Blackbook, Macmini 2009, Window 7 64-bit or 32-bit?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by spacepower7, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

    May 6, 2004
    I know that Apple doesn't officially support Windows 7 yet.

    I also read that 64-bit Vista and XP require a MacBook Pro or Mac Pro according to Apple.

    I am currently taking some classes so I get Windows 7 Ultimate for $7

    I am wondering if I can use 64-bit on my Core2Duo Black MacBook 2.0Ghz or my 2009 Mac mini? Probably not a benefit on the MacBook bc the ram limitation.

    I know Apple doesn't support this yet, and they try to get people that want 64-bit to buy a "Pro" Mac although there probably isn't a technical reason for it.

    Also, I may buy a iMac i7 or the next revision of MacBook Pro. 8GB+ of ram in the future.

    Any advice for which version of Windows 7, 32-bit or 64-bit?
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    My rule of thumb is 64bit if the chipset supports it and I can use it, otherwise 32bit. So 64 on the mini and 32 on the MacBook.

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