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I was wondering if windows 7 64bit would work with bootcamp?

Please don't just say yes unless you've tried it or know someone who has.

I am going to order an OEM Disc this week and need to know whether I should get 32bit or 64bit.


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The OEM discs have special licensing that would likely not apply to the senerio of Boot Camp.… – edusysadmin Feb 13 '11 at 14:23
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Yes, it can be done, I've seen people do it. Check if you have a compatible Mac though, the supported models can be found in the Apple Knowledgebase:

These Macs can use 64-bit editions of Windows Vista and Windows 7:

  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) and later
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008) and later
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008) and later
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008) and later
  • iMac (21.5 inch, Late 2009)
  • iMac (27-inch, Late 2009)
  • iMac (27-inch, Quad Core, Late 2009)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009) and later
  • iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2010)
  • iMac (27-inch, Mid 2010)
  • Mac mini (Mid 2010)

These Macs support only 32-bit or 64-bit editions of Windows 7 and do not support Windows Vista or Windows XP.

  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Late 2010)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Late 2010)
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Thanks I got the Mac mini(Mid 2010) so it should work – james Feb 13 '11 at 13:23
Yup. I install Windows 7 x64 on macbooks several times a week. The only thing we often have trouble with is graphics drivers - you may need to download them from Nvidia directly - the ones included with the bootcamp installer don't seem to work on some of the newer models. – nhinkle Feb 14 '11 at 9:27
Got i working Had absolutely no problems and the graphic driver work fine.Cheers – james Feb 17 '11 at 7:32

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