Windows 7 Success.....Maybe?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Mort2412, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Mort2412 macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2009
    Hi all

    After loads of headwork I may have a perfect running Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro.....I was running XP but decided for a change, installed 7 but had the issues with sound, keyboard, bluetooth etc etc tried a few things but no joy.

    So went to Vista instead, things worked fine but didnt partition enough space so another reinstall was needed, then came the brainwave if everything is running smoothly in Vista surely if I upgrade to 7 it should still work, ok I was a little wrong 90% of it did.....i even had sound, bluetooth issue was resolved just needed to uncheck 'allow computer to control sleep thing' just needed to sort out the keyboard backlight, eject and fn keys.

    So in my wisdom I reinstalled bootcamp 2.1 update...ignore the messages that come up it will install...reboot and voila ALL WORKING!!!

    I will be rigorously testing this over the next week so will post back any issues, hopefully there wont be any.

    By the way im using the x86 version as my MBP doesn't support 64bit

    So in short

    Partition > Vista (make sure fully updated) > Upgrade to Windows 7 > reinstall Boot Camp > Happy days!!



  2. whyapplewhy macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2009
    Simple and probably stupid question...

    How do I know which Windows 7 my PC and Mac supports.. meaning 32, 64, 86 bit?
  3. Mort2412 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2009
    Apple Menu > About this Mac > Hardware > Processor Name

    If it says Core Solo or Core Duo its 32bit (x86)
    If it says Core 2 Duo or Quad Core Xeon its 64bit

    Hope this helps

  4. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003
    Wow, someone who skipped 7 for Vista? Now I have heard everything.

    OP what kind of MBP do you have?

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