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10.6: A workaround for a Boot Camp x64 installation issue Install
Snow Leopard only hintToday I installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 via Boot Camp on my 2007 MacBook Pro 2.4GHz machine. I was stumped when I couldnít install the Boot Camp drivers from the 10.6 DVD in Windows.

I tried several different approaches, but every single try ended with the message Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer model when launching the Boot Camp setup app. I could also not install the 3.1 update. The only visual indication was Nvidia drivers installing, and afterwards, it would simply quit while all the time there was no reference that I was actually about to install Boot Camp.

Knowing that I didnít do anything wrong, I didnít want to give up and finally found a solution. Here's a step by step guide:
  1. Boot into Windows 7 and insert your 10.6 DVD
  2. Right-click on Start » Programs » Accessories » Command Prompt
  3. Select Run as Administrator
  4. Type cd /d D:, then press Enter
  5. Type cd Boot CampDriversApple, then press Enter
  6. Type BootCamp64.msi, then press Enter
The regular Boot Camp installation window should come up and install just fine. Afterwards I was able to update to 3.1 (the version on the 10.6 DVD is 3.0) without problems. I used the Apple-supplied standalone download of the 3.1 update, but it should also work using Apple Software Update from the Start Menu.

I hope this is of help to others -- I read that some of the newer iMac models also aren't (yet) supported by Boot Camp, so maybe this solution works there, too.
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10.6: A workaround for a Boot Camp x64 installation issue
Authored by: poenn on Mar 17, '10 07:43:13AM

Hi, Iím the author of the hint. Somebody (Rob?) killed the path at step 5. Itís supposed to read

cd Boot Camp\Drivers\Apple



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10.6: A workaround for a Boot Camp x64 installation issue
Authored by: Sven G on Mar 17, '10 09:20:14AM

Very good hint: tried it successfully some time ago.

There are some typos, however; it should probably be:

D:

cd "Boot Camp\Drivers\Apple"

msiexec /i BootCamp64.msi

Here is another way to do the same thing, even easier:

http://www.techulous.com/hardware/how-to-apple-boot-camp-64-bit-for-windows-7-on-unsupported-macs.html

... which involves Windows 7's built-in compatibility troubleshooting.



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10.6: A workaround for a Boot Camp x64 installation issue
Authored by: poenn on Mar 17, '10 02:21:49PM

I am the author, but my comment, in which I informed of the wrong path, didnít get posted yet. It was correct when I submitted the hint.



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10.6: A workaround for a Boot Camp x64 installation issue
Authored by: Typhoon14 on Mar 18, '10 12:53:11AM

You can actually do the same thing without using the command line. Simply go to the directory on the DVD with the Bootcamp64.msi file. Right-click on this file and select "troubleshoot compatibility". Run through the wizard, have it apply its recommended settings, then run the file. The drivers should install just fine now.



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10.6: A workaround for a Boot Camp x64 installation issue
Authored by: HarveyWheaton on Aug 21, '12 02:16:56PM

Brilliant. Been struggling with this for days - once I saw the comments about the \ in the path, worked like a dream. Thanks so much for posting this!



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