Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2011 7:36 PM (in response to pierce_saratoga)
See Boot Camp- Macs that work with 64-bit editions of Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. I think you will find that you cannot install 64-bit Windows on a first generation Mac Pro.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2011 7:52 PM (in response to Kappy)
You just can't boot from the DVD without extra steps.
Apple uses UEFI on those Macs that are "blessed" as being compatible, and yours and mine have older 2005 era EFI32 that won't.
We also are stuck with 1.9GB usable RAM in 32-bit Vista/7 also, another blow.
And no firmware update to Unified EFI 2.x to make us "compatible." Has not stopped 1000s from doing so though.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2011 10:41 PM (in response to Kappy)
your link is dead..please advise..i think this is the answer i need....please, thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2011 11:29 PM (in response to JamilMereck)
Sorry. Here's the correct one: Macs that work with 64-bit Windows.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2011 9:54 AM (in response to pierce_saratoga)
I have a MP 1,1 and installed Win7 x64 bit when it first came out. It can be done! But is a bit of a PITA to burn a new install DVD to bypass the EFI32.
Do a forum search, abundant threads will turn up.
Hatter, your link appears dead to me.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2011 10:00 AM (in response to justmetoo1)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2012 5:04 PM (in response to Kappy)
Thank you so much for the information. My 11 year-old son now thinks that I am a geek