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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:05 pm    Post subject: Boot Camp Gains Support for Windows 7 Reply with quote

Boot Camp Gains Support for Windows 7
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Posted by: Glenn

Apple has released Boot Camp Software Update 3.1 for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit via their Software Update utility and website. According to the company, this update adds support for Microsoft Windows 7 (Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate), addresses issues with the Apple trackpad, turns off the red digital audio port LED on laptop computers when it is not being used, and supports the Apple wireless keyboard and Apple Magic mouse. Therefore, the update is highly recommended for all Boot Camp 3.0 users.

Apple also released the Boot Camp Utility for Windows 7 Upgrade Installation Utility. This software should be used before upgrading from Vista to Windows 7.



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic! Very Happy

I've been having a ton of trouble with a Mac mini and MacBook Pro.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Humm...now the question is how do I install this if I am already successfully running windows 7 64bit on my mini? Confused
Maybe just upgrading bootcamp from within windows itself?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
Humm...now the question is how do I install this if I am already successfully running windows 7 64bit on my mini? Confused
Maybe just upgrading bootcamp from within windows itself?

Yeah, that is the way to do it for the drivers. Check out the upgrading chapter here.

http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Boot_Camp_Install-Setup_10.6.pdf
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aquaman wrote:
TonyMontana wrote:
Humm...now the question is how do I install this if I am already successfully running windows 7 64bit on my mini? Confused
Maybe just upgrading bootcamp from within windows itself?

Yeah, that is the way to do it for the drivers. Check out the upgrading chapter here.

http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Boot_Camp_Install-Setup_10.6.pdf


Thanks for the link, I'll try this tonight
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, support for the old Magic mouse. I'll take that!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay, about time!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok it seem like the update does not work in my setup. I have win7pro64bit already running. Catch was that I had to us BootCamp 2.0 to get it to install. It won't let me upgrade to 3.1 in windows. Downloads , installs, Bootcamp still shows 2.0 as a version. Tried the instructions here:
http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Boot_Camp_Install-Setup_10.6.pdf

No go. Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed 7 Ultimate on my new Macbook Pro in a Bootcamp partition, then installed Bootcamp 3.1, all it did was install the Nvidia driver, but that was it. None of the other drivers installed. The video looks great, but just can't get anything else working, like the tap function on the touchpad. Anybody else having this problem?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
Ok it seem like the update does not work in my setup. I have win7pro64bit already running. Catch was that I had to us BootCamp 2.0 to get it to install. It won't let me upgrade to 3.1 in windows. Downloads , installs, Bootcamp still shows 2.0 as a version. Tried the instructions here:
http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Boot_Camp_Install-Setup_10.6.pdf

No go. Confused

Unless you want to leave well enough alone, it's sounds like you'll have to backup and trash your Boot Camp partition.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nvidia driver was all that was installed on mine as well.

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I thought about this. But upon the reinstall I'd run into the same problem. I just think the only way to get 64bit in Bootcamp on the mini is with Bootcamp 2.0 drivers. It looks like the mini isn't "officially" supported as a win764bit capable machine by Apple. Even with 3.1.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I have to wonder where one goes from here as I have hosed my XP Bootcamp install in favor of 7. I have searched around and have not come up with anybody else having this problem yet. By morning there should be more info available. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get the Nvidia only install too, Mar 09 Mac Mini on windows7 64bit. I assume this is cause the mini is still unsupported in 64bit mode.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, thanks for nothing Apple!

Does anyone know how to get rid of the missing coprocessor driver in Device Manager for a 64-bit install of W7? Or is that just it with the lack of 64-bit support?

God this company can be controlling. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys I want to hear from you about boot up issues.....

When you boot up, are you met with a nasty white screen for a good 40 seconds before you get the options to load windows or apple?
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