"Teeravee" <Teeravee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote ...
> So if BootCamp does not support x64 environment, it cannot run Windows
I'm not sure of the current status of 64 bit Bootcamp. You'd need to ask in
a Bootcamp related forum, such as:
This is just the same as any other hardware. Microsoft is a software
company, not a PC manufacturer. Ever since Windows 1.0, they have relied on
hardware vendors to write Windows device drivers for their specific
hardware. If a computer manufacturer makes all the necessary drivers,
Windows will run great on their hardware. If the manufacturer does not
supply all the necessary drivers, the user will be limited to what they can
achieve using "generic" hardware drivers.
The big problem with 64 bit Windows on a Mac is not "will it install?". The
important question is "How would it run, once it is installed?" Without
Bootcamp you have no Apple drivers. If you have no Windows drivers from the
hardware manufacturer (Apple) you'll find that your experience is pretty
basic. Having just paid $5,000 (or whatever) for a new Mac, this will be
disappointing. You would get a better experience running Vista on a Dell, HP
or Acer machine costing $1,000, which all have great device driver support!
With Bootcamp, you get all the necessary drivers for a great experience
running Vista on Mac hardware (but maybe only 32 bit, so far).
I'm sure Apple will release a 64 bit version of Bootcamp eventually, if it
isn't available today.
So, what is your scenario? Do you already have a Macintosh EFI machine? And
you need to install 64 bit Windows Vista onto it?
If so, a workaround might be to use the new VMWare Fusion for Macintosh (see
). This allows you to run Windows in a
Virtual Machine, on Mac OS X. Fusion can create 64 bit virtual machines.
That way you get Mac OS X and Vista side-by-side! Sweet.
Apple was courageous in being an early adopter of EFI. Unfortunately, this
carried all the hazards of being an early adopter; including technological
dead-ends. EFI 1.0 and 1.1 are more or less, dead. The future lies in UEFI -
. Apple is member of the UEFI consortium. Vista
will support UEFI once hardware starts shipping; see
Hope it helps,