Boot Camp 3.1 for Windows 7 is here

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  1. Peace macrumors Core

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    Boot Camp 3.1 for Windows 7 is here

    Via Apple software update or their site. Drivers for the new imac also...
     
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    I'm still going to try it out on my Macbook Late 2007.
     
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    A mod stole my first post? :D

    Seems to be working fine, though I got uninstall errors for the nvidia display driver at the start then after the reboot because I've recently installed the newer 195.62 directly from nvidia. Everything fine so far...
     
  5. Peace thread starter macrumors Core

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    Both posts were merged. My post was about how to install Windows 7 on the new iMacs.

    Your post is about new drivers for AFTER you have installed Windows 7 64-bit.
     
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    My post was the title of the thread - and where did I say I use 64 bit cos I don't :D

    I'm still joking btw
     
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    Talk about pain in the ass. Do they expect you to only upgrade from Vista to 7?

    I'm only seeing newer ATI, display, and Bluetooth drivers here. I can see why they'd want to prevent the Windows 7 installer black screen but no love for a clean installation?

    This is before slipstreaming the drivers into the Windows 7 installer. Otherwise it's move along if you don't have a Late 2009 iMac.
     
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    Gonna update my Late 2008 Aluminum MacBook and hopefully it will be better.
     
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    I've just unpacked my download via winrar and there's only the nvidia and bootcamp services update inside. Unfortunately I don't have many heat issues or rubbish sound drivers since I upgraded my 15 to a 17 so someone else will have to check the fan control and audio are still below par. No ahci support either no doubt..
     
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    If by "they" you mean Microsoft, then yes.
     
  12. Peace thread starter macrumors Core

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    The enabler files are for the new iMacs only since they are the only ones with two-way mini display ports.
     
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    Does this let the magic mouse work under windows?
     
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    So say apple on their site - I can't see any drivers inside the msp file so they must be using one of the BC drivers or bootcamp.exe to do it.
     
  15. Rocketman macrumors 603

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    Apple has a notoriously short range rear view mirror, so the stated lack of "support" for 2006 models is not surprising. BUT, do they work fine anyway and this is more of a policy statement than a functional one?

    Rocketman
     
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    Microsoft only allows you to upgrade to Windows 7 from Vista.

    Everything else requires a clean install of Windows 7.
     
  17. Peace thread starter macrumors Core

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    The magic mouse is "working" during the initial clean install of Windows 7.

    This update addresses the problem people were having with the mini displayport and Windows 7 not recognizing the "outbound path" of it.

    You know ? When people tried to install Windows 7 on the new iMac 27" and 21.5".

    PLEASE read the documents.
     
  18. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    Well I've been running Windows 7 on my 17" MBP (Late 2006) for a few months now. The 32bit version runs fine. The 64bit version had a few things that weren't polished. Considering I only have 3gb ram I switched to 32bit.
     
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    As long as the drivers work regardless this is vaguely OK, but to be honest its pretty damn lame not to support the first Intel Macs when they are far above the minimum requirements for Windows 7 and are only 3-4 years old.
     
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    Unfortunately, ATI is not supporting the X1600 graphics in Windows 7, although the Vista drivers work fine. At least the Mid-2007 iMacs should have full support though.
     
  22. spacecadet610 macrumors 6502

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    i've been using windows 7 x64 with bootcamp on my mac mini for several months now without any problems.

    not sure what this update really adds.
     
  23. JBalls macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2009 unibody 15" MBP with a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate, been using it for a few months now with very few problems.

    I'd like to try Bootcamp 3.1 but am confused as to how it will affect my current Win7 install. Can i just download the 64-bit package and run it without problems? I ask because a lot of the wording around the update only mentions "updating" from XP or Vista and nothing about users already using Win7. Maybe im reading it wrong.
     
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    Seems like folks are deep linking. The main info is here:

    http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/

    The 64 bit package seems fine.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL979

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    I'm loathed to give Apple a boot camp excuse but the early core duo models won't support 7 64 bit cos they're 32 bit chips which gives them an excuse not to support the 32 bit version..
     

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