64-bit Windows on an "old" Macbook not possible?

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  1. wannabeartist macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    I've been spending the day installing several versions of Windows 7 on my Macbook. Initially, the plan was to put the 64-bit version on it, but there was some trouble with Bootcamp drivers with that one. Further more, I read somewhere that it's not supported, only 32-bit is.


    Is this true and if so, why? I was planning to use the Macbook as a render node, when not needed on other work and 64-bit Windows would be quite essential.

    Thanks!
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Depends on the MacBook. If its has a Core Duo then no, you can't. Anything else you can but the drivers have to be installed manually (not difficult).
     
  3. wannabeartist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Blasted!

    Mine does have a Core Duo. Thanks for confirming that.
     

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