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Installing Windows 7 in a MacPro with three drives

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mirko2000 Calculating status...
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Jun 24, 2010 5:56 AM
Hi all,

I wonder if it´s possible to install Windows 7 using BootCamp in my MacPro. I have two RE2 Western Digital drives a as RAID and another SEAGATE single drive. Can I install BootCamp in this drive? BootCamp is reporting RAID isn´t allowed! What RAID??? It´s a single drive!

Thanks in advance,
Mac Pro 2008 / MacBook Pro 2008 / Mac Mini 2009, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,560 points)
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    Jun 24, 2010 7:02 AM (in response to mirko2000)
    Boot Camp Assistant is a very crippled partition tool that also isn't needed.

    Just pull your RAID and boot from Windows 7 DVD.

    When done with updates and all, pop the RAID back in.

    AppleHFS driver in Windows Boot Camp 3.x that Apple Setup adds can't see or read your RAID and is known to be problematic at times.

    You may have to set the default boot OS from Windows control panel (way way too many things are called "Boot Camp" that it gets confusing or seems like it, why not Windows Startup Disk? or "OS Manager" instead?).

    You'll be fine.
    Mac Pro 8800GT 10.6.4 /, Windows 7, Core i7 3.2GHz / GTX 260 / 10K VelociRaptors
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,560 points)
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    Jun 24, 2010 9:05 AM (in response to mirko2000)
    I guess you don't have any idea of using the OPTION key.
    Or, that there are Startup Disk control panels for both.
    Mac Pro 8800GT 10.6.4 /, Windows 7, Core i7 3.2GHz / GTX 260 / 10K VelociRaptors
  • rootdr Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    What are you driving your RAID with? HW or sw? I have the Apple RAID card and it won't work in BootCamp - although I never used BootCamp simply opting to install Windows 7 natively.
    I have seen an advert from CalDigit who claim to have a BootCamp compatible RAID card. Anyone have any mileage with it?
    Thx.
    8-core MacPro, MacBook Air, 17" MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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