Windows On Mac :: Installing Win7 On Mini Server?

Nov 18, 2009

I bought the mac mini server to use as a computer in my truck. I bought the server version because it has two hard drives in it. How should I go about installing windows 7 on it? I tried installing windows from a bootable flash drive but that didn't work as it wasn't visible at startup.

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Win7 Via USB Drive

Dec 2, 2010

I've used my Windows 7 machine to make a USB bootable (command prompt, etc) using these instructions. [URL]. And I've copied all of the Win7 files off of the installation DVD on to the jumpdrive. I've prepared my Mac for installation by installed rEFIt and all the other instructions on the following tutorial: [URL]. So when I have my USB drive plugged in to my MBP and I start it up, holding down option to bring up rEFIt, the USB drive doesn't show up to begin installation.

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Win7 From Product Key?

Oct 16, 2009

I opted for an email to be sent to me with my activation code. Is it still possible for me to install this on bootcamp? My IMac meets the specs, but I just don't know if I can install Win7 from an activation key.

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Drivers For Win7 64-bit

Jul 2, 2010

I have MacBook Pro 5.5 MacOsX Ver 10.6.4 with Windows 7 64 bit installed via Boot Camp. The instructions clearly indicate I need to update Mac Drivers for Windows. I have no idea where to install the drivers, on the Mac side or on the Windows side. I tried to install the driver updates for Windows 7 64 bit on the Mac side and when I clicked on the down load the preview window was garbage gobbi speak.

The only thing legible in English was at the top it said for Windows 32 bit. I clearly clicked twice on the download link for 64 bit. Before I go any further would someone be kind enough to direct me to the proper install for the drivers telling me which partition to do the updates, Win side or Mac side? I installed Win7 from a new install. This was not an upgrade disc. Also have Office 2010 installed.

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Win7 Home Premium 64-bit

Mar 15, 2010

I'm planning to install windows 7 64-bit in my mbp, problem is I looked at the requirements needed and it stated that I needed boot camp update 3.1. I checked my boot camp version and it stated that I had 3.0.1, tried using software update, but states that I had no updates available. What should I do? And what else do I have to keep in mind while installing windows using boot camp.

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Win7 - Unexpected I / O Error Occurred

Nov 30, 2009

So I've been trying all weekend to install windows 7 through boot camp. At first, due to a lack of dvds to burn the iso I have, I tried doing the whole usb thing. I got as far as the Legacy Loader screen and could not find a solution. Finally, after getting a couple of dvds I burned the iso and tried to go from there. At first I just got a completely black screen every time I tried to boot from the cd. I tried a lot of the fixed on this forum as well as countless others through which I looked. I reset the PRAM, shut off the computer and disconnected everything including the power plug, waited a while and then restarted, changed the resolution to 800x600. Well eventually I got to the point where I got the black screen but with a blinking cursor.

I waited about 5 minutes and got the this msg: Windows encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.
File: BootBCD
Status: 0xc000000e9
info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred
Waited like 15 minutes to see if anything happens but nothing. They teased me by telling me that if I pressed enter I could continue but in fact nothing happened. I know the dvd works because I tried it on a laptop running windows and when I popped in the dvd the install menu came up.

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Win7 With BootCamp And Upgrade Discs

Dec 21, 2009

I just bought a Macbook pro a few months ago and I love it. However, I do need windows for some things and I am pretty set on installing Windows 7 with bootcamp. A relative of mine bought a dell and was sent the free upgrade discs. He got an oranage disc that says Operating System on the front. It also says Windows 7 Upgrade Option as well as This DVD supports 64-bit edition only. Lastly it says For Use Only as an Upgrade to a Qualifying Dell Windows 7 Upgrade Option PC.

My question is are the setup files on there and everything I need to successfully install Windows 7 on my mac? My guess is yes, but I really do not want to mess anything up so I wanted to make sure! It came with a gray disc that has a product key on it and is labeled Upgrade Assistant and says Insert this DVD before upgrading to Windows 7. Not sure if that matters or not. Can I use this disc or these discs to get myself Windows 7 on my Macbook?

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Windows On Mac :: Can't Find Boot Camp After Installing Win7 X64?

Jan 3, 2010

So, I have a mid 2008 24" iMac (the one with the black plastic backing) with all the possible hardware upgrades available at the time. I recently upgraded Leopard to Snow Leopard, which went great, except it messed up Vista. So i deleted the partition and started over, only with 64 bit Win 7 (with a disc i bought from MS). Boot Camp 3.0 installed it just fine, except now that I'm running Win 7, Boot Camp is no where to be found so I can't access Snow Leopard in any way. I pop in the Snow Leopard disc and it simply says my computer model does not support x64 boot camp.

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Win7 - Difference Between BootCamp / Parallels

Jun 2, 2010

New to macs here actually new to apple also. I had a few questions regarding installing windows 7 on my late 2009 macbook pro 15". What is the difference in bootcamp and parallels is it? Does one run like a virtual windows in the background while bootcamp let's you boot in either osx or windows? I have a xps desktop from Dell that has windows vista pre installed. Now I bought a copy of windows 7 when it was released fro newegg. Now I assume I cannot use that disc and serial, is that correct? Since I use it on my xps desktop? I would need to purchase another copy of windows correct? With that said, which version do I purchase? 32 or 64 bit? My Macbook pro is pretty much already setup (apps, pics, music, etc) can i still install windows 7 or will it format my HD and i would need to then reinstall everything on the Mac side? What are the "major" cons to installing windows 7 on a mbp? So far I have gathered battery life being the biggest con, any others?

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Win7 - Need Dual Boot To Run Some Programs

Jun 28, 2010

I've bought my 13" MBP (love it) but need to dual boot to run some programs, so I bought the Windows 7 Prof 64bit Upgrade. Now... because it's the upgrade version do I need to have a previous version of a Windows OS installed before I can upgrade or can I install straight away? Another question, at some point I'm tempted to upgrade to the 500gb Momentus XT. Will my Windows 7 disk be okay for multiple installs?

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Win7 64-bit / Screen Stays Entirely Gray

Aug 17, 2010

I'm trying to set up Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on my Mac mini (bought in April 2009). When I use VirtualBox on Mac OS X, I have absolutely no problem installing Windows 7 64-bit in a new virtual machine. However, I want to run it Windows 7 natively on my Mac mini. So when I insert the Windows 7 DVD and reboot my Mac, holding the C key down so as to boot from DVD, then it does seem to be reading the DVD, but all I get is a light gray screen. I then hit the Return key, and it does seem to do even more. Still the screen stays entirely gray.

I have the impression that it behaves like it does with VirtualBox, except the screen stays gray all the time. When I use VirtualBox, the first thing that happens is that it prints "Hit any key to boot from CD or DVD" (or something like that). When I do hit a key (e.g. Return), then it continues printing "Setup is loading" (or similar) and loads more stuff from the DVD for about 90 seconds. So it really seems to be that it does just that when using it natively (without VirtualBox), just the screen stays gray.

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Win7 (Fusion 3) - Device Driver Missing

Nov 24, 2009

I have the edu version of Windows 7 64 bit home. I'm using Fusion 3 and am trying to install Windows 7 as a new machine. I'm running from the ISO Win 7 file that I dl'd from here, which is 5.43 gb in size.

When I start the new machine process, it begins the installation but then hangs with the following error message: A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now. If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step.

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Bootcamp Drivers On Win7 7600 Final Retail

Aug 20, 2009

so i just installed bootcamp windows 7 ultimate 7600 x86 retail on 100gb partition and for some reason when i try to install the bootcamp drivers off the install OSX cd it brings up a installer assistant for remote macOSX install and macbook air cd/dvd sharing (it looks like as if its recognizing my mbp as a mba). so that didnt work. im trying to install boot camp update 2.1 for windows vista 32 bit and thats not opening up to install....the only things ive installed so far are the nvidia 9M series drivers.

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Mac Mini :: Installing OSXSL From USB On Server

Nov 29, 2010

I know this has been touched on on other threads, but this is a unique situation. So I have snow leopard server on my mac mini. I can't figure out for the life of me how to get things working that I know how to do on the regular version. I only have one copy of SL and it is the install usb dongle from the new MBA. It has 10.6.5 on it. I tried plugging it in to my usb on the macmini and got as far as the installation screen that asks me to choose a language. Once I get past there, it says that I can't install this on the computer. Anyone know how I can get server off my mac mini and get SL normal version on it via this usb stick?

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Windows On Mac :: Install Win7 On Mini - Single Boot - No Osx Partition?

Nov 22, 2009

I've got a mac mini running SL and W7, but I only ever use W7 on it. Is it possible to have a single partition on it running only Windows 7? Is it even possible to boot from a Windows & install disk *without* going near boot camp? I ask because it's only a 320gb hdd and I'd like to maximise the disk space on it - this isn't a yawnsome debate of W7 v SL

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Mac Mini :: Use Server For Windows Apps And Save For Windows Files?

Mar 13, 2012

Office equiped mixed computers , aslo Windows and Mac, Could we use MacMini server for both machines, working by windows apps and / or to save and work with windows files on MacMini server  and with Mac as well?We woud use it for normal office work and get it by internet from other places as wellwindows apps: merchandising, invoice, word, excel, pictures editing, Outlook Express + the Mac apps   

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Mac Mini :: Upgrading HDD 120GB - Installing Windows?

Aug 19, 2010

I have an early 2009 Mac mini and the 120GB hard drive is starting to get a little cramped. Especially since I'm now keen to get Windows installed on there as well. So I was hoping to upgrade myself. I've already opened the mini and added memory so I'm confident enough with that. I just need to know what I need to be aware of when upgrading. For example, will ant 2.5" SATA disk do the trick? I was thinking of this one:[URL:...]

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Windows 7 On Mac Mini

Apr 6, 2010

Is there a way to make it so that only windows in installed on my Mac Mini (not using boot camp). I plan on buying a MacBook Pro when they get an upgrade (which I am getting really sick and tired of waiting for but that is another topic) and will be using that for my primary computer. I also need to have a computer with Windows installed for testing purposes (IE for web and also for my Unity projects) and figured that installing it on my Mac Mini would be the best plan.

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Mac Mini :: OS X Server In Windows Environment

Jul 6, 2010

I am thinking about getting the mac mini server for my fathers business. Everyone uses a Windows machines in his business, so I was wondering if anyone has this setup (with the back end being the mini). I was hoping people could let me know how well it works, and how they use calendars emails without outlook etc.

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Nov 13, 2010

I am trying to load Windows 2008 R2 on a brand new mac mini server. I have a USB DVD burner hooked up with the 2008 DVD inserted. I hold down option(alt) and then choose the CD to boot off of. It then said hit any key to boot from CD, I do, then I get a black bar across the bottom that says loading windows files. That bar take a minute or so to completely go to the right, and then the process does not continue any further. I don't really feel like I should need to use BootCamp to complete this as I only want to use this as a 2008 server, and I want 100% of the hard drive capacity dedicated as so. Secondly, does anyone know if I will have the opportunity to set things up to use the two internal drives in a striped RAID 0, and still boot from them?

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Jun 28, 2012

I have a Mac Mini 2007 1.83 intel core 2 duo that i read is a 64 bit system? well i am trying to install windows server 2008 trial which i downloaded directly from the microsoft site. i then burned it to a disk using disk utility on my regular imac. When i put it in my mac mini though it gets to the boot up where it should be installing and says " non-system disk or no disk please insert a different disk and hit any key" i dont understand why it is doing this though. i but a ubuntu 11.10 iso disk in and it can read it just fine.

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Jan 19, 2010

I have just brought myself a Mac Mini Server Edition for my business and am struggling to set it all up so they work together. Ill quickly explain my setup - I have a Mac mini server connected to a 48 port Net gear router and currently have 9 client computers all of which are dell's running Windows Vista basic. I also have two non-network printers connected to the server and another network printer connected to the router.

Basically, I am having trouble making the clients talk to the server. For example, when i start up my MacBook laptop I can automatically log into my server and access files. However, the Server doesn�t seem to register on the Client computers.

It would be greatly appreciated if somebody could give a little input into how to network them. In addition to this, I have purchased a Domain Name and have paid for Domain Name Severing (i.e. it is live). I want my employees to be able to connect into the Server through this domain name via the VPN feature on the Mac Mini Server - does anyone know anything about setting this up?

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OS X :: Installing Win7 In BootCamp

Aug 27, 2009

I installed snow leopard, the GM version, and after getting nice and settled I wanted to install windows 7, in bootcamp. So I create the partition, and then thats the end of it. None of the start up buttons will work, I tried holding down the X button while the mac starts up, but nothing will happen. The apple logo doesn't show up either. Right now, I booted off of ubuntu, and I'm on firefox. It seems the buttons don't work and I don't know why. Also, when I put in the windows 7 dvd, it just read:

Choose cd-rom to boot up from: or something like that.

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Feb 24, 2010

Today I decided install Win7 on my MBP and while partitioning the HDD using bootcamp I encountered the following error. Consequently, I used the Disk Utility in order to partition the drive. However it too failed (even for smaller sizes). How do I go about partitioning the hard drive? Erase everything and restore from backup?

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Apr 26, 2010

I've got an SSD in the HDD space, and a newmodeus HDD bay in the optical drive (same thing as the optibay). So what I was thinking was to install windows in a partition on the 500gb HDD. My SSD is only 80GB so I wanted to save space on that. Here is what I have tried:
Macbook set up with SDD and HDD, no optical drive.
Bootcamp will not let me install windows using an ISO image, needs a CD to install.

So I put my HDD in the HDD bay and put the optical drive back in. I then started up the macbook using a firewire drive (HDD has no OS on it, only the SDD does). Bootcamp then tells me it can't partition an external disk and I have to boot up using an internal disk (even though I WANT to partition the internal disk... bootcamp wouldnt let me get to that option running off a firewire drive). It seems like the only thing left is to just install windows on an SSD partition.

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Aug 6, 2010

Before I installed Parallels 5, I had a 2.4ghz 13" MBP w/ 4GB RAM that was dual-booting Windows XP. I then installed Parallels, and instead of installing an OS from a CD (I have Win7 fresh install CD), I decided to instead install Windows XP onto my VM from Bootcamp since my specs aren't as fast and I heard Win7 may lag a bit more than XP.

My question is, in the future if I want to install Win7, what would happen in these 2 scenarios:
1. I install Win7 onto my bootcamp partition (would my parallels copy of windows become corrupt/unusable?)
2. I install Win7 onto VM via Parallels

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Aug 26, 2010

I have an iso file of Windows 7 Enterprise (32 bit) that I want to install on my Mac with VMware Fusion. I went through the steps and when I clicked install, it starts then this message pops up: "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now." I can click "Browse," "OK," or "Cancel".

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Mac OS X
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Oct 23, 2010

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Dec 18, 2009

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Apr 18, 2012

Since installing Filemaker Server 12 on our Lion Server 10.7.3, the Webmail is no longer working. I know with previous installations of Filemaker Server I have been asked whether I wanted to keep the system version of PHP or install PHP which comes with Filemaker Server, but I don't recall being prompted about it on this occasion. Previously I had always opted to retain the system PHP.


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