Windows XP 64 drivers for 2009 unibody MacBook (A1342)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sunkai, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. sunkai macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    As is traditional, I thought I would start a thread to try and figure out how to get the hardware of the latest MacBook running correctly in Windows XP 64.

    The Broadcom wireless network drivers in the BootCamp directories on the OS X install disk worked for me (unpacked from BroadcomXPInstaller.exe).

    I then downloaded the latest GeForce 9M series drivers from nVidia's website for the graphics card (http://www.nvidia.com/page/drivers.html).

    Allowing XP 64 to automatically update itself to SP2 and download drivers took care of some of the other integrated devices, like the ethernet port (discovered as an nForce 10/100/1000 ethernet).

    I unpacked and installed the drivers from AppleNullDriver64.exe which were used to detect the iSight camera.

    Previous posts concerning past editions of MacBook Pro or MacBook models suggest running the Intel Chipset setup and the RealTek audio setup, but I did not notice any additional devices detected or updated. I uninstalled both these pieces of software.

    Previous posts also suggested that the keyboard and trackpad could be installed from the AppleKeyboardInstaller64.exe and the AppleMultiTouchTrackPadInstaller64.exe driver bundles. Neither of these offered me any compatible hardware when trying to install for the HID devices in my Device Manager (I tried all devices under Human Interface Devices, Keyboards and Mice). In Device Manager I am left with: 5 USB Human Interface Devices, a HID-compliant Device, and a HID-Compliant Consumer Control Device under the Human Interface Devices heading; 2 HID Keyboard Devices under the Keyboards heading; and 2 HID-compliant mice under the Mice heading.

    I have not tried installing the Bluetooth drivers in the AppleBluetoothInstaller64.exe package, as it is suggested that this must be done last in this post: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=473905

    I am still missing: audio, microphone, keyboard, trackpad, bluetooth, and the BootCamp control panel.

    Has anyone else had better luck?
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    XP x64 is a dead end street with a lot of dangerous looking dudes living on it, particularly given your modern hardware. Is it a necessity or are you just trying it for the sake of trying?
     
  3. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    I think support for XP 64 is really bad, even most PCs have issues with XP 64
    Do you have to run XP 64, I guess going Vista64 or Win7 would be alot easier
     
  4. sunkai thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am sure that Windows 7 will become a seasoned, well mannered platform over the next few years, but for gamers XP is still the OS of choice. Addressing more than 3Gb of memory requires XP 64.

    This thread is for gathering information about XP 64 drivers for the new MacBook model.
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I disagree, particularly in the case of x64. I find Windows 7 x64 to be more stable than XP x32. Fewer reboots and fewer crashing games. Furthermore, I expect many games going forward to be DX10-only. The only reason for XP would be for backwards compatibility and then you could use W7 Professional with XP mode. Vista has been out for several years now so it would have to be a pretty old game that didn't run on W7.
     

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