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Boot Camp Gains Support for Windows 7
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
Long story short it IS possible to have BootCamp 3.1 and a 64bit Windows 7 install in a late 2009 Mini.

I will try that procedure later. Thanks for posting!

I have a quick question though. Is your Device Manager clear of issues or missing drivers?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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TonyMontana wrote:
Long story short it IS possible to have BootCamp 3.1 and a 64bit Windows 7 install in a late 2009 Mini.

I will try that procedure later. Thanks for posting!

I have a quick question though. Is your Device Manager clear of issues or missing drivers?


I won't be able to check until late tonight.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
I won't be able to check until late tonight.

Oh okay, I'll just try that procedure later on tonight. I won't be home from work until around 7:00. I was just curious about that missing coprocessor that I had showing up before. Thanks for the speedy reply though!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
Bootcamp would not upgrade to 3.0 or 3.1. 3.0 gives you a "x64 not supported on this machine" blah, blah...

Wow, I didn't know that was an issue with certain machines. Surprised

I knew the 64-bit kernel was a no-go with SL, but not with Windows too. It's crazy that Apple is holding back a computer with a 64-bit processor. I just don't care for that at all. Boo!

I'm glad to hear there's a workaround though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@TonyMontana

It worked, but I still have that missing coprocessor in Device Manager. Were you able to check yours?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It work fine for me. I do not have any missing drivers.
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It work fine for me. I do not have any missing drivers.

Okay, thanks for the update. Perhaps I have a corrupt file or something missing. I'm going to try trashing the partition from the BC assistant and then reinstall W7.
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It work fine for me. I do not have any missing drivers.

Okay, thanks for the update. Perhaps I have a corrupt file or something missing. I'm going to try trashing the partition from the BC assistant and then reinstall W7.


I apologize I was able to check yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gator did you run full Windows updates and restart and then check for more updates? Maybe the missing driver didn't exist on the initial install.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice find Tony! I'm going to give it a go this weekend.
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Nice find Tony! I'm going to give it a go this weekend.

There are other ways to run the x64 installers with admin rights, but they didn't work for me. The command line worked purrrrfectly.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@TonyMontana

I'm going to reinstall W7 in a little bit here. I was going to last night, but ran out of time.

I know that I ran Windows Update until it came up empty. I think it only had 11 important updates and 2 optional updates. The optional ones were for Broadcom wireless and something for my Dell display. I don't remember seeing anything else in the way of hardware.

I'll let you know how it turns out this time around.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it does work!!!

Not very well!!!

But it does work!!!

i enjoyed having the magic mouse drivers though now i can hook up my magic mouse to any of my computers running windows.
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I have to install Windows on my Mac to check for compatibility of the websites I design. This will make using Windows an easier pill to swallow.

In a related topic, does anybody know where 10.6.3 stands? 10.6.2 ruined the speed and stability gains that the original release version of Snow Leopard brought over Leopard.
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