Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer model – FixIt
Recently I was setting up Boot Camp on my old white Macbook. I decided to use a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit.
The install went fine and as Apple suggested, I copied over the windows support files. Awesome. I opened the folder and selected the setup file, and was immediately given the message:
“Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer model”
This had to be a mistake. This model clearly supports 64-Bit. It’s a core 2 duo processor… and I already installed the operating system.
So I did a little digging, and ended up in “Drivers\Apple” looking at a file called BootCamp64.msi. I double clicked it, and was prompted that I needed elevated permissions to continue, and should run setup.exe. This is great advice had I not already tried that. I did find a solution to this problem.
1. Copy the “WindowsSupport” folder directly to the “c:\” drive.
2. Select Start and in the Run box type “cmd” on the “cmd.exe” icon that show up, right click and select “Run as Administrator”
3. In the run box type “cd C:\WindowsSupport\Drivers\Apple” and hit enter.
4. Type “BootCamp64.msi”
From here the installer will launch, and you MAC will now support 64-Bit drivers.
Follow the prompts and reboot as necessary.
Run command prompt as administrator. Browse to /Drivers/Apple folder. Run BootCamp.msi