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3051 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2009 5:21 PM by rootdr
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2009 3:14 AM (in response to martyn pot2)Did you try W7 x64? Apple never provided XP x64 drivers so it was always something you had to find for yourself. And seems you were successful there.
Seems like just building some Core i7s would have been suitable for your needs.
I have found that extended disk testing and zero/long formt is essential anymore with hard drives.
PCs can be fussy and tempermental with RAM though Mac Pro you are pretty much forced to use qualified chips.
I would do all your driver updates first, before anything from Apple. And try to live w/o any Boot Camp. Always install graphics drivers, ethernet chipset from Intel. BC does add some help to power management, or did.
You may just need to wait and see if those Snow Leopard DVDs have anything good on them, and hopefully bring drivers into the present instead of early 2008 era.Mac Pro 8800GT WD VelociRaptor 10k, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Windows 7 Core i7 920 GTS 250 APC RS1500
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2009 8:29 AM (in response to martyn pot2)Same thing here. should i try installing vista? i've heard nothing but bad things about that OS.mac pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2009 10:16 AM (in response to android 5000)Why in heaven's name, no one is recommending that OS at this point, other than you missed the opportunity to download W7 RC from Microsoft and have to wait, so buy Vista with free upgrade coupon. Or play with Snow Leopard for awhile.Mac Pro 8800GT WD VelociRaptor 10k, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Windows 7 Core i7 920 GTS 250 APC RS1500
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2009 7:37 PM (in response to martyn pot2)Cheers for the replies. We have been testing Windows 7 x64 and it seems to be pretty solid. So long XP and Vista!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2009 7:57 AM (in response to martyn pot2)Shame - my volume rendering program is not validated for 7, so I'm stuck with XP64 and few working drivers. Boot camp disc additions on the PC side doesn't even recognize that i have XP64 SP2 Pro installed. Are you guys saying BootCamp is NOT required to install Windows? Just put the Win installer in the DVD and start-up from it and somehow find all the drivers? I really need the FW 800 port working to transfer files. Any help greatly appreciated.
ThxMacBook Air, 17" MBP, 4 GB RAM, 2 TB HD SATA RAID, Mac OS X (10.6), Mobility baby-yeah!!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2009 8:33 AM (in response to rootdr)Yes, we are saying just that. "No hand-holding necessary or required."
Windows 7 Pro has XP Mode if enabled in BIOS, and has excellent support for older applications as well, more so than XP64 even.
Windows Easy Transfer handled all the prefs, email, settings, and data. Or there is Norton Ghost.Mac Pro 8800GT 10K VelociRaptor, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Windows 7 i7 3.2GHz GTX 260-216
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2009 5:21 PM (in response to The hatter)Thanks for the info. I tried starting up from the Windows XP64 CD today to install it without bootcamp and it wasn't recognized in the Superdrive when I held down the option key during startup. Any suggestions? XP keeps unexplainably rebooting the Mac when running. I don't get it. The last Mac Pro I did it on nearly 6 months ago works flawlessly. Any help GREATLY appreciated. Free root canal if you can fix itMacBook Air, 17" MBP, 4 GB RAM, 2 TB HD SATA RAID, Mac OS X (10.6), Mobility baby-yeah!!