Windows On Mac :: OEM System Builder Pack Win7 (32bit)

Dec 27, 2010

The installer from this DVD will not launch on my Mac Mini. The store I bought it from won't let me return it so I'm stuck with it. Is there anything I can do to get this damn thing to work? I get a black screen after it huffs and puffs and then dies.

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Windows On Mac :: System Builder Version Of Win7 64bit

Jan 22, 2010

I know that this question was answered for XP but the warning on the System Builders Version of Windows 7 Home 64 bit was scary and I was wondering if anything has changed with the activation on Windows 7. Has anyone used this version successfully on bootcamp 3.1 (iMac 27 inch)?

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Windows On Mac :: Win7 32bit Installed - Only 2.73GB Memory Usable

Oct 1, 2009

I've had my iMac for just under a week now, and I wanted to play some games, so I did a Time Machine backup, and ran BootCamp. Vista install disk wouldnt work, so I used my copy of the Windows 7 RC1 32bit. That worked fine, its installed and working just fine, but when I went to check what it would show under "System" in the control panel, it shows my memory as 4.00GB and says 2.73GB useable. Is this normal? I know that 32 bit cuts off memory at around 3.23GB, and I was under the impression with Windows 7 and Vista SP1 the limitation was supposed to be moved to 4GB. Is this something I should be worried about? Also, I get some really bad lag spikes on Windows.

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Feb 16, 2010

I am looking for a copy of either Windows 7 or Windows XP to put on a Mac. I keep seeing the words 'OEM' and 'System Builder's Edition' popping up in my search results. What do these phrases mean? Are these illegal copies of the operating system? Would these work for what I am trying to do?

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Jul 3, 2010

So I'm trying to manually update Graphics driver in Win7 32bit for the Macbook pro 13" mid 2010 version with the Nvidia 320M video card. I download and get this driver: 257.21_notebook_winvista_win7_32bit_international_whql

But it doesn't help me at all, says it can't find any drivers compatible with my hardware, even though I selected all the right menus for my card. I'm trying to play this one game, but it's bugged and I figure if I install a driver that's 5 months more recent it might help.

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Windows On Mac :: Does System Run Too Hot For Win7 Setup?

Jun 21, 2010

I have an intel Mac Mini currently running Snow Leopard. I upgraded the hard drive from a 5400/160G to a 7200/320G. I have heard that Windows 7 can cause a Mac to run hotter, so I would like to know if it will run too hot for this set up?

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Windows On Mac :: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Via Boot Camp?

Jul 14, 2009

As you can tell I'm new here and I will be receiving my first MacBook in a few days. I have a Windows XP OEM disc with Service Pack 3 on it. I did some research and learned I should update to Boot Camp 2.1 before installing. I'm confused about updating though. Do I download and install the update while I'm in OS X or did I need to do this while I'm in Windows?

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Aug 29, 2009

with leopard, you could take the install CD and install it on a billion computers, because it never asked you for a serial number...

is this the same case with snow leopard?

or does it really come with a serial number?

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Dec 27, 2008

Some screens of a recent DP showing SL: [URL]

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Windows On Mac :: Windows Vista - 32bit Or 64bit?

Apr 27, 2009

I'd appreciate it if anyone could offer me some advice on whether to go with the 32bit or 64bit version of Vista on a 4-core 'Nehalem' Mac Pro. I've read that some drivers will fail to work under this version of the operating system - is this the case for the hardware in the Mac Pro (particularly the HD 4870)?

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Windows On Mac :: Gaming On Windows 7 32bit Or 64bit?

May 17, 2009

I currently have 268GB on my hardrive.

I have the 17" MBP Unibody so I want to start gaming again, and I have thought about Xp, Vista, and 7 and I have decided on windows 7 because its free and allows for DirectX10.

Now I am trying to conserve hard drive space but should i get the 16GB 32bit or the 20GB 64bit version of windows 7 and how much space should i allocate for the partition?

Games i will be playing:
Counter Strike: Source
Call of Duty: WaW
Maybe Battlefield 2

I plan on getting some newer games since I don't have my crappy computer anymore.
Any suggestions??

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Windows On Mac :: Windows 32bit Or 64bit For Gaming On A Mac Pro?

Oct 5, 2009

Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.

I have an 8-core 3.2GHz 2008 Mac Pro with 16GB RAM. I've just ordered the EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 graphics card and am hoping to turn my beloved mac into a bit of a sexy PC gaming beast for some evening fun. Already purchased Batman Arkham Asylum, Gears of War and an Xbox 360 controller to get me started

I'll cut to the chase. Microsoft are offering a free upgrade to Windows 7 if you buy Vista at the moment so that's not the issue. The issue is 32bit or 64bit for a gaming box - which is the best version to get for performance and compatibility with gaming on windows?

I'm looking to purchase either the 32bit or 64bit version of Vista (with the free upgrade to the corresponding Windows 7 version).

Which is the best to get? 32bit or 64bit? I've been reading that some games don't work well with 64bit Windows. Lots of conflicting articles and comments.

32bit or 64bit Windows... what's the best for a bootcamp gaming rig?

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Windows On Mac :: Possible To Upgrade From 32bit Xp To 64bit Windows 7?

Oct 19, 2009

i was just wondering if this is even possible... i started reading this thread but it was way too confusing for me so if you could explain it to a computer illiterate it would really help me out.


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Jul 28, 2009

I'm new to the Mac world and will be getting Snow Leopard in September. Is this upgrade more comparable to a Windows service pack, or is it like a new version of Windows?

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Windows On Mac :: Best Way To Go From 32bit XP - 64bit 7?

Oct 11, 2009

My Windows XP partition is getting claustrophobic and it's about time I upgraded from an 8 year old OS.

Anyway, what's the easiest way to do this? I assume it'll have to be a clean install to go from XP to 7 and 32bit to 64bit.

I have a fair number of programs and several gigabytes of Steam games which is why I haven't done it yet.

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Windows On Mac :: Service Pack 3 Setup Error?

May 26, 2008

i get this error when i try to install service pack 3 on my boot camp partition
"there is not enough disk space on F: to install service pack 3. setup requires a minimum of 4 megabytes of free space or if you also want to archive the files for uninstallation, setup requires 4 additional megabytes of free space. free additional space on your hard disk and then try again."

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Windows On Mac :: XP Installation Discs (Service Pack 2)

Mar 7, 2009

I recently bought a Mac and I want to install windows XP using bootcamp. I have installation discs for XP from my previous computer and i want to use them to install xp on my mac, however I was reading through the bootcamp manual and it said this: You must use a single full-install Windows installation disc (Service Pack 2 is required for Windows XP installations). Does this mean that to setup windows using bootcamp there can only be one install disc? I seem to have 2 installation discs and I'm confused about whether or not they can be used?

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Windows On Mac :: Using Dell XP Re-installation CD With Service Pack 1?

Dec 8, 2009

I was wondering if I can use a Dell XP Reinstallation CD with Service Pack 1 with boot camp on my mac book pro 17 inch I got this summer.

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Windows On Mac :: Cannot Install Drivers (XP Pro 32bit)

Oct 2, 2009

I've successfully installed windows professional 32bit onto my mac computer with bootcamp. When I insert my OS10.5 Leopard cd's into the computer windows will not detect the CD's. These are original CD's after trying to get it to work for a few mins I came up with an idea. I downloaded the 2.1 mac drivers from apple @ [URL]. I then burned the drivers onto a cd and then rebooted into windows. After copying the drivers from the cd to my harddrive, I tried to install the drivers that I had downloaded but nothing happens. I can see in the taskmanager that the BCUpdateXP.exe runs for a few seconds then does nothing. The mac is an iMac 8.1, intel core 2 duo, 2.66ghz, 2gb ram. The leopard cd's work when running the mac under Mac OSx 10.5.8 which would mean the cd's should be fine.

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IMac :: Windows 7 64bit Or 32bit?

Oct 22, 2009

Today I got my new 21.5 base model iMac, along with windows 7 Ultimate. I was wondering if I should install the 32 bit version or the 64.

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Windows On Mac :: Process Says "Windows XP Home Edition Or Professional With Service Pack 2 Or Later" Is Required?

Jan 13, 2010

When reading the setup guide for bootcamp, the page that lists what you need for the process says "Windows XP Home Edition or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later" is required...However, the installation disk that came with my Windows XP reads Service Pack 1, Version 2002.What should I do? Can I proceed with Service Pack 1? If not, how do I get service pack 2?

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Windows On Mac :: Games Crashing In Vista 32bit?

Mar 6, 2009

Recenly got myself a Macbook Pro and installed Vista 32bit on it. Runs great (although the fans start blowing quickly and hard in Vista compared to OsX) but I do have one problem: when I play games (HL2, Fallout3...) the games tend to crash after a few minutes (the application itself, not the laptop)

I tried installing (modded) drivers, updating all I can update but the problem remains. Only thing I have not tried is re-installing Windows, but not sure if that would even solve my problem.

Temperatures measured with HWMonitor seemed pretty normal to me (cpu max 62�C, gpu around 82�C).

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Applications :: Vmware + Windows (32bit Vs. 64bit)?

Nov 11, 2009

I'm not sure which forum this belongs in, but given that its really a vmware question, I'm thinking that applications is the best fit.

Anyways, if I decide to take the plunge and get windows 7, it will be for the express purpose of running within vmware. I have zero interest in running it in bootcamp (I use fedora and boot into that) so basically which version of win7 would provide the best performance. The 32bit or 64bit flavor

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Windows On Mac :: XP Service Pack 1 + Bootcamp = Question Mark On Screen

Feb 22, 2010

Ok my ex gf called me at 3 am and cried because she can't boot her macbook anymore after installing her Windows XP SP 1 via bootcamp. All she had is question mark on her screen.I have some screenshots from her and I am not sure whether her photos in her Mac OSX has been wiped out. I asked her to press F3 to quit the blue screen and take out her disgusting windows xp service pack 1 disk.

She managed to go to utilities after putting macosx boot disk inside and gave me some screenshots of her disk drive. I think her data is still intact but we can't repair or anything. Please see screenshots.1) Anyone know how to fix this the easy way? She's in UK and I'm in Australia and I hope I don't need for her to go thru all the ubuntu and etc etc... It's too hard even for me!2) Are her photos/data still in the hard disk somewhere? Her full hard disk space is 250GB.

[URL]Quote from link above: "OK I just did this and its very quick and easy to fix. First of all, get the XP disc out. Keep pressing eject or hold the mouse button from boot up.Then put in the Apple disc you got with the machine and hold down C for a while until the apple logo and the little wheel thing appears. Then wait for the recovery to start, Select your language. The do nothing until the bar at the top appears. Go to Utilies then start up disc. Select the Mac OS X 10.4.8 or whatever version you are on. You will be prompted to reboot. and then it back to normal. I hope that is clear and helps and it works for me, it takes less than 5 minutes. "

ps: I have tried getting her to press the alt button but it's not helping her. I haven't get her to try pressing the C button after restarting her macbook but I think it's not going to work either...

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Windows On Mac :: WinVista 32bit - Audio Won't Play Out Of Speakers?

Sep 25, 2010

I have Bootcamp 3.1 and Windows Vista Home 32bit is fully up to date.

The audio on my Mac Pro 2008 will play out of the front speaker but will not through my Klipsch 2.1 system. I checked and rechecked to make sure I have the audio cord plugged into Audio Out on the back of the Mac. When using OSX the audio plays just fine through my 2.1 system.

Any ideas on what I can do to troubleshoot the issue?

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Windows On Mac :: The 64bit And 32bit Versions Of Vista Both Included?

Mar 8, 2009

Is the 64bit and 32bit versions of Vista in the Vista Home Premium software? Or do you have to purchase the specific one? How can you tell the difference when looking at the package?

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IMac :: Finding Ati Video Drivers For Windows 7 32bit?

Dec 3, 2009

Which ATI video drivers do I need for the iMac i7, HD-4850 card using Windows 7 32bit.

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Hardware :: How To Make Elgato Eyetv Hybrid Work On Windows XP/Vista/7 - 32bit Or 64bit

Jan 26, 2009

I know a lot of us have the Elgato Eyetv Hybrid and would love to use it on our Macs in conjunction with Bootcamp & Windows. Well I finally figured out how to do it! All I had to do is slightly modify some Windows drivers.

The hardware being used is very similar to the Hauppauge USB Sticks.

Elgato made 2 versions of the hybrid; the older version without QAM and the newer version with QAM. (It has been brought to my attention they also have a new version out with radio capabilities).

I have only been able to test this on the hybrid WITH QAM.

I was able to slightly modify the Hauppauge drivers which allowed the Elgato Eyetv Hybrid to work under windows using both the Windows Media Center and the standalone player by Hauppauge.

So here is what you need to do:

Go to Device Manager

Vista users: Right click on Computer > Click Properties > Click Device Manager

Now you should see some devices under "Other devices" with a yellow question mark next to them. Both should be called "EyeTV Hybrid" There are two because the USB stick has both a digital and analog tuner.

Right click on either device > Click Properties > Click Details tab > Where it says Property, scroll down to Hardware IDs

If the bold numbers match, these drivers will work for you. (If they don't match please provide me with your numbers so I can try and make drivers that will work for you.)

Now we can close the EyeTV Hybrid Properties windows which brings us back to Device Manager.

Download both the modified drivers (an attachment below) and the manufacturer software here:


Unzip and open the manufacturer software, navigate to the Drivers folder, and replace: HCWemBda.inf and HCWemBda64.inf with the modified drives you downloaded from me. (You also have to unzip and open the folder you downloaded from me).

Now go back to your Device Manager window, Right click on one of the EyeTV Hybrid devices with the yellow question mark next to it and click Update Driver Software...

Click Browse my computer for driver software > Click browse and navigate to the drivers folder from the manufacturer's software > Click Ok.

Do the same for the other device in Device Manager.

Now go to the manufacturer's software you downloaded earlier and double click Setup.

Finish the install and you should be Done

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Windows On Mac :: Reformating Pre-existing Win7 Bootcamp Partition And Reinstall Windows 7

Oct 12, 2010

i'm using macosx 10.6.4 and bootcamp assistant 3.1

now here is the problem my windows 7 is infected with virus (thats why windows suck big time) and i need to reformat my windows 7 and reinstall a new windows 7.

how am i supposed to do it? insert the installation disk and do like how we initially installed windows 7? just format the partition and reinstall again? i just want to make sure so i ask before doing anything.

or can i do this? i use winclone to restore? any1 have any idea? i'm new to all this i dont know how to do it. i have backup using winclone but how do i do it? do i still need to format then only use winclone?

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MacBook Pro :: Best Win7 RC Build / Version For New System?

Jun 30, 2009

I just received my Macbook Pro today, pretty excited. I need to put windows 7 on this machine and I was wondering if someone could tell me the best RC version to put on. I actually have a copy of the x86 7100 build but I am under the impression that a 64 bit version would be better. Am I correct in thinking this?

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