View Full Version : XP64 and bootcamp

01-02-2008, 02:08 PM
Just got some new 8 core macs and am trying to install xp64 on them. Everything seems to work except the driver for the ethernet card.

Does anyone know which driver I need and where to find it?

01-02-2008, 02:32 PM
I assume since you've just bought the 8 cores that they came with Leopard.

Last time I checked Apple's site the Leopard version of Boot Camp only supports 32 bit Windows so drivers are iffy at best.

You might have better luck finding a pci-e add-in enet card and using it's or Windows drivers.


01-02-2008, 02:34 PM
Officially, yes it only supports 32bit. However we have successfully been runninng XP64 on our other mac pros so it can be done. Its just a matter of drivers. Apple makes it near impossible to find out which brand and model of ethernet card they have in their machines. grrrrr.

01-02-2008, 03:40 PM
hi, this one worked fine here (8 core, too):

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/detail_desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProductID=581&DwnldID=8719&strOSs=109&OSFullName=Windows*%20XP%20Professional%20x64%20Ed ition&lang=eng

cheers and good luck!


ps... aaargh: post number 1000 - gonna watch the 'postometer', in future ;)

01-02-2008, 03:47 PM

this thread on macrumors was really useful: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=231901


01-02-2008, 03:50 PM
Awesome thanks. I'll give it a try.

I'm almost at 2,000

01-02-2008, 04:13 PM
It worked. Thanks man.

01-02-2008, 04:14 PM
glad i could help! 2000 will not be a problem for you, sure :D

a last tip: if you format in NTFS, tiger or leopard can read, but not write data. i found this small driver here


which makes any NTFS partition perfectly writable for OSX.

now, only macdrive needs to be ported to 64 bit, and it would be a perfect mac-win world ;)


01-02-2008, 04:17 PM
I formatted fat32. These are render nodes so all I needed was a little partition that would hold windows and a few software packages on it.

A perfect mac/win world, if thats doable then perhaps world peace is not so far fetched.