6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2013 6:42 AM by jpcanavera
jpcanavera Level 1 Level 1

Even though it isn't supported I am running an early 2009 iMac with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.  Took a lot of help from others and tips at other sites to get past Bootcamp 5's roadblock that wouldn't allow me to load the 64 bit version of Win 7 Pro.  Bottom line it has been working fine and all is well.  Since this is my first experience with Bootcamp and running Windows on a Mac, I've now wondered what will happen if I decide to upgrade with Mavericks?  I'm not planning on any changes to the partition sizes for Bootcamp, so I'm curious as to whether I'm going to be stepping into unchartered territory.  I'm sure others have made this step going from an older release of OSX, but since I'm running something that Apple says isn't supported, I'm assumming that they could make changes in what will probably become Bootcamp 6 and all **** will break loose.


FYI, I'm just running Win 7 for gaming purposes since my old Dell is on death's door.  I brought over my Sims2, Railroad Tycoon, and just bought the new Sim City, all of which are running just fine.



iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8), Win 7 Pro 64 bit
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    OS X Mavericks


    You will find all the public information about OS X Mavericks here: Apple Releases Developer Preview of OS X Mavericks with 200+ New Features.


    We are all users, too, so we don't know anything more about Mavericks than you.


    For more information on the features of iOS 7 see: Apple - OS X Mavericks.

  • Rudegar Level 7 Level 7

    I installed windows and later on updated from lion to mtn lion it didn't change anythign in terms of my windows partition

  • jpcanavera Level 1 Level 1

    I guess the question was aimed to the fact that since Bootcamp stopped me from trying to load Win7 64 bit version and I had to work around this forced limitation, my concern was whether there might be additional changes that might negatively affect my ability to boot Win 7, or an inability to load new drivers for Win 7 that may be part of Mavericks.


    Probably the best course of action might be to stand aside when Mavericks comes out and see if others who are running the 64 bit version of Win7 against Apple's stance on our particular Macs, show any ill effects.



  • Allan Eckert Level 9 Level 9

    Excellent plan.



  • ryguyt Level 1 Level 1

    I installed Mavericks, and now Boot Camp doesn't work. I don't know if I will ever get the data back. Mavericks screwed things up at a very low level. Stay away!!!! (Or at the least: backup Windows, Install Mavericks, Reinstall Boot Camp, Restore Windows from Backup)

  • jpcanavera Level 1 Level 1

    Just as an update, I did upgrade to Mavericks and have found no problems with Boot Camp.  I'm not sure with ryguyt why there is problems, my version of Win 7 Pro continues to boot up and operate just fine.  I didn't change any of the Win 7/Mac drivers which may be the reason why things went well.  Again note that I'm running the 64 bit version and didn't install the Mavericks version of Bootcamp which all may be factors in my specific situation.