Windows on the new iMac line (late 2009) Problems?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by kroeks, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. kroeks macrumors regular

    I would like to start this thread since I havn't seem to find one yet.
    I guess it would be useful to discuss about how Windows works on the new iMac 21" and 27" models.

    Please insert the model / windows version in your post!! (duo/quad, w98,wv,w7)

    List of current known problems:
    - Black Screen (duo/w7)

    I'll post a few findings myself here too:

    koen :apple:
  2. kroeks thread starter macrumors regular

    Black screen problem: duo/windows7
  3. balamw Moderator


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    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
  4. gadgetmacfreak macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    kroeks -- I just tried to do an install and got the black screen at the same place you did. Holding the power button down did nothing -- to reboot I had to unplug the iMac. Did you have to do that?

    This is the 3.06 27" iMac and we were using a retail copy of Win7 DVD.
  5. kroeks thread starter macrumors regular

    Hi there,

    I don't have the problem myself! I'm just collecting them in this topic so we can get solutions for it! Sorry, forgot to put this in the tagline.

    thanks for your input and I'll let you in this topic when i've found a solution :)
  6. deadpixel89 macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2009
    I' having an iMac core i7 and getting problems installing xp
    (in text mode it doesn't reboot on its own, so i have to wait some time and reboot it manually)
    Also when changing Sound Preferences the first time in xp and then starting a game resulted in errors.

    Anyone else getting these errors? (specially the first one)
  7. Shivetya macrumors 68000

    Jan 16, 2008
    Well each time my machine reboots the XP installer starts over (Blue screen version) as if I didn't let it install files from the previous install.

    Worked fine on my older iMac... but this new i5 is just not taking it
  8. deadpixel89 macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2009
    Does your iMac reboot on its own or do you reboot it manually?

    I also experienced problems with selecting the os on boot via "alternative" key when having several external hdd's connected which have power management on their own (they shutdown on idle no matter what system or system state)

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