Win7 64bit not compatible with bootcamp?

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  1. Lit Wick87

    Lit Wick87 OT Supporter

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    Looks like I fucked up :noes:. Went ahead and *aquired a 64bit Win7 disk. Did a nice fresh install with SL (needed one anyways so I figured I'd upgrade) This time around I decided to use bootcamp instead of a VM.

    The whole install went smooth and am actually under Win7 now, but when I try to run bootcamp in windows it says x64 is not supported on my model.

    3 year old 2.16 C2D MBP with 3gb ram:o

    any solutions or will I have to delete this partition, and go and DL a 32bit Win7 build?
     
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    When I pop in my snow leopard disk it autoruns and I only get CD/DVD sharing and something repair.. all for a MBA?

    So i went and explored the CD in Win7 and go into the bootcamp folder, select the .exe. When I run it I get this error[​IMG]
    Any ideas?
     
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    so snow leopard is installed beforehand? how about restarting and holding down option as soon as it turns on to select your os?
     
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    are you using the bootcamp app on the SL dvd?
     
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    No, they are not supported, but everything pretty much works anyway since the Windows disc has all the drivers you really need.

    What are you having problems with? You can try to install the drivers individually if you need to.
     
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    Yeah win7 boots up just fine. I installed snow leopard. Then off with bootcamp for Win7. after that installed I tried inserting the Snow Leopard disk as per instructions for it to install the rest, but it wont. I get no sound and tried installing the realtek drivers manually, but to no avail. I cannot get my trackpad to scroll with 2 fingers either, which I'm assuming wont work anyways, also no right-click on trackpad.
     
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    windows 7 isn't officially supported by bootcamp yet...
    apple says they'll update bootcamp by the then of the year...
     
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    yes i read that also, I'll just wait it out
     
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    it won't be available till later this year. an update is in the pipe.




    Ref: http://www.macrumors.com/2009/10/22...support-for-windows-7-coming-later-this-year/


    EDIT: I didn't read the whole thread.... :hs:
     
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    Looks like im SOL

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3920

    I have a 15in MBP 2.16

    I guess I can still use 7 for the random times I'll need it, just wont have full use of keyborad/mouse/sound
     
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    Have you tried this?

    Boot Windows 7, insert Snow Leopard disc and dismiss error message.

    Double click on My Computer.

    Right click on "WindowsSupport" DVD in My Computer and select "Open"

    Double click Boot Camp, then Drivers, then Apple, then x64.

    You should see AppleTrackpadInstaller64. Double click on that. If you have a MultiTouch track pad, AppleMultiTouchTrackPad64 too then I guess. Install those.

    That should fix your trackpad problem.

    Go back to BootCamp\Drivers and try to run the "RealTekSetup" install file.

    Reboot.
     
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    yeah I did all that, made the trackpad sensitivity better, but still cant find any setting for rightclick and 2finger scroll. Also did teh same for the realtek, no sound
     
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    Have you tried to install drivers from the realtek website?
     
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    I'll try a few again in the morning its 4am now :o
     

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