64 bit windows 7 on white iMAC

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  1. mo

    mo Geek Trainee

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    I have a 24inch white intel iMAC, can i install 64 bit windows 7?
    I know boot camp docs mentions that i cant install 64bit on it, it has to be 2009 and above. What exactly is the limitation, graphics card?
    Would it be worth trying?
    thanks
    -Modi
     
  2. HardwareHunter

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    The drivers may not be compatible with the 64bit. You can try but make sure you have a good amount of RAM before you do this.
     
  3. mo

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    thnx for the reply. I have 4gigs of ram. Just want to make sure that i dont brick my system by trying this.
     
  4. HardwareHunter

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    You are good to go with a 4gig. Like I said, I am not pretty sure if your the OS installed supports 64bit drivers. You may also find this link helpful.
     
  5. tking0036

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    Installing a different Operating system will never brick your system. The only way you can really brick your system is by tampering with the bios, or in the case of apple, the efi firmware
     
  6. Ghostman 1

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    I can see a train wreck here, But it would nice if it worked..Give it a shot... but I think nothing is going to match up.. there will be allot of clashing..
    lets us know on how you made out.. good luck..
     
  7. tking0036

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    Yes. Only if it is one with an intel CPU
     

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