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@ghostlyorb... Beware that running windows via bootcamp doesn't support graphics switching (like in Mac side) between intel and AMD graphics. Sucks big time. Less battery life and more heat. Apple should bring out updated drivers at least to allow manual switching (can't even choose intel graphics!)

So this update to bootcamp probably doesn't mean much unless it improves the graphics. Running windows on Mac is definitely not as good as running windows on a windows pc.
 

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My control button is useless in bootcamp. I hope they update this soon. It's not a deal breaker, but it's annoying at times when I'm not using my portable mouse.
 

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@ghostlyorb... Beware that running windows via bootcamp doesn't support graphics switching (like in Mac side) between intel and AMD graphics. Sucks big time. Less battery life and more heat. Apple should bring out updated drivers at least to allow manual switching (can't even choose intel graphics!)

So this update to bootcamp probably doesn't mean much unless it improves the graphics. Running windows on Mac is definitely not as good as running windows on a windows pc.

Yeah thanks. I'll mostly be using VMWare for most of everything for college. I have a few programs for work that are Windows only, but I'll just use VMware for that too. No sense installing a partition for only using a few times. Plus.. with the 2.3GHz quad i7.. I have the power to do everything in mac!
 

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Yeah thanks. I'll mostly be using VMWare for most of everything for college. I have a few programs for work that are Windows only, but I'll just use VMware for that too. No sense installing a partition for only using a few times. Plus.. with the 2.3GHz quad i7.. I have the power to do everything in mac!

Sorry, a little off topic, but I've considered getting VMWare or Parallels, but have one question: can I create a BootCamp partition and then use it as a source disk in VMWare/Parallels? Just so that I could do the best of both worlds as I need it?
 

ZBB

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Sorry, a little off topic, but I've considered getting VMWare or Parallels, but have one question: can I create a BootCamp partition and then use it as a source disk in VMWare/Parallels? Just so that I could do the best of both worlds as I need it?

Yes.

But there are a couple downsides to it. For example, you have to be careful if you sleep the Win partition when using in VMWare/Parallels. You should shut down Windows in VMWare and then reboot the next time you go in (either VMWare or BootCamp)

When I first got VMWare I did a joint VMWare/BootCamp partition. I eventually just moved to VMWare only because it was simpler and I really didn't need BootCamp -only items anymore...
 

LegendKillerUK

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Unless you need to run something powerful then BootCamp is more hassle than it's worth. Simply because I hate having to restart.

The lack of fluid read/write between each file system is also annoying.
 

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My control button is useless in bootcamp. I hope they update this soon. It's not a deal breaker, but it's annoying at times when I'm not using my portable mouse.

You mean for "right" clicking? You do know you can do that with a two-finger click, don't you?
 

kainjow

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This update should solve the shutdown issue I've had since day 1 on my new 15' MBP.

What was the issue? I've seen it a few times just lock up completely when trying to shutdown/restart in Windows.
 

dal20402

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I also started with a Boot Camp partition that I would usually run in VMWare Fusion and then eventually just dropped the Boot Camp partition in favor of a normal VM.

Another disadvantage of that setup is that, for whatever reason, disk performance is s-l-o-w in Fusion when booting from a Boot Camp partition. I never tried it with an SSD, but with a spinny disk I waited forever for disk I/O, including bootups of Windows. With a normal VM it was several times faster.
 

carltabet

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What was the issue? I've seen it a few times just lock up completely when trying to shutdown/restart in Windows.

It's exactly that issue, the same day I got the Mac, I installed Windows 7 64 bit and it wouldn't shutdown. I'd get the Shutting Down message and it just stayed there. The Windows installation was completely fresh, nothing extra installed yet. But the restart procedure worked so I think Boot Camp had an issue shutting down a device on those Early 2011 MacBooks.

However, it seems this update breaks the ability to set the brightness, I'll be checking this soon.

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/04/08/apple_boot_camp_update_fixes_shutdown_issues_causes_brightness_problems.html
 

secretanchitman

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i have installed windows 7 ultimate SP1 x64 without any issues. also updated to boot camp v3.2 and still have yet to see/experience any of the shutdown or brightness issues. :) must be lucky...
 

LegendKillerUK

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Even with the update my trackpad randomly stopped working and the damn thing gets very hot all over. Everything is fine in OSX of course. :rolleyes:
 

TNAJanssen

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No Bluetooth

I just got my macbook pro 15.4(2011 i7 2.2ghz 8gb ram 500gb 7200rpm hd6750) a couple of days ago and today i found out that my bluetooth driver isn't installed in windows 7 x64(smbus and an pci neither but got it working with intel update utility:D) doest anybody knows a solution?
 
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