Boot Camp Updates to 3.1 with Windows 7 Compatibility [Downloads]


Mac OS X only: If you own Mac hardware, still like to get your Windows on from time to time, and virtual machines just won’t do, here’s some good news: Apple just released Boot Camp 3.1, adding support for Windows 7.

For those unfamiliar with Boot Camp, it’s the dual-booting tool that allows Mac users to install to and boot Windows partitions from their hard drives, and this update gives Mac users looking to dual-boot Windows 7 something to be happy about. Specifically:

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.

Boot Camp is a free download, requires Mac OS X.

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Apple Boot Camp 3.1 Update Includes Windows 7 Support [Boot Camp]


It’s a little behind schedule, but Mac users can now run Windows 7 natively after today’s Boot Camp update. Boot Camp 3.1 supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate. Multiple OS enthusiasts, rejoice!

The software update also adds Magic Mouse and Apple wireless keyboard support and fixes up some trackpad issues. Pretty good day’s work! And if you’re at all confused or intimidated about Boot Camp, our handy survival guide should get you through in one piece. [AppleInsider]

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