This page says my Macbook version (5,1 released end of '08) doesn't support Windows 64bit but "can use" it. This is pretty vague, am I going to run into issues down the road if I install the 64bit version? Thanks in advance

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I personally have mid 2009 13" MBP. I have windows 7 x64 Professional installed, and it works great.

Whether Apple officially supports something does not have much association with whether it will work great or not.


MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (Unibody) 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo (P7350) Intro Date: October 14, 2008 Disc Date: June 8, 2009

I own the above Macbook and let me share my experience.

  1. I have install OSX 10.7, and capable to upgrade to 10.8.
  2. I can install Windows 7 64-bit through Boot camp, but driver including screen brightness control short-cut key, etc, was not function
  3. I have 8GB RAM installed, and recognized by Windows 7 64 Bit and OSX.
  • Do you have something other than personal experience to back this up?
    – soandos
    Sep 23, 2012 at 0:36
  • My experience has gone pretty well, a few minor issues such as display and keyboard lighting not turning off when dimming them all the way down to the minimal level.
    – Steve
    Oct 23, 2012 at 1:48

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