4 Replies Latest reply: May 23, 2013 12:48 PM by Kappy
ttsiro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello,

 

I have windows 7 64bit installed with Bootcamp 4. Does it make any sense to upgrade to Bootcamp 5 since i will continue using win7? 

 

I mean, does bootcamp 5 supports better windows 7 also? I know there are some issues with drivers and the general behavior of apple hardware, that are very annoying (e.g. automatic graphic switch don't work), and it would nice to solve them.


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • 1. Re: Bootcamp 4 vs Bootcamp 5  - for windows 7
    Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (41,525 points)

    No

  • 2. Re: Bootcamp 4 vs Bootcamp 5  - for windows 7
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,845 points)

    Boot Camp does not really support running Windows after it has been installed. If you were to do anything at this point it might be to install the new Boot Camp 5 drivers, however, the major changes are for Windows 8 support.

     

    If Win7 is working for you, then it would be best to leave well enough alone.

  • 3. Re: Bootcamp 4 vs Bootcamp 5  - for windows 7
    ttsiro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Actually it is not working very well, i have some problems:

     

    - A lot of times windows freezes during shut down, i have to press and hold the power button to shut it

    - When i put the power cable to charge it, a lot of times it shows that it is on power but it doesn' charge. and it is definately not a hardware problem, because on macos it is ok.

    - The sleep mode on windows doesn't work: it never wakes up, i have to shut it down.

    - and of course the automatic graphic switch, which it would be great if Apple solve it!!

     

    So, if any of these problems could be solved with bootcamp5, i would definately do it.

    The question is: does it?

  • 4. Re: Bootcamp 4 vs Bootcamp 5  - for windows 7
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,845 points)

    Your issues are not with the Boot Camp 4 drivers from Apple, but with your Windows installation unless you never installed the drivers. But even then the problems you are having are truly Windows related. Get your Windows installation fixed, reinstall the Boot Camp 4 drivers. Boot Camp 5 won't help you.