XP64 and boot camp issues

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by pierre1610, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. pierre1610 macrumors member

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    Is this the reason boot camp won't install on xp64?

    I mean i know its not supported which is why it won't install but all i need is the bootcamp64.msi file to run and put everything in the correct place.

    I tried extracting the .msi and copy kbdmgr.exe to program files and all the other folders to system32. Didn't work.

    If i try and run kbdmgr.exe it crashes straight away. I tried the one LAMO produced for windows 7 and it runs but doesn't do anything. The process is there but the icon doesn't pop up in the taskbar and i can't access anything.

    I've got everything installed in terms of drivers but am missing the keyboard shortcuts to adjust screen brightness.

    I had vista x64 installed but its soooooo slow.

    Any help could be greatly appreciated.

    cheers
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    XP 64 is failure. There are almost no drivers for it. Do not use it.

    Unfortunately,
    Vista 64 bit > xp 64 bit
     
  3. pierre1610 thread starter macrumors member

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    Its not a failure in a CG production enviroment, far from it. Its what everyone uses. It does all i need it to do. I don't care if i can't print from it. Its a god send being able to asign more than 2gb of ram per application and compared to vista64 its far quicker
     
  4. Amdahl macrumors 65816

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    You probably won't have luck running it on a Mac. Not Mac, but you might also look at Windows Server 2003, since it has 64-bit as well, and may have drivers where XP64 might not. Although, I suspect the drivers are the same since I recall they use the same service packs.
     

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