5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2015 5:48 AM by Jarkaos
brauliom Level 1 (0 points)

Dear all,


I just install windows 7 x64 in my iMac 20" early 2009. But I have a problem with the installation of the drivers of bootcamp in windows 7.


iMac 20" early 2009

Processor 2,66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9400 256 MB

Software OS X 10.8.4 (12E55)


I already tried:


Mac OS X v10.6: equipos Mac que utilizan el kernel de 64 bits



OS X: Cómo iniciar el equipo con el kernel de 32 bits o de 64 bits




Boot Camp: System requirements for Microsoft Windows operating systems



I check this also and try with this bootcamp


Mac model

Windows 8, 64-bit

Windows 7, 64-bit

Windows 7, 32-bit

Windows Vista, 64-bit

Windows Vista, 32-bit

Windows XP, 32-bit

iMac (20-inch, Early 2009)









But I can't find a solution. Any suggestion?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), Bootcamp Windows7 x64 unsupported
  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 (13,494 points)

    There is no "solution". The system requirements table clearly shows that 64 bit Windows 7 is not supported on your computer.

  • The hatter Level 9 (60,930 points)

    If you can grab Boot Camp 3.0 thru 3.x you should be able to get the drivers you need.


    Apple took more agressive steps to really lock out and lock down drivers from being used and installed on systems that did not fall under the guide of 'supported'.


    So if you have 10.6 DVD that does have Boot Camp 3.0 on it and you would need to update to 3.2, which use to be posted for manual download (so could do so even from Windows) if not thru the Apple Software Update utility in Windows.


    If you can find a more "no we won't allow you to" I have never seen it.


    And Google as best you can.

  • brauliom Level 1 (0 points)

    Finally I decide to install windows 7 32bits. But now I have a new problem with the bootcamp.


    When I try use alt option to run windows 7 I get a black screen blinking cursor.


    If I go to MacOS and check boot option but I only see the MacOS partition...


    I have a SSD with two partition one for the MacOS and another for windows7


    Any idea?

  • Billy1999 Level 1 (0 points)

    brauliom, did you format the partition during the windows install? If it's not formatted by the DVD during the install it will not boot, and won't show up as a bootable option from within >System Preferences > Startup Disk...


    Hope this helps, although looking how old the thread is you've probably sorted it by now...



  • Jarkaos Level 1 (5 points)

    Well, I don't know if you still having troubles with the bootcamp drivers installation but I have found the solution in this post: http://michael.anastasiou.me/boot-camp-x64-is-unsupported-on-this-computer-model / I hope that it is still useful for you or for anyone who wants install Windows 7 64 on mac by using bootcamp!!