WINDOWS 7 64 BIT and BootCamm

Discussion in 'iMac' started by NeoCool, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. NeoCool macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2011
    now i am wanting to install windows 7 64bit version in bootcamp.
    i have checked the compatability list and
    my mac pro 15 inch is in it.

    but my question is this.

    ( DO i need any patches or updates to get bootcamp to recocnise the 64bit windows seven. )

    I ask because up to now on my other macs, they would only take windows XP 32 bit.

    look forward to any replies
  2. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 604


    Feb 8, 2004
    Hobe Sound, FL (20 miles north of Palm Beach)
    Windows 7 64 installs just fine in bootcamp. No special steps involved. But do follow the bootcamp installation instructions carefully. I encourage anyone to print the step-by-step, so that when their monitor is off during a reboot or black, they don't assume something is broken (instead they move along to the next step in the process).

    Bootcamp is not a purely "just works" install, nor is it one to "just wing it". Print the step-by-step and execute those steps. Else, see a hundred threads in the archives about the screen being black: "Did I break my Mac", "Bootcamp install failed", etc., answered an equal number of times by telling the winger the next step in the install process.

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