6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2012 8:10 AM by Arash Armand
Faique Tahir Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

I just purchased a custom made Apple IMac 27inch with 3.4GHz i7 QuadCore (ThunderBolt) with graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1GB GDDR5

 

I need some applications made by my company to work on windows platform and for some reason they are currently not supported on windows vista nor 7.

 

I have installed windows xp professional 32bit on my imac for those application but when i installed xp it said bootcamp (used cd which came with imac) is only supported with windows 7.

 

I browsed the cd manually and was able to install the following drivers in windows xp sucessfully:-

 

FaceTime webcam (got installed from cd which came with my imac 27 inch)

Bluetooth (got installed from cd which came with my imac 27 inch)

Wireless Keyboard (got installed from cd of friends core 2 duo imac 21 inch)

Wireless Mouse (got installed from cd of friends core 2 duo imac 21 inch)

Brightness Controller (got installed from cd of friends core 2 duo imac 21 inch)

USB Ports (got installed from cd which came with my imac 27 inch)

 

FOLLOWING FAILED:-

Audio Device

Ethernet Controller

Network Controller (Wifi i suppose)

Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

 

I know apple wont want to provide me xp drivers if they say to install windows 7 but can someone help me in providing me only drivers which can be compatible with my system since i dont want to use windows 7 due to compatibility issues with my organisations softwares.

 

Thanks.


iMac, Windows XP Pro
  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 (13,564 points)

    There are no XP or Vista drivers for the new Apple computer hardware. Apple stopped XP and Vista support. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4410

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,992 points)

    Install Win 7, Bob is correct when he said "

    There are no XP or Vista drivers for the new Apple computer hardware. Apple stopped XP and Vista support"

  • The hatter Level 9 (60,930 points)

    On a PC Windows 7 provides XP Mode.

     

    Windows Vista SP1 support ended.

     

    XP can be run in any form of VM though of course that is not native it should run fine on i7 3.4GHz unless you are gaming or doing 3D.

     

    Apple hardware and OS more tightly tied together. You won't be able to run new graphic cards in 2 yr old Apple workstations as there are no discreet OS X drivers made, and the same philosophy here, to not develop Windows drivers for Sandy Bridge/TB 2011 Macs except for current Windows OS. And XP support from Microsoft, is it really supported anyway?? been around for a decade, would be like trying to support OS 9 or 10.3 and before.

     

    Also, SSD support in XP is lacking and Apple is including SSDs in Macs.

  • mailjeh Level 1 (0 points)

    I have managed to get Windows XP running pretty well on my 27" 2.7GHz i5 iMac but it was far from easy. The Graphics Card Driver tab says Version 8.902.0.0 and it says AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series - not quite the 6770M but I am still looking. It works at full resolution and F1 2011 looks much better than my old Core2Duo iMac so I assume the drivers are working okay. A lot of the Bootcamp Windows 7 drivers will install and I only have two devices left with yellow exclamation marks. The Network controller which, as you say is likely the Apple Airport and an "Unknown device" which is under Sound Video and game controllers. Unfortunately this means I have no Sound and I can't work out which manufacturer would provide drivers for that. Does anybody know what I might use?

     

    The Audio Devices Properties only shows the default device as "ATI HD Audio rear output" what on earth is that?

  • mailjeh Level 1 (0 points)

    For Audio use the Cirrus CDB4206 (like AB 78/79/09/81/17)

  • Arash Armand Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi I ran Win 7 with all drivers which can be downloaded through bootcamp and it works fine. I have win XP pervice Pack 3 on my customized Imac. I have just only problem in running audio and I could manage to run most of the drivers very well.

     

    who knows what is the sound card in Imac. it is hard to recognise.

     

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