Windows 7 64-bit on 13" Macbook

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by pir8, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. pir8 macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone successfully installed Windows 7 Pro 64-bit on a 13" Macbook (not a pro). I upgraded to Snow Leopard and have followed a couple of tutorials online to install Windows 7, but each time I run into the same problem. When the Windows DVD is booting, all I see is a blinking cursor.

    What if anything have I done incorrect or overlooked?

    Any help/guidance would be appreciated.

    Cheers!
     
  2. bimmerfreak0 macrumors member

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    i got both to install but there is no driver support....supposedly even though all the hardware is techinically the same performance wise there was a small "upgrade" on the logic/motherboard to all 64-bit windows to operate properly in bootcamp....fyi 64 vista works fine via parallels for me (same macbook as you)
     
  3. Alicia4065 macrumors regular

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    Okay, got Windows 7 64 bit install same macbook as you. SL will not install bootcamp for windows something about only being 32bit. I install graphic card drivers from nvidia website and realtek sound since i have external speakers hooked up.

    Alicia

    I was told that I needed to manually install 64bit drivers everything works great except apple wired keyboard number pad and hitting buttons will raised the volume or mute it.
     
  4. daisun macrumors newbie

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    To install 64bit drivers from snow leopard dvd do the following:

    Insert Snow Leopard dvd
    Assuming the dvd drive is the 'D' drive, open start menu type 'cmd' when the 'command prompt' short cut shows up right click it and choose 'run as administrator'

    In the command window type:
    D:
    cd Boot Camp\Drivers\Apple\
    BootCamp64.exe

    The Boot camp installer should run and install the drivers. Enjoy!
     
  5. JessicaD macrumors newbie

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    Pir8,

    Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here http://tinyurl.com/9fhdl5 . It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to check the threads available there for additional assistance and feedback.

    Jessica
    Microsoft Windows Client Team
     

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