Windows On Mac :: Windows 7 Beta On UMBP?

May 5, 2009

i have been running Windows 7 beta on my uMBP since it was released.

I downloaded the 32bit one because i was afraid the drivers will not work.

I have a 2.53Ghz, 4gig ddr3 ram MBP.

Should i download 32bit or 64bit RC?

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Windows On Mac :: Windows 7 X64 Ultimate On UMBP Performance ?

Dec 1, 2009

I just installed a copy of window 7 x64 ultimate on my uMBP 15", 2.66, 4GB ram, 9600 GT.

everything went well using the bootcamp that comes with my snow leopard dvd and also using the bootcamp driver on that dvd too.

anyway i have a few question regarding this.

-after i installed the windows, now everytime i perform disk utillity, verify disk permissions, it takes considerable longer time compared to when the machine is Mac OS only.
previously , after i hit the "verify disk permissions button" it will says straight away like estimated time 28 minutes, then drop to 8 minutes and then to 1 and finaally done.
now after i install window 7 on my mac using boot camp. when i hit the "verify disk permissions" it it says estimated time 1hour 40 minutes !!!
of course it will finissh eventually in less than that , but still it considerably took longer compared to prior window 7 installattion, does anyone experience this as well ?

-the performance benchmark on win 7 ultimate x64 on my mbp is 5.6 score.
is this normal ?

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Jan 23, 2009

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Am I missing something for the download to be successful?

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Jan 6, 2009

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Aug 9, 2009

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Mar 29, 2009

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Long story short:
1. Each of the pair of disks contained a member of the larger OSX raid volume, plus a smaller partition intended for Windows.
2. The win-intended partitions stayed independent and formatted as FAT32.
3. Booted off of Win7 media. In setup, selected 1 of the FAT32 partitions and reformatted it NTFS. Installer accepted the partition as valid and installation proceeded normally and completed with Win7 as a valid boot option. OSX still works, of course.

Windows installer wouldn't accept the drives as a raid volume and although Vista is supposed to support GPT for data volumes, it wouldn't accept it as a system vol. Don't bother with Bootcamp Setup Assistant. It simply says there's no valid disk and is of no help at all. This has to be done manually.

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Aug 1, 2009

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Jan 27, 2009

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Apr 30, 2009

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Sep 2, 2009

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I upgraded to Snow Leopard last week.

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Sep 7, 2007

During last six months Paragon ( has been working on our first software for Mac OS X - Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X. This product allows Mac users to use Microsoft NTFS file system as Mac OS X native. Now the product is almost ready and we want to offer you its Public Beta version. It's the first time when we do public beta testing. There is one big reason for that: we do want to make Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X a useful tool for every Mac user. That's why we need your opinion about it.

What we expect from you:
1. Bug reports (though we hope that there won't be many). If you find a bug, describe in details the way it can be reproduced. We need every detail, every step. Write your OS version and CPU architecture.
2. Usability issues. We want to make the product as easy to use as possible. Write us what is to be improved or changed. Make your suggestions detailed and reasonable. This will help us to understand them and implement in a right way.
3. New feature suggestions. In fact we don't have much time before the release date to implement new features. Though if a suggested feature is easy to implement or requested by many people, then we will do it.

To download the public beta version, please fill out a short web form and download it -
Meantime you can look at our short Product Description. There is not much text
We will read your feedback in this thread very carefully. We also excuse in advance about lack of replies. We won't be able to reply all your posts, but we will do "summary" replies once or twice a day in this thread. We appreciate this forum community very much. That's why we selected this forum for our Public beta testing. In exchange to your help we will be glad to provide the most active beta testers with free versions of this software. The rest will have 30% discount.

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