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This involves an iMac.

I ran into an error trying to load Windows 7 in the “boot camp” partition on my iMac. I must state that this was a reload as I had some issues with the computer and reformatted the entire drive, reloaded MAC OS and then Windows 7.

The partition size for Windows 7 was 200 GB while the drive itself is 1TB.

After setting up the partition and loading Windows 7 Home, on step 4 of the “Boot Camp Installation & Setup Guide”, where I’m to install the Boot Camp Drivers for Windows, I got the following warning screen:

Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer model.

I tried this three times with the same result. I then “reset” the hard drive using Boot Camp Assistant for only 1 partition, eliminating the Windows 7.

It’s important to note that when I first loaded the Windows 7, about a year ago, I had no such problem. Also, all of the software are originals.

Any ideas of what’s happening and how I can load Windows on the iMac without this error? In advance, thanks!
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"Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer model" - Solution

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If it is the September 2006 model, it may well be like the 2006 Mac Pro which was 64bit architecture with 32bit firmware which prevents Mountain Lion and later being installed.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Got it. The pictures will a little different, but it all works ok. Thanks!!
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