Running 64 bit Windows 7 on Unsupported MacBook

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Yaris, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Yaris macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2007
    I bought 64 bit Windows 7 with the student discount so I got a upgrade disk for a lower price. I think they let me choose between 64 bit and 32, so I chose 64 bit, but I believe the disk only lets me install 64 bit and not 32. The only problem is that when I insert the Snow Leopard DVD in Windows it tells me that the particular model is unsupported. I am gathering that my Late 2008 MacBook is not supported for 64 bit boot camp. I found the driver for the 9400M but I can't find the rest of the drivers for the keyboard, etc. Is there a way to get full hardware support for this MacBook? If I acquire a 32 bit installation, can I use the same product key?
  2. aarond12 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX USA
    Unfortunately, you're on your own when it comes to 64-bit device drivers at the moment. Your computer should work fine, with the exception that things like your volume keys won't function as expected.

    What's amazing is that Windows-only PCs have to deal with this all the time without the benefit of BootCamp drivers already collected for them. :cool:

  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
  4. Confuzzeled23 macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2009
    How is this? Every Windows PC I've bought all the drivers are already installed or come on a CD with the computer...

    Open the CD drive
    Navigate through to Bootcamp>Drivers>Apple
    Find Bootcamp x64
    Right Click and Run as Administrator - OR Compatibility issues.
    Then run the program.

    **Just noticed the post above tells you how to do this!
    Hope it works for you :)
  5. Yaris thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2007

    Thanks guys so much, it actually worked. I don't understand why Apple won't allow older unibody MacBooks to install 64 bit officially :rolleyes:

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