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#1 TogaForComfort

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 21:19

Not sure if this has been posted, Search didn't come up with anything.

boot camp has been updated

From http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/

Boot Camp 1.2 beta includes:

* Support for Windows Vista (32-bit)
* Updated drivers, including but not limited to trackpad, AppleTime (synch), audio, graphics, modem, iSight camera
* Support the Apple Remote (works with iTunes and Windows Media Player)
* A Windows system tray icon for easy access to Boot Camp information and actions
* Improved keyboard support for Korean, Chinese, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Russian, and French Canadian
* Improved Windows driver installation experience
* Updated documentation and Boot Camp on-line help in Windows
* Apple Software Update (for Windows XP and Vista)

Downloading now. I'll let you know if it's any good on Vista


#2 Shuu

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 21:54

downloading now.

speaking of boot camp.. i need to add more space to my window partition. so what do i need to do? run this newer version of boot camp? when i get to the partitioning thing just drag the slider to the left more? huh? wha?

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#3 osirisX

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 21:56

Yes! My sound drivers from Boot Camp 1.1.2 weren't working in Vista. I'll have to download this. Also good to see the Apple Remote has some drivers now.

speaking of boot camp.. i need to add more space to my window partition. so what do i need to do? run this newer version of boot camp? when i get to the partitioning thing just drag the slider to the left more? huh? wha?


I think you will have to delete the partition and then repartition it.

#4 BigDaddy5

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 21:59

downloading now.

speaking of boot camp.. i need to add more space to my window partition. so what do i need to do? run this newer version of boot camp? when i get to the partitioning thing just drag the slider to the left more? huh? wha?

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No, boot camp upgrades like any "normal" software, it just installs.

to increase it, you need to go to applications/utilities and run the bootcamp installer. I think you're gonna have to actually reformat that partition and start over, but I'm not 100% sure.

#5 Shuu

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 22:02

alrighty o. time to backup wow & steam.

#6 KeR

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 22:03

finally Vista drivers...the only thing that has bothered me thus far.

#7 OP TogaForComfort

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 22:09

Ok it's installed and everything on Vista ultimate 32Bit, working fine so far. The Remote works in both WMP and itunes, however the Menu button launches iTunes and I'm not sure if this can be changed.

Windows update has a newer driver for the wireless (running on a Core2 MacBook Pro) but Bluetooth, scrolling trackpad are working, iSight is not but I think this may be due to me messing around trying to get the driver from the last release working.

There is a built in help file, which among other things, lists the shortcut keys.

The installer has been simplified, you do not have to keep confirming unsigned drivers.

So Far this is an improvment on the last release, some of the little annoying things appear to have been sorted out.

I re-run the Windows expreience rating, all scores have gone from 4.5 to 4.7 ith the exception of the disk transfer rate (still 4.5) but it is a slower drive so that is expected.

#8 liamdaly

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 22:42

Apple today pushed out an update to Boot Camp, it's dual booting feature, providing support for the 32-bit version of Windows Vista. Along with this update, Apple has included updated drivers for various hardware included on Intel Macs. Download at source.

#9 k22

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 22:54

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#10 Simon-

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 23:10

Beautiful. I'm going to test this when I get home. Hopefully they've improved the mouse driver for Windows XP (So it doesn't freeze when resuming from standby).

wait... :D
Changes in Boot Camp 1.2 beta

Boot Camp 1.2 beta contains several updates and is intended for all new and previous Boot Camp beta users.

Boot Camp 1.2 beta includes:

* Support for Windows Vista (32-bit)
* Updated drivers, including but not limited to trackpad, AppleTime (synch), audio, graphics, modem, iSight camera
* Support the Apple Remote (works with iTunes and Windows Media Player)
* A Windows system tray icon for easy access to Boot Camp information and actions
* Improved keyboard support for Korean, Chinese, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Russian, and French Canadian
* Improved Windows driver installation experience
* Updated documentation and Boot Camp on-line help in Windows
* Apple Software Update (for Windows XP and Vista)

Edited by Quick Reply, 28 March 2007 - 23:37.


#11 mpat1024

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 23:16

Hopefully they've improved the mouse driver for Windows XP (So it doesn't freeze when resuming from standby).


I so hope they have. That was such an annoying issue on my iMac. Will try later.

#12 +Quillz

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 23:28

Nice to see Boot Camp finally supporting Vista. I still prefer using virtual machines via Parallels Desktop, though.

#13 rajputwarrior

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 23:32

this definitely puts to shame the digitime rumours

#14 Timan

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 00:05

Ugh, now my bt won't sync up while in vista. I try to add the device but no luck... worked perfectly before without BT drivers. BLAH

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 00:22

YES!!!!!
FINALLY!!!!!
I tried vista on my macbook (2 ghz core duo, 1.25 gb ram) on parallels but it sucked so badly i couldn't take it. now i can finally judge it at native speed