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Apple offers Boot Camp 3.1 update for Win 7 support, tool for Vista to Win 7 upgrades

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 20 Jan 2010 18:02 User comments (4)

Apple offers Boot Camp 3.1 update for Win 7 support, tool for Vista to Win 7 upgrades Apple has released Boot Camp 3.1 for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows, and recommends that all users update. The release officially adds support for Microsoft Windows 7 (Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate), addresses issues with the Apple trackpad and supports the Apple wireless keyboard and Apple Magic mouse. The infrared sensor on all Macbooks will also turn off now when it's not being used.
Apple had promised to add full support for Windows 7 through Boot Camp updated by late 2009. For those running Windows Vista, Apple has released the "Boot Camp Utility for Windows 7 Upgrade" tool to address a problem when upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7.

"Use the Boot Camp Utility for Windows 7 Upgrade Installation Utility before upgrading from Vista to Windows 7. This utility safely unmounts the read-only Macintosh volume on Microsoft Vista," An Apple support page for the tool reads.

Anybody using an iMac with NVIDIA GeForce 7300 or 7600 GT, or Mac Pro with NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT or Quadro FX 4500 to run Windows 7 via Boot Camp should also download the "Graphics Firmware Update 1.0".

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4 user comments

121.1.2010 5:04

Apple: Our operating system is perfect and flawless and far better than windows, oh, and we have boot camp for when you realize that first line was a lie.

221.1.2010 23:49

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Apple: Our operating system is perfect and flawless and far better than windows, oh, and we have boot camp for when you realize that first line was a lie.
No...more like "Oh, just in case you have to run some expensive bloatware OS for other needs, we're gonna be nice enough to give you drivers for it."

322.1.2010 2:04

This just sounds too complicated to even initialize let alone keep running.

422.1.2010 3:52

Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Apple: Our operating system is perfect and flawless and far better than windows, oh, and we have boot camp for when you realize that first line was a lie.
No...more like "Oh, just in case you have to run some expensive bloatware OS for other needs, we're gonna be nice enough to give you drivers for it."
It may be expensive bloatware (it isn't expensive when you figure hardware costs)...but there are so few things that a mac can do, you might as well be using linux.


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