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2789 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2009 11:03 PM by marcus.sg
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2009 3:47 AM (in response to marcus.sg)You are aware there are tips and fixes posted for this? or you stumbled on a solution... but booting Windows in Safe Mode and using Drive Sweeper 2.10 etc?
Have you tried to install the latest ATI Catalyst? maybe that alone will give you your screen real estate.
Windows 7 does have better multi-core and memory management.Mac Pro 8800GT 10K VelociRaptor, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Windows 7 i7 3.2GHz GTX 260-216
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2009 10:16 AM (in response to The hatter)Just sort of combined what I saw elsewhere. If you could direct me to the other threads I would be grateful. I'm completely new to Bootcamp. How would ATI Catalyst give me the correct screen resolution when it doesn't seem to be offered by the win xp OS? I'm perfectly happy to run xp and don't want to shell out to buy win 7 just for the 1 or 2 programs I want to use. The screen redraw and aspect ratio are killer and really important to me so if anybody has xp running on a 27 inch iMac with ATI graphics, I'm all ears!
Message was edited by: marcus.sgMac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2009 11:03 PM (in response to marcus.sg)Ok, I sorted my aspect ratio and screen redraw problem. The issue was the drivers supplied on the snow leopard DVD. They were out of date. I redid my install of XP but using the drivers off the iMac install DVD instead of the SL DVD. Screen Rez issue solved
The next issue was no sound. I had to take a trip to the sound and audio devices control panel, select Cirrus Logic HD Audio for sound playback and reboot. Now a week after initially installing XP i'm up and running.
Hope this helps the other poor saps out there trying to install windows!Mac OS X (10.6)