Vista RC1 Dual Boot

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Here's how to dual boot OSX and RC1 on your Mac:

I was running Windows XP Pro SP 2 on a Mac Book Pro: 2.0 Ghz Processor 1 GB RAM 256 MB Video Card I suggest the above to be the minimum requirement for running Vista, although a 128 MB card will work too.

What You'll Need:

  1. A Mac with 1 GB+ RAM and 128 MB+ video card
  2. Boot Camp 1.1
  3. A blank CD
  4. A CD Burner
  5. Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2
  6. Windows Vista RC1
  7. A blank DVD
  8. A DVD Burner

The Process

  1. Run the Boot Camp Setup, partiton your drive, and burn the drivers disk.
  2. Install Window XP Pro Service Pack 2 on your Mac.
  3. Install your drivers on Windows XP
  4. Using a blank DVD, a DVD burner and the Windows Vista ISO file, (at the moment, only obtainable by a MSDN subscription or if you are a beta tester) burn the ISO file to a DVD.
  5. While running XP, insert the Windows Vista DVD. Press 'Install'. Once you get through the on-screen prompts and have entered your serial number, the install will begin.
     This can take as long as 2 hours depending on the speed of your computer.
  6. The computer will restart a couple of times during the install. You should be present, because a restart will automatically boot to OSX instead of Vista to continue the install.
  7. Once the install is complete, screens will come up with a username and password field, and a desktop background chooser.
  8. After that, you will boot into Vista. If your drivers are working normally, then you're done
  9. If your drivers are having problems, insert the Windows XP drivers CD. Then everything should work.

Source: Boot Camp Resources Also look at this link for Vista tri-boot instructions.

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