For those that got Boot Camp 2.1 installed successfully, have you noticed problems?

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  1. jmFightSpam macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    Specifically I am talking about running Windows Vista 32-bit on a MacBook Pro 15", 2.2 GHz (I believe Santa Rosa chipset since I bought it in June 2007) via Boot Camp.

    I got Boot Camp 2.1 to install correctly, but I noticed that:
    1. I had to re-enable sound via the device manager
    2. And more importantly, my keyboard backlight does not function correctly anymore.

    Has anyone seen these problems (or others), especially #2? The keyboard backlighting worked just fine with Boot Camp 2.0

    Thanks.
     
  2. Keleko macrumors 68000

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    My only problem was having to reinstall the video drivers after the Boot Camp update. I'm using the 174.84 nVidia drivers on my MBP. I haven't noticed a keyboard backlight problem, but then I haven't booted windows since the update, either.

    I guess I'm not being very helpful...
     
  3. jmFightSpam thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply Keleko. Can you do me a favor? The next time you boot into Windows, can you check and reply back here with your findings. I have since reverted back to Boot Camp 2.0 because I need that backlighting.

    Thanks.
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Install it, ha! I couldn't even download it. Every single time it would timeout ~ 66% of the way through, or give me an error about how it can't write to the disk.

    I finally downloaded it at college (jeez, apple needs to get better upload speeds!) and installed it no problem. I actually found that my backlight on the keyboard works better now.

    I'm running XP, it's the non SR C2D MBP.
     
  5. jmFightSpam thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply. What does SR C2D mean? I am wondering if it is a Vista problem, then.
     
  6. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    non santa rosa chipset Core 2 Duo. That's the generation before your computer.

    What about your backlight doesn't work now? Is it possible you have to re-enable that, too?
     
  7. jmFightSpam thread starter macrumors regular

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    So with BootCamp 2.0, i turn off the light, the keyboard is lit up and vice-versa.

    With Boot Camp 2.1, nothing. I turn off the light, nothing. I press F8/F9/F10 and I get a picture in the window of the enabling, but it is gray and has a circle with a line through it.

    I rebooted into Mac OS X, and it works fine. I left the room dark and rebooted. And the funny thing is, that when I booted back into Vista, the backlit just stayed on. I couldn't turn it off, even when I turned the light on. And when I rebooted again, it just stayed on during the reboot process. Not until I booted back into Mac OS X and dit it turn off automatically.

    Crazy!
     
  8. OdduWon macrumors 6502a

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    Do these drivers fix the annoying "buzz/winning" sound coming from the Video card? This is a brightness related noise.

    If this is a fix, how does one go about installing them?

    2.1 reset my screen resolution. My clock in OSx is now always 5 hours off when i go from windows to mac.
     
  9. jmFightSpam thread starter macrumors regular

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    My clock has always been 5 hours off, ever since I ran Boot Camp a year ago.
     
  10. OdduWon macrumors 6502a

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    Ha, were are now on Greenland time :D
    Enjoy this and reflect on the rolling green hills and frozen tundra from your visit to Xp :)

    The one and only, Andrew Bird "Dear Old Greenland"
     

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