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  1. #1

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    Oct 27, 2013
    iMac freezing when loading Win 7 32b
    Hello all,
    I have used boot camp to dual boot my a1207 imac's with windows 7 32b. All have 2gb ram and they all go through the installation process just fine. Intermittently, the machines will freeze after the password screen while the startup sound is playing. They all boot into OS X just fine, and when they do boot in windows, they run flawlessly and have no issues. any thoughts?

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    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Those are very old iMacs. Have you checked on the condition of their hard drives from Disk Utility? Also, I'm surprised that you're able to run Windows 7 on them. Generally, Windows 7 likes a lot of disk space and memory.

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    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2013
    I have run windows 7 on computers with much lower specs than these. With chrome open, it is only using 748mb of memory which leads me to believe that the specs are fine. I guess I could try and install xp and see how that goes but I wish I could figure out why it freezes only sometimes. Also, boots fine in safe mode every time, perhaps an issue with the boot sequence or the drivers?

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    Good luck. As chscag points out, this is a 2006 model iMac so XP may be the better choice.
    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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