thanks for your post, very helpful.
I would like to confirm whether upgrading to 10.6 will not affect my current Windows 7 64bit installation, besides the substitution of boot camp 2.1 for 3.0.
Also, would you please advice on where to find the latest drivers for broadcom and realtek?
I am currently using nvidia 190.56 from laptop2go, working fine.
I read that the battery consumption is optimized in boot camp 3.0
Let's hope someday we will have the automatic screen brightness dimming.
Unfortunately, I cannot report any improvement on the battery life front.
Yes, tapping and two-finger tapping now works, although the trackpad is still very sensitive. But battery life is still more or less where it was with 2.1.
More specifically, on my MBP4,1 (Early 2008), I get about 4 1/2 hours under OSX, and between 2h 45m and 3h under Win7 RC (Vista was similar), under a light load (but with wireless on).
Anybody else wants to comment re. battery life?
Here are the links for the latest 'important' drivers:
5a. Latest Nvidia driver for GeForce 9600M GT => 186.81notebook_win7_winvista_64bit_internationalwhql.exe
5b. Latest WLAN chip driver => Broadcom (4322AG chipset) Wireless LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows Vista 22.214.171.124 (14 May 2009) = sp43743.exe
NOTE: You will need to manually update the drivers in the windows device manager (select 4322AG chipset) because the installer doesn't overwrite the old drivers from Boot Camp
5c. Lateset Realtek High Definition Audio Codec => VistaWin7R231.zip
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Hi. It is an .msi file and not a .exe. When run itself it will give the error that it needs to be run from the .exe file. If you change the compatibility settings on the .msi installer then it will run however some items fail to install. What I am missing though is my keyboard shortcuts for brightness, pause , play etc - everything else works fine.
Got it! I had upgraded from Vista SP2 x64. Don't know if this is teh issue however this is what I did to resolve it:
Firstly I deleted the AppleControlPanel.exe under Windows\System32 folder. Then I copied the bootcamp folder from the DVD to my Desktop. I located the BootCamp64.msi under BootCamp\Drivers\Apple and right mouse clicked on it selecting 'Troubleshoot Compatibility'. It decided to skip the version test and Bootcamp installer launched this time uninstalling the previous version and installing 3.0. Now all devices are working, Boot Camp control panel auto starts and my Apple Function Keys for Brightness, sound etc are all working normally - happy days!
hi, saw you had success with windows 7 installation. just wondering if i could ask you a couple of question concerning the topic.
i have snow leopard installed now, have never used boot camp before. just subscribed to Microsoft technet, so will be able to get windows rtm soon. i saw some posts saying the iso burnt disk would not work. the 64 bit system dvd cannot be recognised and won't boot and install. it will ask to select cd room or something.
since you are using the 64 bits. can i ask you what software did you use and how did you burn the iso? and did you get that "select cd rom" screen?
would hightly appreciate your help! cheers!
How much memory do you have on your system?
I'm currently using Bootcamp, and I also use Parallels to run my bootcamp partition virtually. I just purchased and am waiting to receive my 4gb RAM units. (2x2gb).
I obviously don't think I'll have a problem running Windows 7 64-bit through pure bootcamp. HOWEVER, I am a bit concerned about trying to run Windows 7 64-bit through parallels. I figure that once I have 4gb, I'll split it 2gb/2gb for my mac and parallels.
Will 2GB RAM be enough to run Windows 7 64?