Anyone Tried Windows 7 x64 with BootCamp 3.0?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kevhui, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. kevhui macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2008
    I tried with my Mac Mini (bought in Aril 2009) but after installing the BootCamp tools in Windows, Windows crashed and could not boot. I have to boot back to Mac.

    However, I also tried Windows 7 x86 with my iMac (bought in APril 2009), it is perfectly OK - I can even run Windows 7 in VMWare Fusion.

  2. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2008
    Palo Alto, CA
    It works for me, that's all I can say.
    Have you tried reformatting your HD in NFTS?
  3. kevhui thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2008
    Lucky you.

    Yes I did formatted the HD with NTFS or Windows 7 did not allow me to proceed.

    I actually tried both Snow Leopard and Leopard. With SL, the issue was what I mentioned. With Leopard, I was able to install BootCamp tools and run Windows 7 x64 RTM, but after restarting to Mac OS X, the Startup Disk did not listed the BoomCamp entry, so I was not able to restart to Windows 7.

    May I know what Mac version are you using? Thanks.
  4. ChaosAngel macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2005
    Works perfect for me on my MacBook Pro (Rev G). I did have to re-format the BOOTCAMP partition with the Windows 7 Installer before proceeding, but after that no issues at all.

    OS 10.6.1 + Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Build 7600) :)
  5. Helmigurt macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2009

    I´m running Windows 7 RTM Enterprise Edition x64 very nicely on my Macbook Aluminium with Bootcamp 3.0. Had to reformat the Partition on my HD to NTFS though.

    Do you have a SSD? My brother has problems with a Patriot SSD in his late 2007 Macbook Pro with SnowLeopard/Bootcamp3/Windows64bit

    PS: It installed perfectly but I had to install the drivers manually from the sl disc. But everything from iSight to the special keyboard keys is working like a charm in all its 64 Bit goodness!
  6. jon08 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    Did you experience any incompatibilities or sound issues? I installed Win 7 Ultimate x64 through BootCamp 2.0 last night on my MBP. But there was no sound, so I had to install RealTek drivers manually from the Leopard disc. Also, when trying to install BootCamp drivers, it warned me about "known incompatibilities" with Windows 7 - I guess now these have been fixed with v. 3.0?

    Another thing: with RealTek drivers updated, I now do get sound, but one annoying thing is that each time before booting into Windows I head this "popping" sound out of the speakers - and this was on my previous XP on BootCamp too. Is this sound issue fixed with the latest version of BootCamp??
  7. kevhui thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2008
    No I am not using SSD.

    May I know how to install the drivers manually? Many thanks.
  8. Helmigurt macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2009
    You install the drivers by locating them on the sl disc in a folder which is named something with x64. There you have all the drivers. I found a good guide by googling bootcamp 3.0 and windows 64 bit.

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