Apple releases Boot Camp 1.2

Mar 28, 2007 - 2 Comments

Apple has just released an update to their Boot Camp software, although it still is technically in beta. If you don’t want to shell out the bucks for Parallels or VMWare but you want your Mac to run Microsoft Windows, Apple’s free Boot Camp is what you need. For those that don’t know, Boot Camp allows you to partition your Mac’s hard drive to be able to dual boot between Mac OS X and Windows XP or Vista, choosing which OS to boot on system start.

Changes in Boot Camp 1.2

  • 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)

Boot Camp 1.2 Requirements

  • Mac OS X Tiger v10.4.6 or later (check Software Update)
  • The latest firmware updates (check Support Page)
  • 10GB free hard disk space
  • An Intel-based Mac
  • A blank recordable CD or DVD
  • A printer for the instructions (You’ll want to print them before installing Windows, really.)
  • A bona fide full version of Microsoft Windows: XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2, WIndows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, or Ultimate. (No upgrade or multi-disc versions).

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  1. anon says:

    boot camp is great and I use it occasionally but honestely it’d be much better to just be able to install and run windows apps locally, like parallels maybe but without even that, just native on the desktop like any other app – now THAT would be cool

    the rumors suggest thats what is coming in 10.5 , lets hope so

  2. blogspammer says:

    Just wonder if Boot Camp could be used in a Windows XP/Ubuntu combination.

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