Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by macbook bro, Apr 28, 2010.
how do you do this
is windows 7 the way to go?
i think i'd be good with XP, i just need it for those few emergency times when you absolutely, positively, can't use a mac
My MBP is from late 2006/early 2007 (i think)...am I able to use bootcamp and install Win7?
i have a 2.16 mbp from then and i boot 7 64bit just fine
7 is a lot nicer than XP, but if you already have XP and don't plan on using it much, that would probably be fine for you.
i just don't care that much about it being "nice" or having advanced features
i want an install that takes as little space as possible and runs a stripped-down OS so that I can run the odd .exe or do random tasks that are still not apple-able
For this, i would say XP. Generally speaking it seems to want less resources than 7.
Someone i know did an EDU on windows 7 in vmware, I don't know if you wanted to virtualize it or not, so check it out: http://www.mikecentola.com/blog/articles/howto-install-windows-7-x64-beta-in-vmware-fusion/
vmwear sucks, bootcamp or don't do it
well bootcamp assistant is pretty idiot proof but something is still going wrong with the windows installer
What is happening?
its just stopping in the middle of the install and not doing anything
it gives me an option to "boot from cd" and when i do that, it just starts over with the install, that then fails at the same point
google is telling me i should try burning another disc, since the macbook drives are very sensitive to imperfections
so imma give that a shot
When it reboots during the install, don't press a key to boot from the CD. You want it to start up from the hard drive Windows partition.
yeah no shit, but that never happens
it just chills at the boot from cd screen indefinitely
So it just freezes at the "Press any key to boot from CD" screen? That's weird, it sounds like it's freezing in the EFI BIOS emulator.
Do you have the latest firmware updates installed?
bootcamp is fucking garbage, use vmware fusion
you think? i don't really need the ability to run both at once