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How do I install Windows 7 64-bit on a Mac using Bootcamp?

How do I install Windows 7 64-bit on a Mac using Bootcamp?

Has anyone been able to install Windows 7 x64 under Bootcamp on a Mac? I was able to get the 32-bit version to install, but I cannot get x64 to install. The Mac doesn't seem to even want to boot the DVD. And even if I get it installed are there drivers that will work with it?

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Guest [Entry]

"I wrote up a blog post about how I got this to work:

Note that you’ll need to do this from a Windows machine. I did it from
a Windows Vista VM in VMware Fusion.


Create 3 folders c:\efi-iso, c:\efi-exe and c:\efi-dvd
Download oscdimg.exe and put into c:\efi-exe
Unzip the Windows 7 ISO to c:\efi-dvd (7zip works great for this)
Open a Command window
Type: cd c\:efi-exe
Type: oscdimg -n -m -bc:\efi-dvd\boot\etfsboot.com c:\efi-dvd
c:\efi-isowin7x64.iso


You’ll now have a new iso file in c:\efi-iso. Burn this iso to a DVD
(I used Toast back in OS X).

This new DVD will boot just fine. From it you can install Windows 7 on
your MacBook Pro. But it doesn’t end there! You’ll want to install the
new Snow Leopard drivers, so after everything has finished, insert
your Snow Leopard DVD. This is where I ran into another problem. I
could not run the Setup. It would tell me that “this model Macintosh
does not support 64-bit drivers”.

Again, after a little research, I found the solution. The trick is to
run the Snow Leopard Driver installer in compatibility mode:


On the BootCamp CD open “Drivers/Apple”
Right click on “BootCamp64.msi” -> Properties
Go To “Compability” Tab, under “Compability Mode” check the box and
select “Previous Versions of Windows”
Now doubleclick on the “BootCamp64.msi” and install normally
After doing this, the drivers all installed and everything seems to
be working great."
Guest [Entry]

"The installation is the same for the 64-bit as the 32-bit WIndows 7.

You need to install Boot Camp 3.0 after the installation of Windows and the subsequent updates 3.1 (x64 version), 3.2 (x64 version) and 3.3 (no difference for x64 and x32 versions). The updates are available on apple.com.

I installed Windows 7 x64 on my MacBook Pro early 2008 (Mac OS 10.6.8) (although I have problems: slow computer, 'Not Responding' message appearing repeatedly, etc.)"