Windows 7 on an iMac 2008

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by regis4u, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. regis4u macrumors newbie

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    I've installed Windows 7 64 bit on my 2008 iMac 24" and so far everything is fine except I can't install boot camp. When I try to install from my SL disc I get a message that I can't install boot camp on my model of computer. After doing some reading on the Apple support page it seems that Windows 7 64bit is not supported for the 2008 iMac model. Has anyone with a 2008 iMac tried the 64bit version of Windows 7? Any advice/suggestions/help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    How did you install Windows 7 without boot camp partitioning?

    Perhaps it's the apple software update that needs to be a 64 bit edition. I have only use the 32 bit edition, but I think you can get apple software update 64 bit edition if you install the 64 bit edition of itunes.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    Usually in these cases it is sufficient to browse the OS X install CD and install BootCamp64.msi manually. Then use Apple Software Updater to get the latest version.

    EDIT: This thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=843379 seems relevant, was also a 2008 iMac.

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