Can a late 2006 white macbook run 64-bit Windows Vista?

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  1. jc0481 macrumors regular

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    First of all, I looked and looked some more for a similar question or the exact question on the forums here and then on google.com but found nothing.

    I have a late 2006 white macbook. I got a good deal for it at the time. It was the day after Thanksgiving. the sales rep convinced me to go with the core2duo chip running at 2.0 ghz. It now has 2 gigs of ram. Here are the graphics specs:

    ntel GMA 950:

    Chipset Model: GMA 950
    Type: Display
    Bus: Built-In
    VRAM (Total): 64 MB of shared system memory
    Vendor: Intel (0x8086)
    Device ID: 0x27a2
    Revision ID: 0x0003
    Displays:
    Color LCD:
    Resolution: 1280 x 800
    Depth: 32-bit Color
    Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Quartz Extreme: Supported
    Built-In: Yes
    Display Connector:
    Status: No display connected

    I do have Windows Vista 64-bit Home Premium which I got for Christmas from a distant relative. I won't be playing any games at all or doing any major processing work. My main OS will still be Leopard. I am just going to run a few Windows app that don't have a similar counterpart on the mac.

    By the way this machine does have 802.11n. I just had to enable it.
    Since I have the 64-bit Windows Vista. Can my machine run it smoothly for the basic work I will be doing? I hope someone can help me out with this. Thanks
     
  2. jc0481 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh almost forgot. I already made my boot camp partition. I have boot camp 2.0 on this macbook. I have read of people having boot camp 2.01. How do I get that version? I know boot camp 2.1 got released and will be downloading that if I can get this run properly.
     
  3. msjones macrumors 6502

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    Vista will run fine. The GMA950 was the first IGP to support vista aero interface.
     
  4. msjones macrumors 6502

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    You install this once you have the operating system installed via bootcamp.

    Heres the link:

    http://support.apple.com/downloads/Boot_Camp_Update_2_1_for_Windows_Vista_64
     
  5. jc0481 thread starter macrumors regular

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    You guys made my day. I am grateful that people like you can help other people. I thought my question on the forum would be ignored. Thanks again
     
  6. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    AGGGG!!!!
    WAIT!!!
    NOOOO!!!
    I'm pretty sure it isn't supported by Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit. I tried installing it on my Black MacBook late '06 about a week ago, and it didn't work. The installation worked perfectly, but when it was all done, booting up would lead me to an error telling me how I couldn't use Windows Vista.
    It said something like Your CPU doesn't support 64bit Operating System.
    Specs are Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHZ with 2 Gigabytes RAM and 80 Gigabyte HD.
     
  7. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, please ignore.
    I just "discovered" that you have a Core 2 Duo. It should run fine.:eek:
    Sorry,
    David
     

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