Sunday, December 20, 2009

Boot Camp x64 is Unsupported on this Computer Model

Apple says that only certain models of Mac are x64 compatible when using Bootcamp 3.0 that comes with Snow Leopard and possibly Leopard.  Imagine my surprise when my 17" MacBook Pro wasn't one of them.  I'd hoped their flagship portable would be on the list.  I got the somewhat curt error message "Boot Camp x64 is Unsupported on this Computer Model" and the Bootcamp installer refused to continue.  The solution turned out to be simple.  I located the bootcamp64.msi file on the Snow Leopard disc and ran it in Vista compatibility mode.  Everything installed just fine.  So there, Apple!


  1. Thanks--this helped me get 64-bit Windows 7 onto my older MacBook Pro as well!

  2. seems to work with my 15" macbookpro from mid 2010 too...

  3. I'm glad it worked out for you guys!