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Hy

If heard about the Problems of Dualbooting on the new iMac Core Duo because of the EFI Bios.
The New Beta Verson of Windows Vista (Codename: Longhorn) theoreticaly supports that kind of Bios. But you have to donwload the 32bit Version from piratebay.org. There are hacks to overcome the 30 activation.
Probably there are some driver problems, I don't know because I couldn't test it.
This is only an Input if someone has expiriances please poast.
Peace :star_smile:
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Hy

If heard about the Problems of Dualbooting on the new iMac Core Duo because of the EFI Bios.
The New Beta Verson of Windows Vista (Codename: Longhorn) theoreticaly supports that kind of Bios. But you have to donwload the 32bit Version from piratebay.org. There are hacks to overcome the 30 activation.
Probably there are some driver problems, I don't know because I couldn't test it.
This is only an Input if someone has expiriances please poast.
Peace :blink:
fum

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How about the 64 bit Vista... Link to Intel's confession: http://www.gizmodo.c...sers-153822.php

Woohoo! Rename the site to OSX64!

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64-bit chips are still considered x86 architecture.

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Core Duo's are NOT natively 64bit chips....if they are 64bit, why the hell are all the other Core Duo laptops coming out running Windows XP 32bit?

Until Vista has full EFI implementation (probably this month's CTP, which is supposed to be feature-complete. maybe the full release of Vista this Fall will have EFI), major hacking will be required to get Windows to run on the MacTels. It's even possible that Apple's EFI implementation is modified so Vista won't run on it. Who knows?

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64-bit chips are still considered x86 architecture.

Not necessarily. Only chips x86/IA32 chips with EM64T or AMD64 extensions are x86-compatible. Intel's Itanium (which is IA64) is not x86 or compatible.

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Hopefully this month's release will feature an EFI-Compatible build, and at that point we will be able to boot and do an install. Until then, all versions, like that that I have, will be more or less useless until an alternative means of running them have been found.

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Feb CTP build is being released on MSDN site today. So if anyone has an MSDN subscription and a new Mac give it a try. I have MSDN but no Mac :)

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Feb CTP build is being released on MSDN site today. So if anyone has an MSDN subscription and a new Mac give it a try. I have MSDN but no Mac :dev:




yeah i have msdn and i was going to see if it's up today. if it is i think i'm going to try that tonight

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yeah i have msdn and i was going to see if it's up today. if it is i think i'm going to try that tonight

According to MS Connect build number is 5308, download available in subscription center soon. Try it out :angry: I would if I had a Mac.

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Anyone try this yet, im interested. Xp or Vista, doesnt matter to me!

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i still dont get my macbook for a couple of weeks yet (it sucks to live in australia sometimes) but i have no MSDN so i will just have to wait to get a :pirate2: one





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