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.




Any suggestions as to whether it will work?



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



    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