An additional step for people who are upgrading is to download and use Apple's "Boot Camp Utility for Windows 7 Upgrade," which prevents the Mac partition from being accessed during the Windows upgrade process and causing an error code "0x80070005" from occurring, as described in this Apple knowledgebase document: Keeping your current installation?If you are keeping your current installation of Windows, you do not need to install any updates from Apple to keep your current installation running as it is.According to the chief financial officer of Windows -- what, your company doesn't have a product-level CFO?-- Microsoft has laid out the welcome mat for i Tunes for Windows 8, but Apple has yet to come a knocking. I was asked recently on Twitter why the Mac App Store wasn't bundled into the desktop i Tunes app the way the i OS App Store is, and so many other things are.Apple supports running Windows 7 on all Intel-Mac models, except for the following ones, so if you have an early Intel-Mac model, you may be out of luck for official support; however, you might still be able to get Windows running in an unsupported manner (though you do this at your own risk): If you are interested in running the 64-bit version of Windows 7, Apple only supports this on computers released in 2008 and later.For the full and specific list of models supported, read the following Apple Knowledgebase article: Apply all system updates before installing Windows 7 Apple has released a number of support updates for running Windows 7 in Boot Camp, in addition to Boot Camp itself, which include firmware and driver updates for several Macs, and utilities for the Windows install process.
While a number of people have been successfully running Windows 7 on their Boot Camp partitions since the first public beta releases were available, many have been waiting for official support from Apple before installing it.
I am trying to install i Tunes on a friends laptop and i'm having problems.
Every time I install it I get an error when its gets to the publishing stage of the installation. I followed apple supports instructions on trying to completely remove all previous traces of apple software and deleted the temp file.
This means that you can only upgrade to a 32-bit version of Windows 7 if you have a 32-bit version of Windows Vista installed, and likewise for the 64-bit version.
Many people may have 32-bit versions of Windows Vista installed, and may opt to go directly to the 64-bit version of Windows 7 given the trend in 64-bit software becoming more available.