Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2013 10:10 PM (in response to ILaux)
I have an iMac (24-inch, Early 2008) — iMac8,1 and I have exactly the same issue. Now, I'm running Mavericks, unfortunately.
On the one hand, from http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3986, I see:
"Do all Intel-based Macs support Windows 7?
All Intel-based Macs support Windows 7 using Boot Camp 3.1 or later 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)"
So, I should be good.
However, from http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5634, my iMac is not supported in Boot Camp requirements, which would have been nice to know before I purchased a copy of Windows 7. I cannot get the Windows drivers to download from Boot Camp, and when I download them manually, whether version 4 or 5, I get the "Bootcamp x64 is unsupported on this computer model" message, which makes the HT3986 information unhelpful. I even tried a Snow Leopard CD while in Windows, and it gave me the same message. I tried one of the 3.x Bootcamp files, and still no good.
The funny thing is, I ran Bootcamp to create the partition for Windows 7, and it even popped up a message stating that Windows 7 was the latest Windows I could install on that machine, and the installation went fine. However, I am missing who knows what drivers, etc, because Apple won't provide the Windows support software for a machine that evidently can run the software. The graphics drivers appear to be fine, as the aspect ratio corrected itself, something that didn't happen on my MBP without having the Windows Bootcamp software. I also have wi-fi, which is better than some experience.
I even cannot get the little Boot Camp Windows icon/software that should be accessible in the system tray, so I can set preferred system to boot in, tell it to boot into OS X, etc. So, for that, I would have to rely on rebooting while holding down the ALT key, and my non-Apple keyboard for some reason won't do that (but that's another subject).
I guess there is nothing to do other than just do everything manually, piece by piece, unless someone has a solution that is eluding me.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2013 11:08 PM (in response to ILaux)
You are right about using a Snow Leopard DVD.
This worked like a charm, but only since I had the disc.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2014 4:51 PM (in response to ILaux)
I am also having this issue. I am running Mavericks on a mid-late 2009 MacBook. After installing windows I inserted my original mac install disk and clicked "set-up." It asked if I wanted to install bootcamp on this computer and when I clicked "yes" it gave me the same message - "bootcamp x64 is unsupported on this computer model."
Has anyone been able to resolve this issue?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2014 7:58 PM (in response to trmacbook)
Are you trying to install the 64-bit or 32-bit version of Windows?
From the above article it appears that a mid-2009 MacBook will only support 32-bit Windows via BootCamp. The late-2009 model will do both 64-bit and 32-bit, however.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2014 8:23 PM (in response to trmacbook)
Also, note the link in Literatus's post for a workaround.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2014 11:41 PM (in response to ILaux)
See if anything in this thread is of use as the user was installing Win8 on an older MBP and found work arounds for Bootcamp & Drivers etc
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2014 6:00 AM (in response to ILaux)
I had the same problem too with my Unibody Macbook late 2008 model with Windows 7 64bit.
I tried troubleshooting compatibility and all that and it still wont run.
The way i got around it was:
1) Copy the BootCamp data onto my desktop
2) to basically disable UAC (User Account Control) setting in control panel to "never notify" and make sure you are in administrator account, then restart windows.
3) I then navigate BootCamp\Drivers\Apple\BootCamp.msi -> and run the installer. Voila! everything installs.
BTW, I used Boot Camp 4 downloaded from Apple website. Not sure if it works running BootCamp from pendrive.
Hope that helps