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HT3986: Boot Camp: Installing Windows 7 Frequently Asked Questions

Learn about Boot Camp: Installing Windows 7 Frequently Asked Questions

HT3986 I want to install Vista on my early 2009 iMac, cannot do it running Mountain Lion.

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According to Apple, these are the computer models that can only install Widows 7; I am running an early 2009 iMac. Apple sent the following article to me; my computer is not listed, but when I attempt to use BootCamp to install Windows Vista, I am only give the choice of installing Windows 7 driver, and installing Windows 7. I tried installing Viata, but my serial number was rejected. This is a factory purchased disk, and was installed on my iMac before I installed Lion and then Mountain Lion. Anyone else had the problem? Here is the article sent to me by Apple support. I have the correct firmware installed.


Boot Camp: Some computers require Microsoft Windows 7


A  32-bit or 64-bit (full version) of Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, or Windows 7 Ultimate are the only versions of Windows supported on the MacBook Air (Late 2010) and later, MacBook Pro (Early 2011) and later, iMac (Mid 2011), and Mac mini (Mid 2011) computers.




iMac (20-inch Early 2009), OS X Mountain Lion, connected through airport extreme


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