“Here we are sitting in the PC Magazine Labs, and it occurs to us: We’ve got a shiny new Macbook Pro and an early build of Windows 7 on disc, so why not attempt to use one to run the other? Using Bootcamp, we did a clean install of the new OS over Vista, which was already running on the system. We couldn’t just upgrade because the Macbook wasn’t running SP1,” Brian Heater reports for Gearlog.
“All in all, the installation process went fairly smoothly,” Heater reports. “After installation, we installed the drivers via the Apple OS X startup disc, hoping that Windows 7 might have an easier time communicating with the hardware.”
“The disc didn’t do much, sadly. The system was unable to get online, and various other Windows 7 features, such as the mouseover preview, were disabled,” Heater reports. “Windows 7 still retained some of its key functionality, however…”
Windows 7 Ultimate on Apple’s new MacBook Pro:
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MacDailyNews Take: Yuck.