Boot Camp can install Windows 7 64-bit no problem, right?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by doxavita, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. doxavita macrumors 6502a

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    I plan on installing Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit through Boot Camp, and then link that Partition to Parallels.

    Boot Camp can install 64-bit Windows 7, without a problem, right?

    Thanks!
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Only on those Macs on which it is supported. http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1846

    There are many more Mac models where it can be made to work, but Boot Camp Assistant will not assist or support you.

    You will also need to consider adding more physical RAM so you can give your VM > 2GB, otherwise your 64 bit VM will be RAM constrained. I saw a good boost in VMWare when I upgraded to 8 GB.

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  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Yes, W7 has been officially supported for a while now. 64-bit was limited from MacBooks for a while, but I don't know if that's the case anymore. Either way, you can install it.
     
  4. doxavita, Jun 24, 2011
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    doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it's for a 2011 27"iMac. Although they don't mention it in that article, but it's the latest, so it should work?

    I'll be adding up to 12GB of RAM. :)
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    Yes, strange that the article doesn't have "or later" for the iMacs.

    Note that XP is not supported on many recently issued Macs.

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