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xerodude
20th August 2009, 02:19 PM
Hi All...

I have just bought a new 17 " MBPro fully loaded with the 3ghz cpu and 8 gig ram. Hell, I had the chance, so I did.

Anyway......

Please, is it possibe to install OEM 64 bit Vista in bootcamp without going insane? Will it actually run as 64bit?

Thanks..!!!!

:)

dche5390
20th August 2009, 02:31 PM
Indeed - Leopard Boot Camp Gets 64-bit Windows Vista Support (http://gizmodo.com/347248/leopard-boot-camp-gets-64+bit-windows-vista-support)

xerodude
20th August 2009, 02:33 PM
I saw this article, but it refers to the Mac Pro. Not the MacBook Pro.

dche5390
20th August 2009, 02:37 PM
I don't see why not. I installed XP 64-bit via boot camp once only to realise no native driver support.

scar68
20th August 2009, 02:55 PM
I installed Windows 7 64 Bit last week and had a remarkably stress free experience. This was on a unibody 15" MBP with 4GB Ram. Runs very smoothly but I haven't done any intensive 3D stuff on it.

mysticgreg
20th August 2009, 03:12 PM
I've also recently installed Windows 7 64-bit on a 15"/4Gb unibody MBP, with no issues at all.

After downloading the latest nVidia drivers for the card, I've been playing 3D games such as Dead Space and Prototype on it which should be stressing the machine rather well, with not a glitch.

LCGuy
20th August 2009, 03:36 PM
Another one here, I had Windows 7 RC1 64 bit running on my white MacBook, worked fine. :)

xerodude
20th August 2009, 03:38 PM
I rang Apple Tech Support. Great service BTW......

They said no issue and emailed me this article.

Click Here. (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1846?viewlocale=en_US)

alan7948
20th August 2009, 03:46 PM
of course it works. It even works on my entry level (new) unibody macbook pro

LCGuy
20th August 2009, 04:01 PM
I rang Apple Tech Support. Great service BTW......

They said no issue and emailed me this article.

Click Here. (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1846?viewlocale=en_US)

Thats strange - I wonder why they say it only works on those machines - theoretically any Mac with a Core 2 Duo should be able to run Vista 64 bit, just the same as a PC. As I said, my November 2007 MacBook had no complaints running 7 64 bit.

thebookfreak58
20th August 2009, 05:46 PM
I've also recently installed Windows 7 64-bit on a 15"/4Gb unibody MBP, with no issues at all.

After downloading the latest nVidia drivers for the card, I've been playing 3D games such as Dead Space and Prototype on it which should be stressing the machine rather well, with not a glitch.

Awesome. I'm guessing we use the 64bit Vista drivers for specific apple stuff? (Touch pad, iSight etc?)

mysticgreg
20th August 2009, 08:55 PM
I just inserted my Leopard (retail) install CD and let it do it's normal Boot Camp thing for touchpad, iSight etc - all worked straight away.

The only driver I downloaded was from nVidia, they have a 64-bit Windows 7-specific driver for the 9600-series mobile cards, which worked a treat.

xerodude
20th August 2009, 10:07 PM
Yeah, all good...!!

All updates etc done and running. And it can see the 8gig too. So I am happy. Also applied for the Win7 upgrade program.

Now to get Parallels to see it..!!!