Apple also mentions the versions of Windows 7 you will need if you want to install a 64bit OS:“Computers with Mac OS X v10.6 or later work with 32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, or Windows 7 Ultimate.
The only 64-bit version of Windows supported on these computers is 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, or Windows 7 Ultimate.” Go to the Boot Camp Assistant and start the installation process.
Despite the fact that Macs are dominant in the graphic design and creative fields, Windows PCs still dominate most enterprises and Microsoft has its Office suite locked down for professional users.
This is why if you or your company happen to use Macs, it is a good idea to install Windows 7 on them. It may be surprising coming from a Microsoft rival, but Apple will let you install a separate partition on your Mac with Windows 7 and Mac OS X/OS X Lion.
If you are a Snow Leopard user and have been following standard software updates from the Apple menu, you should be at 10.6.8.
After you installed the Windows compatibility driver software, go ahead and create a Windows partition.
You will be asked if you want to create a Windows partition first. A Windows partition will allow you to choose how much of your hard drive space you want to devote to Windows vs. You can choose to make it 50% for each instance, thus dividing the partitions.
Updates to drivers will allow your Apple peripherals like keyboards, mice and cameras to work on the Windows partition.
Alternatively, you can insert your Mac installation disc to download these drivers (this may depend on if your Mac came with Lion or Snow Leopard and the type of Mac you have).