1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 14, 2010 8:41 PM by Fortuny
tiraquon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I've got Vista Ultimate 64-bit installed on my MacBook Pro a few times, but i've deleted it straight after because it didn't install the way i'd want it.
The drive needs to be NTFS, but Boot Camp formats it in another way and I have to reformat it. After this the MacBook only boots to Windows, is there any way to make it boot to the screen where you can choose OS X or Windows?
Also, where could I get the drivers for Vista? I can't seem to get the internet working.

Mac Pro 2.66ghz Quad Core Nihalem, Macbook Pro 2009, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Fortuny Level 7 Level 7 (21,430 points)
    Hi and welcome to Discussions,

    have a look at pages 9 to 11 of the BootCamp Setup Guide to be found here http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/

    In essence Vista needs its system partition to be formated using the NTFS file system.
    Mac OSX can not format a partition with NTFS, therefor you have to do it during the Windows installation.

    To get to choose which OS to boot, you should hold down the Option/Alt-key at startup of your Mac.
    Or you can use rEFIt http://refit.sourceforge.net/ as a Boot-Menu.

    The Vista drivers are located on the Snow Leopard install DVD.
    Simply insert that DVD while you run Windows Vista and the driver setup usually starts automatically.