Finding Boot Camp 2.0 for Mac Pros, for use on an iMac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Photo Monkey, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Photo Monkey macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2006
    London, UK
    So my brother just bought a new iMac and he bought the 64-bit version of Windows Vista, because that seemed logical, 64-bit processor, 64-bit power, 64-bit OS. Why Microsoft can't just make one like a normal person would is beyond us, but anyway...

    The problem is you stick in the Leopard DVD under Windows and it states that the software is only for 32-bit OS. So a little investigation, and apparently I need the Boot Camp 2.0 software that comes with Mac Pros, that has the 64-bit versions of the drivers.

    Somebody recommended torrents, which I've tried, but everyone I find doesn't work. I don't really get torrents anyway... I'm using Bit Torrent, is that good? Could that be causing the problem?

    Anyway - anybody have any advice to solve the problem?
  2. nospamboz macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2006
    I believe the BC 2.1 for Vista 64 update is only part of the answer,
    as it's meant to be installed in a running Vista 64 boot camp.

    How do you get Vista 64 running in boot camp in the first place?
    I think officially Apple only supports this with the newest processors
    (Xeon and Santa Rosa), and only includes it on the Leopard DVDs
    with those systems. Older/original Leopard DVDs do not support Vista 64.
    Certainly the install manual on the Apple Boot Camp support site still
    says "no 64 allowed".

    The thread below is the most complete discussion of the issue I know of:

    I'm waiting until Apple offically supports it, in which case VMware will
    officially support Vista 64 BC VMs. I would guess they'll do it with
    OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard at the latest.
  3. Photo Monkey thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2006
    London, UK
    Yeah the Apple download is just an update.

    I just installed it the same way I installed the 32-bit version on my Mac.

    Thanks for the link, looks really conclusive. Maybe getting the 32-bit version is the safest option. I hate dealing with Windows.
  4. Lancetx macrumors 68000


    Aug 11, 2003
    It sounded like the OP already had Vista installed, and when I installed the 32 bit version of Windows XP on my system recently, I bypassed inserting the Leopard disc after the Windows installation portion completed. I just ran the 2.1 Boot Camp update .exe package that I downloaded from Apple's site and it worked just fine. Perhaps it works different for the 64 bit version.
  5. Photo Monkey thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2006
    London, UK
    Interesting, I might give that a go.

    Thanks for the advice guys, much appreciated.

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