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    iMac and Windows 7 64-bit

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    Unhappy iMac and Windows 7 64-bit
    I am new to Macs. I purchased an iMac under the impression it was a 64-bit system, hardware and software, and that I could install Windows 7 64-bit using bootcamp. After purchasing I find I am unable to - my local Apple store tells me it is not possible at this time but that Apple is working on software modifications to accomodate a 64-bit operating system. Does anyone know if Apple actually is working on the above modifications and if so when will they be released?

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    iMac and Windows 7 64-bit

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    Bootcamp already supports 64 bit OS. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit on my MacBook Pro.

    I am new to Mac as well, but the only thing I could think of is possibly your Mac doesn't have a 64 Bit CPU... I find that hard to believe, though. What are the specs of your model?

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    iMac and Windows 7 64-bit

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    Thanks for your suggestions
    I will update and read the information in the suggested websites.

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    iMac and Windows 7 64-bit
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    My 2008 vintage MBP runs 64-bit Windows 7 just fine. Can you give us some more specific details on what drivers you're missing?
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    iMac and Windows 7 64-bit

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    I have a a 27" iMac and it running 64 Bit Windows 7 just fine. Follow this link to install it.

    Boot Camp: iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) displays a black screen during installation of Windows 7 using Boot Camp

    It resolved the issues that I had during installation.

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    iMac and Windows 7 64-bit

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    Unhappy Unable to update Boot Camp
    Quote Originally Posted by driscoll.mj View Post
    I will update and read the information in the suggested websites.
    System has Boot Camp 3.0.1, when I click on Apple - Software Update, it reports, after checking for new software, "software update does not have any new software for your computer at this time". Yet Boot Camp 3.0.1 remains. Is there anyway to force it to update to Boot Camp 3.1 ? I have a recent iMac 21.5" with Snow Leopard OS 10.6.3. Any help would be appreciated.:

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    iMac and Windows 7 64-bit
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    iMac and Windows 7 64-bit

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    Thanks. I downloaded it but when double click it opens as a text document. I am new to Macs and must be missing a simple step. ??

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    iMac and Windows 7 64-bit

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    I downloaded Boot Camp 3.1 64-bit.exe. When double clicked it opened as a text document. I am new to Macs and must have missed a simple step to make it function. Any suggestions?? Thanks

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    iMac and Windows 7 64-bit
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    It's a Windows executable and needs to be downloaded and run within Windows.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    iMac and Windows 7 64-bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    It's a Windows executable and needs to be downloaded and run within Windows.
    Thanks. I am missing something. I need to run Boot Camp to partition my drive and format the partition in NTFS format in order to install my Windows 7 64-bit operating system. The Boot Camp on my iMac is version 3.0.1 which only allows me to partition and format as a FAT32. How can I open the Boot Camp 3.1 that I downloaded in Windows if I don't have Windows installed on my computer?

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    iMac and Windows 7 64-bit
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    Quote Originally Posted by driscoll.mj View Post
    Thanks. I am missing something. I need to run Boot Camp to partition my drive and format the partition in NTFS format in order to install my Windows 7 64-bit operating system. The Boot Camp on my iMac is version 3.0.1 which only allows me to partition and format as a FAT32. How can I open the Boot Camp 3.1 that I downloaded in Windows if I don't have Windows installed on my computer?
    Boot Camp is not a program that runs Windows for you. It's 2 components - a partition utility and a driver package. Use the Boot Camp Assistant to partition your drive. Don't worry about the format of the drive for now. Then, install Windows. Once you're finished, install the Boot Camp drivers from your OS X disc. Then, just run the Apple Software Update (within Windows) and it will bring the driver versions up to speed. You don't need the file you just downloaded unless you've got an existing installation of Windows and don't want to use the Apple Software Update tool in Windows (for whatever reason).

    Also, you can either format the partition as NTFS from within Windows setup, or you can open a command prompt at anytime from within Windows and type:

    convert c: /fs:NTFS

    It just takes a minute or two.

    Another tip: You'll be prompted to print out the Boot Camp documentation when you first run the Boot Camp Assistant. DO IT. Read it and then continue. It will save you hours of time.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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