Problems with Win 7 RC on new iMac?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2008
    In a few weeks I will buy another iMac. I'll have to install
    Boot Camp/Windows for some Win programs.
    Now I don't want to buy Vista (£100) and then a few months later
    pay again for Win 7. Is it possible to use Win 7 RC until then
    or will I get problems and lose much time...?
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Many are running Windows 7 already with only a few problems here and there

    If you use MRoogle to search on Windows 7 you will find plenty of threads describing the installation and troubleshooting

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2008
    That's what I meant when I wrote:
    "will I get problems and lose much time...?"
    ... ;)

    Does Boot Camp accept Win 7 RC?
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Yes. Please use the search feature that you have been linked.
  5. DataCabbitKSW macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2009
    It isn't as straight forward as the current BootCamp installs for XP or Vista, but it is still pretty easy. Basically you start the BootCamp setup as if it were a Vista install, and move on from there with the Windows 7 bits. Before you start, make sure you have all the BootCamp updates including the x64 stuff, and I think the most recent version is 2.1. Check your Apple updates or the Apple Support website for the most recent bits. This is the link that I found for what I think is the most recent:
    This guide is a fairly good walkthrough of the process:
    Also, if you are using a MacBook Air (or just don't want to use a DVD-R and have a flash drive large enough):

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