3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2013 8:23 AM by The hatter
jondotdot Level 1 (0 points)

background--- https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4760740

 

I have an old Mac Pro running OS X 10.6.8 and I want to install Windows. The machine was built 1-4-18 Oct 1996 in Ireland.

 

from the other thread dalstott of NC said

"I looked up the document you refered to at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3986. It is in conflict with the Installation manual which I copy below. I would suggest to go over to the Mac Pro community and try to get some clarification.

 

https://discussions.apple.com/community/desktop_computers/mac_pro"

 

Any suggestions as to whether it will work?

 

thanks


Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2 x3 Ghz Dual-Core Intel Xeon oct96
  • The hatter Level 9 (60,930 points)

    you are a decade off in age

     

    there are hurdles with 64-bit versions but if you do nit you only access 1.9GB RAM

     

    why? and would a VM work? a chesp PC or any Mac Pro from Early 2008 or later does not have a hurdle.

     

    and Windiws 7 64-bit Pro to use bith processors

  • jondotdot Level 1 (0 points)

    it is old but it works really well.

    The manual suggests it will work.

    thanks for your support

  • The hatter Level 9 (60,930 points)

    It . What is it?

     

    Windows 7 Pro does not install off the DVD without extra steps.

     

    The forum and support for Boot Camp are where and worth reading

    http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp

     

    Our (mine also) will not boot off Windows Vista or lalter 64-bit without altering the EFI boot routine that requuires EFI64 (Mac Pro 2008+)

     

    It will work, after it is installed and yuou get around the problems and the boot prompt