8443 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 21, 2008 3:12 PM by Greatbam
A conundrum I guess:
Macs that officially support Vista 64-bit
seems odd that the latest Penryn iMacs aren't listed and you need 64-bit setup to use BC 2.1 update, too. I never had the error message you got, in dozens of installs of x64 "not compatible" it would install but with errors on HAL and others. However, this should get you up and running: Guide to Installing Vista
As I understand, the Vista x64 installation is only available on MacBook Pros... but luckily there is a simple workaround, since I successfully installed BootCamp on my MacBook and installed BootCamp 2.1 update.
After installation of Windows Vista x64 (mine was with integrated SP1) do the following:
1. Go to Control Panel, make sure it's Control Panel Home, not the Classic.
2. Type UAC in the Search bar.
3. Click on the "Turn user account control (UAC) on or off".
4. Uncheck the "Use UAC..." and restart the computer.
5. Now, go to the Leopard install disc to: "D:\Boot Camp\Drivers\Apple" ('D' being you DVD drive) and click on BootCamp64 (remember that you have to be an administrator). It should install without a problem. Restart.
6. Download the BootCamp 2.1 update for Vista x64 and run it. Choose Reinstall/Update. Restart at the end.
There it is! It should work like this, at least it worked for me. The only problem for the MacBook is that the BootCamp64 doesn't include x64 drivers for the Intel X3100, but you can easily download and install these from: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProductID=2800&DwnldID=16 779&strOSs=162&OSFullName=Windows%20Vista*%20Ultimate,%2064-bit%20version&lang=e ng
I hope this helps!
Apple has for some unfathomable reason to me supported a MacBook 2008, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, but not the 2008 Penryn iMacs.
You need 64-bit 2.0x drivers from a Mac Pro 2008 or MacBook to get up and running with Ultimate 64.
See this thread Windows 64-bit Unsupported?