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Apple Finally Adds Windows 7 Support to Boot Camp

Gordon Kelly


Apple Finally Adds Windows 7 Support to Boot Camp

It may have taken nearly three months, but Apple has finally updated Mac OS X Boot Camp to make it compatible with Windows 7.

Version 3.1 of Boot Camp was issued late last night and brings support for both 32bit and 64bit versions of Microsoft's new operating system playing nicely with Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate editions.

On top of this Boot Camp 3.1 "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."

Surprisingly the 32bit upgrade comes in at a much larger 380MB download compared to the 274MB for 64bit support and given the latter is the far more sensible version to run in this day and age this should make your mind up for you.

Overall I prefer Windows 7 to Mac OS X, so this would be pretty big news to me. Then again, I just run a PC...

Update: Engadget reports 27in iMac owners have allegedly been running into the 'black screen of death' when trying to run Windows 7 so Apple has issued a tool to run before installing it on these machines. The flaw centres around default ATI drivers. Grab it here.


Boot Camp 3.1 for Windows 32bit

Boot Camp 3.1 for Windows 64bit

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