27" iMac and Windows 7. After over 6 months, Boot Camp still hasn't been fixed?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by thiagos, May 1, 2010.

  1. thiagos macrumors 6502

    thiagos

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    I am extremely furious with this and I hope someone at Apple is reading this right now.
    I own every piece of software and hardware from Apple there is and I cannot understand that it seems that everything is about the iPad and iPhone right now.
    I have been having these issues since I got my 27" iMac. I can install Windows 7 just fine on my MacBook Pro and my previous 24" iMac.
    Ever since I got the 27" iMac I get a black screen when installing Windows. I have found some posts that have a way around it, which seemed to have worked but now I am getting the blue screen of death.
    Doesn't matter if Windows 7 is supported by Apple or not but Boot Camp is and it should be corrected.
    There is no excuse that after 6 months this issue has still to be addressed, all Apple talks about now is iPad and iPhone, I am sick of it.
    BTW I own an iPad and I don't see the big fuss about it, I bought it mainly to read books and watch Netflix on the go.
     
  2. Mike Macintosh macrumors regular

    Mike Macintosh

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    Black screen is a common prob dude, have you tried this fix yet, because I own a 27" also and it works flawlessly?

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3173

    Btw the black screen during installation is a Video Driver prob that is not supported under Windows 7, that fix above "will fix" the prob during installation, if it doesn't take it up with Apple.
     
  3. TiffanyBee macrumors member

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    It's pretty frustrating how all the attention is on the iPad & iPhone. I definitely concur but those products are reeling in more Apple users everyday so it's good business for them.

    How long is your BSOD? Often it can be long enough for you to write down the numbers & look up what the problem is.
     
  4. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    Boot Camp HAS been updated, (it is only the display drivers that caused the problem), however they are a download, which means you have to install the buggy drivers first.

    My advice to you is to download the reference drivers from ATI and install them before you install the windows side of boot camp. http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx?p=win7/windows-7-64bit

    EDIT: The Apple KB posted by Mike will also work.

    Short of Apple sending a disk to every 27" iMac user, there isn't much more they can do.
     

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