MacBook Pro :: Should Install Window 7 Or Windows XP Or Windows Vista?

May 1, 2010

im about to install windows on my macbook via bootcamp. However, i will use the same partition for parallels, which means that my ram is goign to be damaged. I wanted to know which os did u recomment me to install. Does windows 7 hog more cpu and ram than vista?

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Windows On Mac :: Install Windows Vista Via Boot Camp Using Dell Reinstallation DVD?

May 22, 2010

I have a Macbook Pro and I'm hoping to install Windows Vista via Boot Camp. Is it possible to do this with a Dell reinstallation DVD that came with my Dell laptop?

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Windows On Mac :: Vista Refuses To Install On MacBook

Apr 10, 2009

I have tried partitioning my drive and I set the partition to 32gb. Okay, that's done and everything went well. Then I put in Windows Vista Home Premium cd and clicked start installation. done! So it rebooted. I tried letting it load by itself and not touch anything, also tried pressing the option key and clicking windows. But both came out with the same result: a grey screen forever and ever. I even tried letting it remain like this for an hour, but still the grey screen of death. I know the vista cd works as I've tried using it in vmware fusion. But vmware fusion is too laggy as I only have 1 gb of ram. Also, I even tried reformatting it twice in case there was maybe something that hindered it from loading but no still greyness.

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Windows On Mac :: Can't Install Windows XP - Vista

Sep 19, 2009

I have this issue where whatever version of Windows I try to install when it gets past the initial software load up to the part where it asks what language you want it will just stop and stay there. With Vista it's after the scrolling progress bar, I get the curntains background and that's it. Nothing more. With Windows 7, same thing—after the swirly Windows logo appears and then it should ask what to do, it doesn't show that window. I've tried:

1) Ripping out all my drives, except the one I need.
2) Installing Snow Leopard client and trying BootCamp
3) Change video cards
4) Disconnect peripherals
5) Reset PRAM, SMC, etc.

The know the disks are good since I have tested them, I've tried almost a dozen different copies of Windows from XP to Vista to 7; all with the same result. I can't install at all. It's quite frustrating since Apple has no clue to what's going on, and I can't take this to the Apple Store seeing that I don't have a car.

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MacBook :: Cloning Windows Vista Image To Install On BootCamp

May 29, 2009

I was wondering if there is anyway to pretty much copy a Vista partition on a Thinkpad T500 (university Laptop) onto a bootcamp partition, I would need to clone it because my university doesn't give us install discs, they load the OS on the laptop's as a image with all the program specific software, this would help because then I can use my mac for both OSX and class work.

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Windows On Mac :: Installed Vista Via Bootcamp - Install Drivers Without An Install Disk?

Apr 10, 2009

I searched for a while trying to find the answer but did not find it. I just installed Vista Business via Bootcamp. I am not able to access the internet or anything. If I read the help stuff right I need to use the OSX install disk to install the drivers. The problem is, I don't have the install disk. Is there any other way to get the drivers? Or am I just missing something easier?

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OS X :: Can I Install Windows Vista On A Mac?

Dec 18, 2008

I have a apple mac os x.. For several reasons I would like to install windows vista or xp on this computer.. Is it possible, and what do i have to do?

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Windows On Mac :: Do NOT Install Alcohol 120% With Vista?

Nov 22, 2006

I had a bad experience.

I tried to install Alcohol 120% and when it tries to make the fake dvd-drive, Vista crashes and you get the blue screen. It does that everytime I boot Vista with alcohol 120%. It craches on and on again.

Why is that?

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Windows On Mac :: Possible To Install XP / Vista On HD With BootCamp?

May 31, 2009

Is it possible to install Windows on its own hard drive or with Boot Camp are we forced to install it on a partition on the startup OS X disk? I tried to install it on an empty 250GB HD with Boot Camp, but when the system restarted to install Windows, it asked me to choose a CD ROM and gave me the option of 1 or 2. When I pressed either 1 or 2 nothing happens. It remains stuck on that prompt. By the way, I only have 1 CD/DVD ROM drive in my MacPro.

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Windows On Mac :: Which Version Of Vista To Install?

Jun 27, 2009

I'm planning on installing bootcamp with vista. I've got 4GB of ram on a new MBP. Should I go with the vista home premium upgrade? Or do I need the full version and not the upgrade disc?

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Windows On Mac :: Using Parallels Won't Install Vista?

Aug 14, 2009

When i try to install windows vista through parallels it cancels the download during the expanding files step.

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Windows On Mac :: Can't Install Bootcamp Drivers On Vista X64?

Dec 31, 2008

I have a late 2008 (the brand new) Macbook Pro 2.53 C2D and I installed vista on a partition succesffuly. But once I try to install Boot Camp drivers, it doesn't work. I open up the leopard DVD, and it starts installing all the network cards and video cards, but then it gets to "KeyAgent" and it says it failed to install because I it couldn't access startup services. I pressed ignore, then it came to "MacHal" (i think, somehting like that) and it said the same thing. I looked under my account privelges, and I'm an administrator with access to everything, so I'm not sure what's going on.

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Windows On Mac :: Install Vista On MBA Then Move It To MBP In A Few Months?

Sep 7, 2009

I have a MBA, and have decided that I want to have Windows on it as well, since although I hate Windows and love OSX I use quite a lot of Windows only s/w, and I only want to carry one computer.

Couple of questions though:

How big a partition does Windows really need (I have 128GB SSD, about 80GB free right now)?

If I get a new MBP a few months down the line, how easy is it to move the copy of Windows to that? And do they honestly expect me to pay �250 a time to install Windows on two laptops if I decide to keep the old one, even though they are both for me and would never be used at the same time?

This is an honest question, I don't want to cheat anyone, but I'm not exactly made of money, and the price of the Windows os scares me!

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Windows On Mac :: Boot Options Gone After Vista Install?

Dec 28, 2009

Using bootcamp assistant to install Vista on a separate partition I was able to successfully screw a number of things up. First, after a restart with the Vista dvd in it claimed the partition bootcamp setup was not the proper file format. Wonderful. So I foolishly allowed the Vista installer to format that partition for me and install itself.

Restarted after done and Vista loaded perfectly (though apparently the drivers didn't support my native 30" screen resolution) which was annoying. I restarted Vista hoping to be able to choose from OSX or Vista, but it booted directly into Vista again.

Holding down the option key I was able to force the boot selector and was able to log in to OSX. Using bootcamp I then removed the dual boot and Vista partition. However when I start my machine, I am now told there is no bootable device present. I am forced to hold the option key down and select it manually which is annoying.

SO, the question is, how do I correct the boot issue and make my OSX drive/partition bootable and the default.

This Mac Pro is new to me and my time/exposure on Macs have been very limited up to this point so consider me fairly new to the Mac world. Having used various Linux distros I do understand the concept behind console so if I need to modify anything within the console I'm not totally wet behind the ears.

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Windows On Mac :: 'winsxs' Folder On A New Install Of Vista?

Jul 30, 2010

I have been partitioning my drive quite frequently over and over again and reinstalling Vista because I have a major problem.

I can't install Vista and use it properly because everytime I partition it, to say, 10GB, a folder in the 'Windows' folder called 'winsxs' holds about 3 GB of stuff. Even when I just install it, ( and I've used Vista Ultimate 32 + 64 bit and Home Premium 32 bit) it takes up over 3 GB and when I install a bit of software it jumps even higher.

Apparently it stores important old cache and DLL histories, but it was my first install and I don't need any of the crap inside the folder.

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Intel Mac :: Windows Vista Install Disk For It?

Mar 22, 2012

I have just installed Windows vista onto my Mac but when using boot camp it only gives me the option of creating a Windows 7 install disk.where I can get a Windows Vista install disk? 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Windows On Mac :: Can You Install Vista From An External HDD Via Boot Camp?

Jan 25, 2009

I've been reading up on ways to install Leopard from an external HDD image (.dmg), and I'm wondering if it is possible to do a similar function, but with Vista in boot camp. I'd like to backup both installers to an external HDD and make them mountable if the disks have a snafu.

Can you install Vista from an external HDD via Boot Camp? I imagine this would be an .iso or similar file type.

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Mac Pro :: Cannot Install Windows Vista Business On 8 Core System

May 9, 2009

I have an 8 Core Mac Pro running 10.5.6. I have four internal drives and I want to use one of those for windows vista business 64bit. I also have a esata card as well as an atto ul5d scsi card. I followed the bootcamp instructions, created one windows partition one of my empty drives, follow boot camp instructions and put in the windows vista business 64bit disc, then clicked "start installation". After the computer reboots, some type comes up says it's scanning the atto ul5d and can't find the bios driver, then the screen goes black for a few moments, then "not bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key". But I have the windows vista business 64bit disc in the dvd drive and pressing any of the keys do nothing, almost like it doesn't recognize the keyboard? I also tried to do a boot camp partition on one of the drives that has my apple OS, and till same result. Besides the 4 internal drives I also have a third part esata card as well as a sci card, and the dvd drive that is in hear is not the stock dvd drive.

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Windows On Mac :: Buy Upgrade For Windows 7 From Vista To Windows 7 Or Full Copy?

Oct 28, 2009

Is it better for me to buy the upgrade for windows 7, from vista to windows 7 or to buy the full copy? If i buy the fully version, should i get rid of my pardon, and re-do it with bootcamp, or should i just do it over my current pardon? (Vista) I just want the best way, less pain, less anger. Im willing to pay more for full IF IT IS THE BEST way to do it.

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Windows On Mac :: Bootcamp Manager Stop Working After Install Vista

Sep 18, 2008

installed vista on my mac. When I boot into vista, a message saying " boot camp manager has stop working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. " the fn keys dont work. So I reinstalled boot camp and everything was fine until the next time I log into vista and same message pops up. Reinstalled again and same thing happens everytime.

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Drives From OS X Install Disks (running Vista)?

Mar 16, 2009

I have successfully installed Windows Vista Home Premium on my MBA through Boot Camp. I have tried to install the MBA drives from the OS X install disk repeatedly, but without success. The "setup.exe" seems to be working fine, but after restart, Windows does not seem to recognize the Mac drives. Updating the drives manually did not improve the situation. Does anyone know how to install the drives correctly?

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Applications :: Crossover And .Iso Files - Cannot Install Windows Vista On Bootcamp Anymore

Mar 24, 2010

when I lost my entire collection of PC games, I've gone through the process of making a .iso file of all of the games I've purchased. I have a few games in .iso files sitting on my mac desktop. For some reason, I cannot install Windows Vista on bootcamp anymore, as whenever I try to start up, I get an error saying something like the file "Wmilib" is missing or something, and I can't repair it using the startup disk no matter what. Which leads me to crossovers. I spent my money on it, and am hoping I didn't waste it. Whenever I tell Crossover to load from my mounted .iso file, and hit the "proceed" button, it takes me to the top drop-down menu, where it asks me to select a program to install.

The only problem is that I want to install from my mounted .iso file, and not from the list of supported programs, which is stupid. I've also tried just directly opening the "Setup.exe" file right with Crossover, and that still does nothing, which is very frustrating. Is it even possible to install games on crossover using a .iso file? And if so, what am I doing wrong, that whenever I hit "proceed" button it takes me right to the list of supported software and WON'T LET ME INSTALL without choosing one?

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Windows On Mac :: Windows X64 Vista On Unibody Macbook?

Sep 25, 2009

I have the "collectors edition" macbook unibody....2.4ghz 4gb ram, 250gb hdd. On apples website it states that x64 is compatible with the new 13" pro but not mine...i didn't think there was any difference really besides firewire and a sd car it possible to install x64 vista via bootcamp or not??? I need to have vista on my laptop for "Examsof" for lawschool and parallels is not allowed.

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Windows On Mac :: Windows Vista Mouse Jumping And Hard To Control In Parallal?

Jun 9, 2009

I'm running Windows vista ultimate on my Imac and lately the mouse started acting weird on Vista, it's jumping around and moving unpredictable,and also i use windows in spaces, and i can't switch to spaces anymore until i click control + command, please let me know what the problem is, ohh i'm running a USB G9 Logitech mouse.

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Windows On Mac :: Stuck On Windows Vista Home Premium / Unable To Select Operating System

Mar 9, 2008

I installed Windows Vista, and Vista boots up fine. However, I hold down the command keys when starting my computer up again, and it won't let me select Mac OS X. It just starts Vista.

On "My Computer" in Vista I see "Bootcamp (C" and "Macintosh HD (E in my Hard Disks Drives. Also, whenever I start up Vista it tells me something about a wrongly formatted drive. My files are still all in the Mactintosh HD drive, but I don't know how to start up Mac OS X.

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Windows Vista Home Premium / Requires NTFS Format Partition

Aug 23, 2009

Does anyone know how can i install Vista home premium on my imac? ive been using boot camp to do all the steps but im stuck at where i should choose NTFS format partition had disk. Seems like mine is FAT32.

This is what ive done;
1.Open up bootcamp assistant
2.Partition, divide equally(116GB each)
3.Insert Vista disk and start installation
4.Install Vista and insert CD key
5.custom installation
6.Now this is where i stuck

I have 4 options, and i should choose the last one which says bootcamp 116gb, but i cant click it since it says the disk need to have NTFS format. How can i set so that i partiton it to NTFS?

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Windows On Mac :: Won't Work With Parallels / Windows Vista 64-bit Boot Camp

Apr 10, 2009

I was able to get Windows Vista 64 running on my 17" MBP, it is pretty slick. I set aside 32 GB for Windows, ran the install, loaded all the appropriate Boot Camp drivers and everything is working perfectly in Windows. I boot back to OS X to attempt to configure Parallels...

So I fired up Parallels and follow the guided instructions. However, when I get to step 2 Im not sure what I should be doing. I already have Windows on its own partition, but Parallels is asking me for a CD/DVD image. Im a little leery of putting the Win disc back in, I dont want Parallels to always want to boot from the disc. how do I tell Parallels to load Windows as a Virtual Machine off of the Boot Camp partition?

The partition Boot Camp created now appears on my Desktop in OS X as Untitled, I can not, for the life of me, figure out how to change that. If I eject that volume will I still be able to Boot to Windows? Will Parallel still work?

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Windows On Mac :: Windows Vista Parallels/finding Network Drivers?

Apr 22, 2009

I recently installed Windows vista using going through parallels because my bootcamp failed a while ago. This partition also acts as my bootcamp. Well The internet on parallels works fine because it is using osx network, but when i boot into bootcamp the network drivers seem to be missing. I cant figure it out, but it says the ethernet and network drivers are not there. I cant find the drivers on the internet anywhere and when i use the vista disk i have it still does not want to install them.

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Windows On Mac :: Internal Microphone Will Not Work On Windows Vista Partion?

Aug 29, 2009

I just bought a new MacBook pro 1 week old. I partioned my hard drive and installed a clean copy of Windows Vista Ultimate on one side. I then downloaded skype, but my internal microphone will not work. I tried everything. Can someone help me out with this issue.

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Windows On Mac :: Sound In Windows Vista (64bit) Not Working Right Under BootCamp 3.0?

Sep 24, 2009

Last night I installed Windows Vista to run a game on here, but I got several issues. I already installed the drivers from the Snow Leopard DVD, but the problems still persist.

The issues are:

1. Sound is very very low and uneven. I have the volume all the way maxed, but the loudest it can go is less than half than the potential volume in Snow Leopard.

2. Headphones don't work. I've tried like 3 pairs of headphones and none of them work. When I plug them in, the sound still comes from the left speaker (I can barely hear the right speaker) on the laptop and not on the headphones. Also, the headphone jack is emitting a red light out of it.

3. The lights on the keyboard won't shut off. I used the F5 key to turn off the keyboard backlighting, and while it goes very dim they won't shut off.

I already tried the suggestions on this thread but none of those fixes work. I need help! Especially with the sound! Anything at all would be greatly appreciated.

I'm running a MacBook Pro 13" from June 2009, 2.26GHz Intel, 4GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce 9400M. I instlled a 64bit version of Windows Vista (OEM).

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