB of RAM.Approximately 4GB of available disk space.
DVD drive required for installation.
QuickTime 7.5.5 or later (included).AVCHD video requires a Mac with an Intel-based Core Duo processor or better.24-bit recording in GarageBand requires a Mac OS X compatible audio interface with support for 24-bit audio.
Please consult the owners manual or manufacturer directly for audio device specification and compatibility.
Burning DVDs requires an Apple SuperDrive or compatible third-party DVD burner.
Some features require Internet access and/or MobileMe; additional fees and terms apply.
System Requirements for iLife '11
Software Mac OS X v10.6.3 or later.
Hardware Mac computer with an Intel processor.GarageBand Learn to Play requires a Mac with an Intel Core Duo processor or better.AVCHD video from supported video cameras requires a Mac with an Intel Core Duo processor or better. Visit the iMovie ’11 Supported Cameras page for additional details.1GB of RAM.Approximately 5GB of available disk space.DVD drive required for installation. Burning DVDs requires an Apple SuperDrive or compatible third-party DVD burner.Display with at least 1280 x 768 pixel resolution.24-bit recording in GarageBand requires a Mac OS X-compatible audio interface with support for 24-bit audio. Please consult the owner’s manual or manufacturer directly for audio device specifications and compatibility.
Other Requirements Some features and third-party services require Internet access and/or MobileMe; additional fees and terms apply. MobileMe is available to persons age 13 and older. Annual subscription fee and Internet access required. Terms of service apply.iPhoto Print Products are available in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and select countries in Europe and Asia Pacific.GarageBand Artist Lessons are sold separately and are available directly through the GarageBand Lesson Store in select countries.Third-party services may not be available in all languages or in all countries. Use of these services requires Internet access and may require you to accept additional terms.
I have OS X v10.6.8, with 1 GB 533 Mhz DDR2 SDRAM, 2GHz processor speed with 1 processor, 2 cores, 667MHz Bus speed, 2 MB L2 Cache. I don't know where to look to find the information about the 24-bit audio. I clicked on the System Profiler and looked at audio, but it didn't say anything about it. If there is anyone that can answer this question,
(Using W7 x64 Ultimate) Windows said the BootCamp partition wasn't formatted to NTFS, so in the windows partition menu I wiped the BootCamp partition and formatted it to NTFS. In retrospect I'm guessing I totally just screwed up?
I know I posted this in several threads, but I'd thought I'd start a new one. I have a 2006-2007 Mac Pro 2.66 Quad-Core Xeon w/4GB of memory and 1GB ATI Radeon 4870 video card. I'd like to install 64-bit windows 7 on my system. However, because of the EFI32/64 limitation, and Apple stating that 64-bit isn't supported on anything less than 2008 model mac pros, can someone confirm that they have indeed installed 64-bit windows 7 RC on their mac pro? Also, provide a detailed set of instructions on how to do it.
I'm planning on doing a clean install on my late 2007 MacBook. I used this MB until I got my new MBP, so it already has SL on it (from when I upgraded to SL). I am giving the MB to my mother, so I want to set it up as a new computer for her. I want the OS to be completely fresh, as if the MB has never been used before.
Obviously, I will not need to transfer over any files/docs/music/etc. I just want the MB to be loaded with what a MB typically has on it out-of-the-box.
The MB came with Leopard (10.5) System Install Discs (obviously), which I still have.
I will be doing the clean install from the $29 Snow Leopard Upgrade disc that I bought.
From what I understand, the SL clean install should go like this:Insert SL disc and reboot MB
Select language and continue
Select Disk Utility, select disk, and select Erase Disk
Close Disk Utility
Back in the SL Install window, select 'Install'
Wait for SL to be installed (approx. 45 minutes)
Are those the correct steps?
My main question is this: Once I finish the clean install of Snow Leopard, will all of the standard Apple applications be there? I'm talking about iLife and anything else that typically comes with a Mac. Or, will I have to insert the System Install Discs that came with the MB and install iLife from there?
Alternatively, should I do the fresh install using the Install Discs that the MB came with, and then upgrade to SL?
Would I get better performance if I ran my BootCamp partition through Parallels, or would I get optimal performance if I installed Windows inside Parallels, i.e. Virtual Machine (correct me if I'm wrong on the terminology)?
(I know that for the BEST performance I should use just BootCamp, but let's say if I didn't want to switch to BootCamp and wanted to access Windows through Parallels.)
One thing I've noticed while running BootCamp partition on Parallels is that if it hung and I wanted to force quit the app, it would warn me that I'd better quit the app by pressing the "Stop" button in Parallels so to avoid possibly corrupting the BootCamp partition and whatnot.
you cant use a windows xp sp1 disk to install windows xp onto your mac using bootcamp.What i wanted to know is if i partition my HD then format it to a recognizable format for windows installation disks, would i be able to install windows xp sp1 that way?or would the same principle apply as bootcamp and sp1 versions of xp are incapable of being installed on macs?
I've tried installing Boot Camp from my Leopard DVD (Win 7 didn't like either of my Mac Pro's discs), installing the Boot Camp 2.1 update, and removing all audio devices and forcing Windows to search for new drivers.
Anyone know what's going on? I was previously running Vista, but I heard games run better under Windows 7, and it was time to wipe the drive fresh anyway, so I thought I'd give it a shot. Any help so I don't have to roll back to Vista would be much appreciated.
Update: This is even stranger. Turns out audio *is* working, but it is incredibly faint. I'm cranking volume up on my external speakers far beyond anything I would regularly listen to, and I can barely hear streaming music from sites like Lala or Last.fm. I checked the volume mixer and all my levels are up at 100, it's like there is some kind of extremely low audio level limit being enforced before it gets out to the hardware.
After installing Snow Leopard, the volume icon for my Windows XP Bootcamp partition has changed back to the default Hard Disk icon. As it is formatted NTFS, I am unable to change the icon within OS X. I used to change it by applying the desired icon to a memory stick, then within Windows, copy the hidden icon files from the memory stick on the base directory of the 'C:' Drive.
When in Leopard, it would recognise the icon that I had applied to it - but ever since I installed Snow Leopard, this trick no longer works and I cannot find a way to change it (other than to change my Bootcamp partition to FAT32, so I can apply an Icon within OS X - but this means reformatting and is slightly OTT for just an icon ) This occurs both after doing a Upgrade install on my MacBook Pro, and a clean install on my iMac, both with already existing Bootcamp partitions. I might try by making a new Bootcamp partition now Snow Leopard is installed, but I don't see how that would be any different to the ones I currently have.
I just upgraded my hdd a couple of mins ago from the 120 gig to a seagate 500gig , but before doing that i used "carbon copy cloner" to clone my old drive, as well as the 8gig partition i had there where i used to keep my copy of snow leopard (easier that carrying the disk around).CCC cloned both partitions perfectly.I named them Mac and Mac-backupthen I created another partition using disk utility and named it Win - this is where i want to install win7 via bootcamp. The "Win" partition is totally empty.
I have today received a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium, and am looking forward to installing it on my MacBook (early unibody version with Core 2 Duo processor, recently upgraded to Snow Leopard - version MacBook 5,1 - with 2.4GHz Processor and 4GB RAM).
The question is simple, but I am utterly confused when searching for the answer...!
Should I install the 32bit or the 64bit version of windows? (both the disks are in the box). I would like a smooth installation, and realise that 32bit should work no problem. However if all the drivers are available for 64bit windows, and it works then I see no reason not to install that version. I am confused because there is reference on the Apple website of this version of the MacBook not being supported for 64bit despite having a 64bit processor (??) Also the vast majority of the information on the Apple website seems to refer to Vista 64bit. I imagine that this will be quite confusing for many users, as it has been for me!
I will only install windows once, and would obviously like to install the potentially faster OS if it will be straightforward, and everything will work as it should (have read about problems with the iSight/backlit keyboard etc. - but these may now be fixed).
Used migration assistant to move my Blackbook apps and settings to the Air using a Time Machine backup from my Time Capsule - wirelessly. Two hours later (not terrible) and I'm using my Air with all my apps and setting - fantastic.
Question: My Blackbook also has a Bootcamp partition running Windows - is there a way to take that image and migrate it to my MB Air? I'd rather not have to purchase the Superdrive and re-install/setup the Windows OS on my Air....
I erased my bootcamp partition this morning thinking that was the same as deleting the partition - how do I actually delete the partition and combine it with my MAC OS partition now? I can't do it thru bootcamp
First some background info. I recently purchased a 1TB hard drive for my 13" MBP, and I am about to do a clean install of OSX 10.6 and Win7 64bit on separate partitions.
And I want to setup the partitions before I install using Disk Utility. The reason for this is because I'm under the assumption that when creating a NTFS partition its better for the disk to be blank so it can put the MFT(Master file table) and MFT Mirror wherever it wants instead of some random spot on the disk (that way disk writes will be faster). The MFT thing was true when converting a FAT32 disk to NTFS. Nativity formatted NTFS disks were always faster then ones converted from FAT32, because the MFT was spread out instead of at the start of the disk.
I'm worried that installing OSX and then using the bootcamp utility will cause the MFT on my NTFS partition to end up in a un-optimal place and disk Reads/Writes will be slower.
Ok, so here's my questions.
1.) Should I be using a GUID Partition Table or Master Boot Record(Remember OSX 10.6 and Win7)?
2.) Should I use Disk Utility to Create a the OSX partition and then leave the second partition as Free Space? / Or should I use a third party utility and make the OSX partition and the NTFS partition at the same time?
3.) If I do create the partitions Manualy, will bootcamp still work correctly?
4.) Should I Use Journaled or Case-Sensitive Journaled on my OSX partition?
I know all of the questions were stupid, but there isn't any info on the web about it.
I have one unique partition and i will create another to use with bootcamp. After create the bootcamp partition i can make another for my data without damage the bootcamp partition right? I am asking because bootcamp assistant only work wit unique partition and i need 3 in total.
I'm trying to create a Boot Camp partition but I'm unable to make one large enough. Using the Book Camp disk tool, I'm not able to create a partition larger than 68GB.
When I open disk utility, it shows me that ~250GB are used as a startup partition. Is this standard for Lion? My hard drive shows ~203GB free so space shouldn't be an issue. The disc utility tells me the startup partition cannot be resized, locking up the ~250GB so I'm unable to do anything.
Is there a way to resize this startup partition or is my only option getting a larger hard drive. My goal was to make ~100GB partition for Windows and Boot Camp. I used debug in disc utility to look at any hidden partitions but they only amounted to ~250MB, not effecting much.