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razza85
22nd March 2013, 01:38 PM
I am interested in installing Windows 7 via Boot Camp 5 on my iMac (see sig) but I'm confused as to whether or not my mac is even capable of installing Windows 7 at all. Let me explain.

According to THIS (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5639) support article, Boot Camp 5 dropped support of Windows 7 32-bit whereas Windows 7 64-bit remains supported alongside the newly supported Windows 8 64-bit. So far, so good. But according to THIS (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5634) support article (scroll down to "Boot Camp requirements by Mac model" and click on "iMac"), my mac model (iMac 24-inch, Early 2008) only supports Windows 7 32-bit as of Boot Camp 4 and that Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 8 64-bit are not supported for my model. ???? That's the crux of the conundrum I'm facing.

So my question is this: can someone give me a definitive answer as to whether or not my iMac is capable of installing and running Windows 7? What about Windows 8?

My sincere thanks in advance. :)