Vista on MacBook Pro: Half Time

Vista on MacBook Pro: Half Time

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I’m seeing a lot of interest in my Vista on MacBook Pro posts. It’s great to see so many of you are eager to get Vista Beta 2 running on what is, in my opinion, one of the better machines out there.

Recently, one of my articles got Digged and since then the page views have skyrocketed (at least relative to my norms). I assume some folks aren’t interested in my usual writings so I have created a bootcamp category that one could use to just subscribe to my posts on Bootcamp.

So currently this is the status:

  • You can install Vista on Bootcamp. Dual boot works perfectly.
  • Vista is still Beta 2 so don’t expect release quality.
  • You need to delete the EFI partition and people have warned me that this will prevent automatic firmware updates from Apple!
  • There are still some driver issues with Vista (iSight…)

Here are some things I like and some things I dislike about the Mac:

Good:

  • Great performance on both Vista and Mac OsX
  • Run Vista and Mac
  • Wow factor

Bad:

  • This isn’t a Tablet machine. I really miss that
  • Weird Swiss Apple keyboard isn’t really suited for Windows
  • No PC Card slot for smartcard reader for instance
  • It gets really hot, can’t put it on my lap
  • Some devices still don’t work

As I find out more about installing Vista on Mac and getting the drivers installed, I will keep you updated.

Below, I’m listing my previous blog posts about this and as you can see I went from frustration to excitement.

Boot Camp with Vista? I don't think so!

If you want a Windows PC, then don't buy a Mac...

Upgraded my MacBook Pro

Vista Beta 2 on MacBook Pro with Bootcamp? You bet!

Pictures from Installing Vista Beta 2 on MacBook Pro

Only 4 more drivers to find fro Vista on MacBook Pro

Only 3 more drivers to go for Vista on MacBook Pro

 

This post is about: Vista, Apple Boot Camp

  • So here's a question. You install Vista following the guide you mentioned and deleting the EFI partition in the process. Ok.

    So after all is said and done why not then boot back into Mac OSX at some later point and reinstall Boot Camp? Wouldn't this in effect recreate the partition you'd previously deleted?
  • Thanks for your efforts.
    I could install Windows Vista beta on my MacBook Pro.
    I can't also use sound card.
    But it's enough to surprise my friends !
  • So four talented guys create YouOS and kaboom: here are the predictions that Google OS will make Windows...
  • Hi thanks for all the great topics, it really helped me install Vista on my MacBook Pro. Do you think there is a way to reinstall the EFI partition that one has to delete ? Or is there a manual way of updating future Apple Firmwares?
  • Hi thanks for all the great topics, it really helped me install Vista on my MacBook Pro. Do you think there is a way to reinstall the EFI partition that one has to delete ? Or is there a manual way of updating future Apple Firmwares?
  • This is something you won't often see, design advice for Apple by a Microsoftie.
    I've got the machine...
  • PingBack from http://weblogs.nrc.nl/weblog/hebben/2006/07/11/doorzichtige-swindows-vista-beta2/

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