Do all Intel-based Macs support Windows 7?
All Intel-based Macs support Windows 7 using Boot Camp 3.1 except these:
iMac (17-inch, Early 2006)
iMac (17-inch, Late 2006)
iMac (20-inch, Early 2006)
iMac (20-inch, Late 2006)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2006)
MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2006)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2006)
MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2006)
Mac Pro (Mid 2006, Intel Xeon Dual-core 2.66GHz or 3GHz)
Is this still true and if so is my machine "mid 2006"???? it was manufactured oct 2006?
I looked up the document you refered to at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3986. It is in conflict with the Installation manual which I copy below. I would suggest to go over to the Mac Pro community and try to get some clarification.
For Mac OS X v10.6 systems
- An Intel-based Mac.
- A Mac OS X v10.6 installation disc. This can be either a purchased copy of a Mac OS X v10.6 disc, or a Mac OS X Install Disc 1 from a Mac that had Mac OS X v10.6 preinstalled.
- Boot Camp Update 3.1 or later (download this from Apple Downloads).
- A USB keyboard and mouse, or a built-in keyboard and trackpad.
Important: You should use the keyboard and mouse that shipped with your Mac, or a built-in trackpad.
- At least 16 GB of free space on the disk onto which you’re installing for 32-bit, or 20 GB for 64-bit (for Microsoft Windows and Windows-based applications).
- Boot Camp Assistant, which is installed in /Applications/Utilities/.
You will also need one of the following Microsoft Windows discs:
- An authentic, 32-bit Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate disc.
- With some Macs you can use an authentic, 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate disc.