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 :: 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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OS X :: Can't Boot Into OSX After Windows Vista Install With Boot Camp

Feb 19, 2010

Well I installed Vista Ultimate using boot camp on my 27 inch iMac using 10.6.2 and now I can't get it to boot in OSX. I tried holding the command key when rebooting but it just goes into the windows part. Looks like windows took over. Does anybody know how I can get it to boot in Leopard?

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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 :: Won't Connect Internet / Using Windows Vista And Boot Camp

Oct 9, 2009

I've installed the drivers, and when I start up in Windows, neither the internet or the wireless pick up.

Using Windows Vista Home Premium. The little wireless icon in the tray just has the big X, so it's literally picking up nothing. I also can't connect via ethernet.

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Windows On Mac :: Vista DVD Keeps Ejecting While Using Boot Camp?

Apr 18, 2009

I'm trying to install Windows Vista Home Premium using Boot Camp on my MacBook Pro 15". I partition the Mac HD and I gave myself plenty of space on the Windows partition (52 GB) because I want to install large games on it.

When it comes to installing Vista I insert the DVD and click 'start installation'. It looks like it's going to work for a few seconds then it says that it can't recognize the DVD and the disc just ejects itself.

I tried to partition the HD then restart and hold down the 'C' key to boot from the DVD. The same thing happened, the disc just ejects itself...

get Vista installed? Will I have the same problems trying to install XP because if not then I will just install that. I would prefer Vista because of the DX10 compatibility for Crysis.

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Windows On Mac :: Boot Camp 3.1 For Vista Sound

Feb 6, 2010

there i have a macbook pro and i have recently installed windows vista 32 on it using boot camp. also recently i have updated boot camp to 3.1 and my sound seems to have stopped working.

Although the red light in my headphone jack is gone my speaker icon on the right hand corner has a x on it and i cannot hear anyhting now. i have cheaked my sound driver and it is up to date cirrus logic cirrus logic cs4206a

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Windows On Mac :: Boot Camp Drivers Not Available Under Vista?

Apr 15, 2010

So I installed Vista and then popped in the OS X Disc 1 to install the drivers, like I did with Win XP before. All I get on screen is the window where I get to choose whether to install OS X on my MBAir or install disc drivers.

Do i need a specific version of Vista to be able to install boot camp drivers ? SP1 or SP2 maybe ?

I remember I had the same issue with Win XP SP3, which seemed weird since it's supposed to be even more complete then the previous version, right ?

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OS X :: Slow Boot After Installing Windows Vista Using Boot Camp ?

Dec 25, 2008

This is the 1st time i got a Mac , i bought a black Macbook 2.4GHz some days ago .

I installed Windows Vista Ultimate using Boot Camp , and all went smoothly .

Only 1 prob is when restarting , i have to wait too long for the Windows to log on , i think about 1min with the black screen.

And if i want to boot in Mac OS , i have to push down the D button or the Alt, it takes quite a long time too .

So do you guys have any solution to this problem ? I want to get rid of the waiting time, way too much.

And do you know how to make my Macbook jump right in the choosing section when it starts ? ( so that i dont have to push down any button when it starts )

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Windows On Mac :: Play Games - Use Vista / Boot Camp?

Mar 24, 2009

I was wondering if you can play Windows only game on a mac if you use -Windows Vista, Boot Camp(To install Vista) Then after you do that go to Vista side of you mac. And then install a windows only game onto it with a game CD OR download a torrent for windows on the windows side.

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Windows On Mac :: Download Vista X64 Boot Camp Drivers?

Mar 29, 2009

I just installed Windows Vista x64 on my 2.4Ghz Unibody Macbook this morning for some software development, and I accidently left my install DVD at home - I'm at college right now. Is there any site I can download the drivers for from? Or could somebody possibly send me a link to a download? I tried the 2.1 download on Apple's website, but it doesn't start up.

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Windows On Mac :: Running Boot Camp Vista Through Parallels?

Jun 21, 2009

I'm trying to run Boot Camp Vista through Parallels but i don't know how to set it up and can't find a guide anywhere. There's one in the settings but that skips over the most complicated bits. Anybody know of a guide for doing this or know how to do this?

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Windows On Mac :: Boot Camp Sound On Vista Side?

Aug 14, 2009

Everything seems to be working well except there is no sound from speakers on the Vista side. Still OK on Mac (of course).

I have iMac 3.06gHz

Checked that sound is not muted etc.

It does seem to have two volume controls (Vista) in the dock? One Realtek and one Mixer. Neither are muted. Device Manager says all is ok and running latest software.

One other small matter is that I can't seem to load a network adapter. It finds new hardware everytime I open but can't find any software and as I don't know what I'm looking for I am sort of stuck.

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Windows On Mac :: Install Windows 7 And Can't Get The Boot Camp Assistant To Partition My Drive?

Dec 15, 2009

I'm trying to install Windows 7 and can't get the boot camp assistant to partition my drive. The drive in question is 500GB with over 200GB free space. I want a Windows partition of 35-40GB.On first attempt I kept getting the cannot move files error when trying to partition. I read up on the error online, and most people suggested issues with parallels or needing to use idefrag. I had parallels on my machine at one point, but am not sure if there are any problem folders still hiding somewhere. Any tips on that part?I ran idefrag overnight last night. When I booted the machine up this morning, I launched it again to verify that the disk was defraged. Boot camp still doesn't want to play.

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Windows On Mac :: Install Windows 7 On An Internal Disk Via Boot Camp?

Oct 22, 2009

Is it possible to install Windows 7 on an internal disk via Boot Camp and then remove this disk and use it as an external drive? I have two drives for my mini, one in use and one in an external case; unfortunately, neither have room for everything plus Windows. If the answer to this question is no, then I'll buy a bigger drive. I'd just like to avoid this if possible (I already have a ton of external drives and not enough ports to plug them into).

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Windows On Mac :: Vista 32 In Boot Camp Taking Long To Start

Feb 2, 2009

I've had a Vista 32 PC and it booted pretty fast. I now have a fully loaded iMac (newest one available) and Vista takes abnormally long to start. OS X boots very fast, and once Vista is loaded, it runs normal, no problems. I'm just wondering if there is a way to reduce the boot time, and why it would take longer to boot on this more powerful computer than my last generic PC, or if that's just a drawback of boot camp.

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Windows On Mac :: Won't Install Windows 7 RC1 / Can't Work With Boot Camp

Apr 26, 2009

I have been trying to install Windows 7 X86 RC1 on my brand new early 2009 iMac and have been having the same problem every time.

Initial installation goes very smoothly, but all the trouble begins when I load the Boot Camp setup.exe from the Leopard disc.

During Boot Camp installation I get a compatibility warning about some of the Apple Boot Camp drivers working correctly with this version of Windows.

If I go ahead with the installation then what happens is I get a BSOD and then Windows becomes un-bootable. This is repeatable as it happens every single time I do the installation.

Things initially seem to work up until I load boot camp assistant from the Leopard install disc, so I'm wondering if there are other drivers available that play well with Windows 7 for my iMac that I can try? I've followed several Boot Camp tutorials for iMac with Win7 and am pretty sure I am doing everything correctly, but things just aren't working.

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Applications :: Boot Camp Can't Find A Disk Partition For Windows Vista...?

Dec 11, 2010

I tried to install Windows Vista (64bit) using Boot Camp. I get to the window where you select the disk partition you want to install Windows on, and there aren't any options. How can I get the newly created partition (the one I made with Boot Camp Setup Assistant before restarting) to show up on that list? Or, where do I find the "driver" that it requests instead?

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Windows On Mac :: Boot Camp 2.1 Update Executable Doesn't Open In Vista

Aug 6, 2008

I downloaded the 2.1 update for Vista and when i try to open the .exe in Vista i say agree to let the program open and then it just doesn't do anything.

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Windows On Mac :: No Audio Devices Found In Boot Camp Vista On New Mini

Jun 29, 2010

i'm a HUGE gamer, so the first thing I did once I loaded this new computer up was install my copy of Windows Vista on it using Boot Camp Assistant. The installation went completely smoothly, so I then proceeded to install the Boot Camp Drivers onto my new and fresh and clean Windows Installation.

I restarted the computer and everything seemed to be in working order...but there are two relatively MAJOR problems:

One, the one that is the most pressing, is the sound. When I started up after installing all of the boot camp drivers, I couldn't get a single audio device to get recognized by my Vista Home Premium installation. I tried disabling and re-disabling other drivers in the Device Manager, and when I try to download new drivers for the one audio device that has an error sign next to it, Vista claims that it is already updated to the latest drivers, so it will not install new ones. I even went onto cirrus' website to download their official drivers, and the same thing happened.

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Windows On Mac :: Can't Choose To Boot Windows After Boot Camp Install

Nov 9, 2009

I have an '08 Octo 2.8.

I created a Boot Camp Partition (an entire drive, actually) and installed XP. The install went off without a hitch ... Except, having rebooted to Mac OS X (10.6.1) there is no way to boot Windows again. Going to Preferences->Boot Disk shows no Book Camp bootable drive.

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Windows On Mac :: Is It Possible To Install Windows Using Boot Camp?

Feb 5, 2010

I'm asking as a new Apple convert using Snow Leopard 10.06.2.

I have an iMac running Snow Lep and a laptop running Windows 7. The laptop did not come with a separate disc of the Windows OS. In the absence of the OS disc, is there any way to install Windows in it's own partition using Boot Camp, such as by copying an image of the laptop onto the iMac?

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Windows On Mac :: Won't Install Boot Camp For Windows 7 64 Bit On 21.5

Mar 2, 2010

First I read "".
That's all well and good, but nowhere in this document is that "USB storage device trick"
(see "") mentioned! On the other hand, in that DL995 description there's nowhere mentioned that there are additional steps to do afterwards!

first I prepared my USB storage device according to DL995, made a 201GB partition, inserted the 64 bit Windows 7 DVD and ran the installation without any problems.

Windows works, but brightness and volume controls for example don't work.(When I press F1 I get Windows help etc.)I can't find Boot Camp installed under Windows anywhere!

After the same installation on my second 21.5" iMac everything looks identical with the exception that under "Bluetooth Devices" on one machine there's "Apple Wireless Keyboard" and "Apple Wireless Mouse" installed - on the other machine NOT, even tough I've NEVER used Bluetooth devices any of both machines (just used wired Apple keyboard and USB Trackball).

Before I continue (OS X disc, 3.1 update... if required at all?), how can I verify that the USB storage device had been used at all?

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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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OS X :: Boot Camp Trying To Install Windows 7 Pro?

Apr 6, 2010

the first steps of boot camp came simple and easy partitioned and load installation disk but when i click on "install now", an error came up stating "windows could not retrieve information about the disks on this computer"

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Windows On Mac :: Can't Install 7 With Boot Camp?

Jan 7, 2011

I thought maybe that has something to do with PAL vs. NTSC but both the iMac and the window 7 software were bought in Germany (where I live) so I just don't know.

Last year I also bought and installed Parallels on my iMac but never really used it. The reason I'd like to install windows is because I really need to learn AUTOCAD and it runs on windows.

I just mention it because I guess I have the option of using Parallels (though it still seems to have an old version of Vista on it and I can't get rid of it).

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Windows On Mac :: How To Run Boot Camp Without Install Cd?

Jun 20, 2009

I don't have an install CD and don't want to burn 100 dollars for it. Is there a way to do it without the CD.

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Mac :: Can Install Windows 7 64 Bit Via Boot Camp

Nov 27, 2009

I just got my new 27" iMac, and wanted to install Windows 7 64 bit via Boot Camp.The installation went fine, but now when the iMac restarts, after the Windows loading screen, I just get a black screen, no display.Windows works, I was able to use it in VMware. I read here and there that there were problems with the ATI card in Windows 7, so I tried to install the Boot Camp drivers in VMware, even the ATI Catalyst ones.Even after that, no display in Windows.I read that someone here used a external display to make windows work at first.

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OS X :: Can't Install Windows In Boot Camp?

Mar 11, 2010

I have a Macbook and I had Windows XP on my Boot Camp partition, but I wanted to upgrade to Windows Vista because my friend recently found their Vista install disc. I backed up all of my information from my Windows partition on my external hard drive, booted the Apple side, and ran Boot Camp Assistant. It made the separate partition, but then when it asked me to install Windows it said insert the Windows install disc, so I did... but instead of my Macbook restarting and installing Windows... it restarts... then you hear the CD drive/optical drive speed up A LOT, then it slows down, and ejects my CD, instead of running the setup. I became so desperate to get Windows back on my Mac, that I tried installing Boot Camp with my friend's XP SP 2 install CD. No luck. I thought my CD drive was damaged but it's not.

For starters, the computer recognizes when I insert the XP & Vista CDs... it appears as, "XP_HOME_SP_2" with a CD icon on my desktop on the Mac side...

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Windows On Mac :: Install Boot Camp Via USB?

May 16, 2010

I have used disk utility to take DMG files such as OSX and create a disk image onto the flash drive and upgrade / reinstall the OS on my mac.

I don't have any blank DVD's to burn the win 7 ISO onto so I tried doing the same by putting the ISO onto a flash drive and it doesn't work in Disk Utility. I tried doing it on a XP computer which was (I think) successful in putting the disk image onto the flash drive.

Now when I reboot and hold option I don't have any option to start up the computer other than the Mac HD.

I have installed Paragon to be able to read and write NTFS files / disks.

Does anyone know if its possible to install win 7 via USB onto a mac or am I wasting my time?

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