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Why won't Bootcamp 3.1 install over 3.0.1 (313)?

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Good Day, Experts -

I am running Windows 7 64bit over Bootcamp 3.0.1. When I attempt to update to Bootcamp 3.1 from my Snow Leopard disc, I'm told 64 bit isn't supported on my iMac model. I have confirmed I am running 64 bit. When I try to update from the 3.1 download from Apple, I'm told that I must first upgrade to 3.0. I have confirmed I am running 3.0.1.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Tom
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by:bpinning
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How old is your mac?
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I got it in April 2009
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Make sure that you run all software updates a few times on your mac, then importantly backup your data. Then try running bootcamp again to partition your drive, then try installing windows. Is it an OEM copy of windows 7 or a bundled disk with another machine? Only OEM copies will install.
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by:HubertFarnsworth
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I purchased Windows 7 directly from Microsoft, downloaded it, burned the ISO to DVD as a boot disc, partitioned via bootcamp and, when prompted, allowed Windows to install from the DVD. During this process, per the instructions from Apple, I formatted the BOOTCAMP partition so 64 bit would run.

Windows 7 works beautifully except for the sound, which is why I wanted to upgrade so I could get the drivers installed / working. If I could just get the sound drivers going, I'd be happy stopping there.
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