Windows XP 64 bit Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by thomahawk, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. thomahawk macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2008
    Osaka, Japan
    Will this work? 64-bit Windows XP boot camped
    i have a 2.1 macbook the prev. generation whitebook
    2.1GHz, 1GB Ram, Intel GMA x3100

    i plan to run a lil CoD4 or other games on it (like bf2, tf2, CnC3, LOTR2:BFME,)

    well i think it can run it after seeing so many videos on youtube with Intel GMA X3100 GPU with a lower clocked CPU soo im thinking i can do this!
  2. oldpismo macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2003
    The Bootcamp documentation said that only the 32bit one worked with Macbooks, the 64bit will work with the pros.

    Without knowing the reason for the statement in the document, the only real way to find out though is to try it.
  3. noodleslayer macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2008
    The reason why there is no 64-bit support is because Apple does not make any drivers for 64-bit windows for any of their macs.
  4. hunterjoules macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2007
    This is incorrect. Apple does make windows drivers for their hardware for 64-bit Vista. I know this is true because I just installed Vista Home Premium 64 on my Macbook Pro.

    The issue is firmware. Early 2008 Macs (and later) support the firmware upgrade that Vista 64 needs. I'm not sure if this is available for your Macbook. I would try and look for available firmware updates.

    Please note that only Vista 64 is supported, not XP 64.
  5. hunterjoules macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2007
    My apologies to noodleslayer. I misread the title of the post as "Windows 64 bit Boot Camp" instead of "Windows XP 64 bit Boot Camp".

    Noodleslayer is correct, there is no driver support for XP 64. There are drivers for Vista 64.
  6. thomahawk thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2008
    Osaka, Japan
    thanks guys, i guess i'll drop in 32 bit in

    any advice/thoughts on the gaming tho on the intel gma x3100. it'll be running natively so im guessing it'll be better
  7. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
    Try and get the latest drivers from Intel.

    This should be the one that the Macbook uses.!#DRV

    Under drivers, you'll want number 2, "Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Windows* XP (exe)."

    Depending on the games you're playing, don't expect much from it. It's pretty weak and you'll likely need to turn down a lot of settings (possibly the resolution) depending on the game.

    TF2 can be quite graphically demanding, so you may want to play in DX8.1. You can do a google search to figure out how to do that.

    Just remember, the GMA X3100 is NOT made for gaming. It's made for low energy use and to provide enough "power" for anything but gaming.
  8. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003

    Yep, and honestly there is very little chance there ever will be (from Apple anyway).
  9. vjtk macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2009

    "Are 64 bit versions of Microsoft XP and Vista supported?

    64 bit versions of Microsoft XP are not supported using Boot Camp. 64 bit versions of Microsoft Vista are supported on certain Intel based Macintosh computers using Boot Camp 2.0 or later. See document HT1846 for more information."

  10. freebird2003 macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2007

    i am using win xp 64bit sp2 on my macbook pro. it does work flawlessly. no problems.

    for the drivers you have to hunt on the net.
    graphics - nvidia site
    chipset - intel site
    audio- realtek site
    keyboard - input remapper
    bluetooth - will not work. i am unable to fine winxp 64bit drivers. (latest beta bootcamp drivers not working)
    isight - will not work. also i am unable to fine winxp 64bit drivers. (latest beta bootcamp drivers not working)
    ethernet - there are drivers on the marvell site i think. (depends on your chip)
    wi-fi - u can find the latest beta bootcamp drivers via torrent. it work for me

    for your gaming needs i am not sure. i am using winxp 64 for pure dcc & cad works. realflow, solidedge and etc.. works great.

    all the best. :)
  11. gugucom macrumors 68020


    May 21, 2009
    Munich, Germany
    I agree with freebird's post. I also had XP 64 Edition running on a 2,16 GHz MBP. The only thing I could not use was sound, keyboard, backlight and iSight. Everything else worked.

    Regarding general capability of Mac hardware to run 64-Bit Windows you can take it to the bank that all Core 2 Duo processors and all Xeons are 64-Bit capable. Hardware 64-Bit virtualization support works on all Mac fitted Xeons and on C2Ds from 7400 model upwards.

    Regarding the EFI there is a bug in all 2006-mid 2008 laptop models that prevents you to boot from optical disks with multiple images. That was fixed in late 2008 with the introduction of the unibody models. I believe that Mac Pros got that fix when they changed to the 64-Bit EFI. But on that issue I'm not sure. I have a 2006 MacPro1,1 which has the fault.
  12. Tarek macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2009
    Liverpool, UK
  13. linkboy macrumors member


    Jun 9, 2006
    XP x64 is a total waste, even MS doesn't support it properly.

    If you're going to run a x64 version of Windows, go with Vista or even the RC for Windows 7.
  14. aiterum macrumors 6502


    Nov 17, 2007
    United States
    yeah don't even bother with XP 64-bit because it was basically released for the purpose of being a gimmick for the original release of the 64-bit processor (when this was a big selling point at least for buying a new computer.) Microsoft doesn't really support it anymore, and it seems to be pretty sketchy in terms of driver and software support. Yes apple doesn't support it, and its a good thing because it is not really worth their time to support it either.
  15. zuluedison macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2009

    those drivers (the new ones included with bootcamp) only work with vista, not xp

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