Windows 7 on a 27” i7 iMac – No luck!

Well that didn’t work did it….

I have installed Windows 7 on the iMac using Parallels, however I did want to use it on Boot Camp. In the main because I can.

Problem number one was that currently there is no support in Apple’s Boot Camp for Windows 7.

I hoped that it wasn’t going to be an issue.

So off I went.

Apple’s Boot Camp Assistant is very nice piece of software and the ease by which I can create a partition for Windows is so quick and easy and has virtually no impact on my OS X partition (apart from reducing its size).

Then slot in the Windows 7 installation disk and off we go.

Remembering the format the Boot Camp partition, the Windows 7 install process starts to do its stuff. However after installing the files the whole process hung on a black screen. Hmm this doesn’t look right.

Reboot and try again…

Hmmm same problem.

Well back into OS X, delete the partition and try again. Nope same problem.

Quick Google search.


This blog entry states that the problem is with the display drivers.

So once more a fresh install and then into the DOS prompt to delete the “faulty” display driver.

However this did not work for me.

I tried again and still no luck.


Update: I did manage to get it working in the end….

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