Will this work with my macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TSE, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Can I install Windows XP professional 64-bit version on my macbook with Boot Camp? thanks.
     
  2. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but I thought 64-bit versions of Windows only work with the Mac Pro.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306538

    "An authentic, 32-bit Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition or Professional with Service Pack 2 (or later) disc
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    An authentic, 32-bit Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, or Ultimate disc"

    64 bit XP uses different drivers than 32 bit, and Apple hasn't supplied 64 bit drivers. I would imagine it would be very difficult to hack it to work.
     
  4. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Shoot... do you think Apple will release any anytime soon?
     
  5. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    There was a rumor that Apple would address this issue in the 10.5.2 update that should come out by the end of the month.
     
  6. Crow47 macrumors member

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    Well the Santa Rosa macbook is capable of running a 64 bit OS. The C2D is a 64 bit CPU. Speaking of which, I believe Leopard runs in 64 bit.

    Anyway as far as windows x64 on a macbook, all you'd need is drivers.
     
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