Windows 7 64-bit won't load on Bootcamp.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jake4ever, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. jake4ever macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2009
    Ma'on La'oved, Hadera, Israel
    Created a new partition, put in the disk, restarted, and I'm stuck at a screen with a small white cursor... and that's it. Does anyone know how to fix this?
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
  3. didii, Apr 30, 2011
    Last edited: May 2, 2011

    didii macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2010
    Note that bootcamp plugins are not supported for windows 7 64bit. Only 32bit version. So if you want to use your graphics card, your USB-ports, internet etc I advice to install the 32bit-version.

    EDIT: Seems to be incorrect! (look below)
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Not true, if you're using a Mac that is supported for Windows 7 64 bit, as listed in the post above, but many other Macs will work in Win64 just fine.

    OP, are you using an original disc? Does it mount when you're running the Mac OS?
  5. tmagman macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2010
    Calgary AB
    I have had no problem at all running 64bit Win7 Pro bootcamp, it works incredibly well (and is listed as a supported version of windows in the bootcamp documentation as well)

    OP- When i installed Win7 64 on my 2010 mbp, it actually glitched on me the first time and got stuck during the installation, so I just shut it down, started it again in OS X, then deleted the bootcamp partition and started again, and it worked fine. Also- make sure you're not just creating a partition in the disk utility, but using the bootcamp utility to create the partition for windows.
  6. didii macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2010
    Sorry for my false answer than...
    When I installed Windows 7 64-bit and wanted to install Bootcamp drivers, bootcamp said that its software wasn't compatible with Windows 7 64-bit. So I concluded that Bootcamp was unsuitable to install the drivers correctly in 64-bit.

    My bad, sorry.
  7. armshead macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2011
    How I installed Bootcamp on Win7-64

    Received "not compatible" message. Decided I had to make Bootcamp Upgrade installer think I already had Bootcamp installed.
    Loaded Snow Leopard DVD and opened Drivers folder/Apple
    Ran each of the exe fies in this folder individually, followed by BootCamp64.msi
    which ran without incident.
    After restart I had a popup window "NVCPL.dll Missing entry in NVStartupRunfirsttime Session user account" I ignored this till later.
    I now ran "Apple Software Update: (Top of Start Menu). This completed without incident. After restart still had NVCPL.dll popup.
    I now ran the Bootcamp 3.2 upgrade I had downloaded from the Apple site.
    This will not run until 3.1 is installed which I had just done with Software update. After restart NVCPL.dll box still there. Thought this was because bootcamp had messed up my graphics drivers so downloaded latest 270.61
    from NVidea site.
    All working OK now. All this was to get the sound working! I have discovered the hard way that the bootcamp drivers are the only ones that work (for me)

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