Bootcamp question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by frenzyheart, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have spent the last 45 minutes or so using every search topic possible to try and clear up my confusion. I'm pretty sure there is a topic that I'm not getting to, but I'm pretty stuck, so I figured I would just go ahead and ask.

    Okay. So... (obviously) I want to bootcamp. I am currently running Lion 10.7.5 on my Mid-2011 iMac. I have 4 GB of RAM. My version of Bootcamp is 4.0.4, according to the version section of the Get Info option on it.

    Where I'm confused is that some places I've heard I can only install the 32bit version of Windows 7, and other places I've read that I can install the 64bit. I would rather install the 64bit so I can make use of the RAM, obviously.

    Help. :confused: :eek:
     
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    Stooby Mcdoobie

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    You can install either - all recent Macs support 64bit Windows. There is no reason to install a 32bit operating system on a 64bit system when a 64bit version of the OS is available.
     
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    Dalton63841

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    If my 2009 model can run 64-bit, so can your significantly newer model.
     
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