MacBook Air and Windows Vista x64

For the masochists amongst you, two tips when installing Vista 64bits on a MacBook Air:

  • The mouse drivers don't work initially. Just rollback to the microsoft drivers and execute the multitouch install manually from the apple folder (the 64 one!)
  • The video drivers need to be downloaded from Intel. The latest GMA drivers will do.
  • The wireless network card is wrongly recognized. Go and download Broadcom's drivers from HP at
    You need to extract the files, and do a manual installation (Let me select... and Choose a location in the wizzard) and *ignore* the warning about windows not being able to match the driver to your hardware. It's the right one (select the 802.11n draft version of the driver in the list)

And now some pictures of the unboxing.

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The full installation from boot to first screen (including me typing the product key) came at a whopping 32 minutes. I'm so impressed with how snappy everything feels that I'm thinking of either replacing my main drive on the MacBook Pro by a Solid state drive (as soon as a 128G gets out) or just doing my development on the MacBook Air!