Any 10.4.10 horror stories on Bootcamp yet?

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  1. 23skidoo macrumors newbie

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    When 10.4.9 came out a few months back I dutifully installed it and then panicked as my Bootcamp installation was corrupted giving me blue screens of death on Windows and generally no longer working. My only recourse was to delete the partition and recreate it and reinstall XP (thankfully all vital files were backed up).

    I just got my first notification about installing 10.4.10, but having been stung before I'm not touching the thing until I find out more about the update. I'm already hearing some troubling grumbles that it's messing up some USB connections used under XP.

    So before I take the plunge and risk losing access to XP content I need for work (not to mention an RPG in progress), what's the scoop? Does it mess things up as badly as 10.4.9 did? My experience with that has left me so distrusting of so-called "updates" that I have refused to install the updates for QT and iTunes out of fear I'll lose functionality I had previously.

    Cheers!

    Alex
     
  2. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    10.4.10's update modifies the Mac OS X system files the same as any Apple update. It doesn't do anything that touches the Windows partition, so I highly doubt that 10.4.9 was at fault for corrupting your installation. But that's why backup software exists.
     
  3. 23skidoo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If you check the archives of the various Mac-related forums, there was plenty of discussion about how 10.4.9 was messing up Bootcamp. It's actually how I learned to check places like this before installing such an update. If it's all the same I'm still going to wait till someone who has Bootcamp has installed 4.10 and can attest that it has no effect on it. It's just too important since it's work related. (I'm in no hurry; there's nothing in 10.4.10 that is applicable to any of the stuff I do with my Mac, anyway, except possibly the USB thing.)

    Cheers

    Alex
     
  4. Krevnik macrumors 68030

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    10.4.9 and 10.4.10 have not done anything to my ability to use Windows.
     
  5. WirelessInn macrumors regular

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    Any 10.4.10 horror stories on Bootcamp yet?

    Krevnik,
    If I may ask, what do you run on your Windows side. What partition size works for you. i am new to the Mac environment, and i am certainly n ot shedding Win altogether: go work to do which only Windows programs permit!
    Flight Simulator X is my only game however: do you have any experience or feeling about FSX playing on the Win side of a Mac?
    Thanks!
    - Roger T
     
  6. Krevnik macrumors 68030

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    Never played FSX, but it should be the same as any similarly-spec'd Windows box.

    The partition size really depends on what you do. I use about 30GB, but I also have VS2005 installed along with the codebase I work with which can easily take 9GB after a build has run.
     
  7. WirelessInn macrumors regular

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    Any 10.4.10 horror stories on Bootcamp yet?

    Thanks, Krevnik.
    I have heard that figure a lot - 30gb for a Win partition, which gives you the option to format in FAT32. Also, seems that WinXP takes about 5gigs, Vista somehow more?
    - rt
     
  8. LMO macrumors member

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    Vista requires 15GB to run the installer, partly because the Vista footprint is bigger, approximately 6GB for Vista vs. 3GB for XP, but mostly because of the way the new installer works.
     
  9. WirelessInn macrumors regular

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    Any 10.4.10 horror stories on Bootcamp yet?

    Thanks LMO. I think I'll go with XP. Plays FSX well on Win machines.
    - rt
     

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