Help with windows xp 64 bit on macbook unibody 13" (not pro)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by zuluedison, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. zuluedison macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2009
    Before I left home I installed xp 64 bit on my macbook not realizing it wasn't supported. I would have isntalled 32 bit if I knew that getting xp64 to work is nearly impossible it seems. However that is no longer an option.

    I am typing from someone elses computer now.

    I have found and installed some of the drivers needed, however I cannot for the life of me get the ethernet driver to work. I guess I can't find the right one. I even have the wireless working, but due to my situation, I cannot get on any wireless networks. (it allows me to log onto unsecured ones, but the only unsecured networks around here are ones that you have to pay for. When I try and connect to the secured networks that I am allowed to connect to, it says I do not have a certificate to connect or something)

    It is windows xp 64 pro edition, service pack 2.

    If anyone can help me figure out how to install the ethernet driver (which one I need I guess. the ones on the snow leopard install disc don't seem to work) I would greatly appreciate it. Whenever I try and install the ethernet controller it just tries to install this "NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller". I am not sure where this came from, but after it installs it says there was a problem installing this hardware, code 39.

    thanks if anyone can help, i'd really appreciate it.
  2. zuluedison thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2009
    not that it particularly matters, but I have also been unable to install the keyboard and trackpad drivers as well. Although the ethernet one is top priority.

    I know some people on the forum have had some success with these.

    I am using the snow leopard install disc for some of the drivers.
  3. zuluedison thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2009
    and completely randomly I just got a BSOD...
    even though I've had no problems like that since I first booted up yesterday...
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
  5. zuluedison thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2009

    its really too bad apple doesn't support it. I'll have to see what i can do about getting a different version sent to me, this is really dissapointing. especially because I know its possible atleast to get it to work. oh well.

    I don't want to use vista...I don't want to use xp 32 bit....and I don't want to shell out the cash for 7. this is very annoying.
  6. zuluedison thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2009
  7. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003
    Did you shell out the money for XP 64? I agree buying Vista at this point would be a bad idea (what with 7 around the corner) but I hope you didn't just buy XP 64.

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