On March 28th, 2007, Apple released an update to Boot Camp, version 1.2 beta, that includes a variety of fixes, updated drivers, support for the latest Mac models, and support for Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, and Ultimate. The update can be downloaded manually from http://www.apple.com/bootcamp/.
Boot Camp is beta software. Customers should be encouraged to download and run Boot Camp to evaluate it and provide feedback, but remember that Apple does not provide support for Boot Camp beta software or Windows.
- Changes in Boot Camp 1.2 Beta
- Updating To Boot Camp 1.2 Beta
- Boot Camp Beta Expiration
- Boot Camp Users will need to upgrade to Mac OSX Leopard
Changes In Boot Camp 1.2 Beta
- Support for all Intel-based Mac models
- Support for Windows Vista (32-bit only)
- Updated drivers, including but not limited to trackpad, AppleTime (synch), audio, graphics, modem, iSight camera
- Support for 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
Updating To Boot Camp 1.2 Beta
Customers that previously installed Boot Camp beta, can easily update to Boot Camp 1.2 beta. The hard drive does not need to be partitioned again (unless a customer wants to change its size) and the installed Macintosh and Windows software and documents will be safe.
But, it's very important for customers to create a new Mac Drivers CD and install the updated software it contains onto Windows. Complete instructions are provided in the Installation and Setup Guide included with the Boot Camp 1.2 beta software. For more information about Boot Camp 1.2 beta, refer to www.apple.com/bootcamp and the Apple knowledge base.
Boot Camp Beta Expiration
The Boot Camp beta program began April 2006 and will end upon the release of Boot Camp in Mac OS X Leopard (expected Spring 2007) and no later September 30, 2007, whichever occurs first.
Upon the termination of the program, customers should cease using and destroy all copies, full or partial, of the the Boot Camp beta software and Windows drivers included with Boot Camp beta. Hard drive partitions created using Boot Camp Assistant, containing Microsoft Windows and Windows software applications, are not affected by the expiration of the Boot Camp beta. It is the Boot Camp Assistant that will no longer run.
Boot Camp Users will need to upgrade to Mac OSX Leopard
Customers that want to continue using Boot Camp beyond the expiration of Boot Camp beta to need to make arrangements to purchase or upgrade to Mac OS X Leopard.
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