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I just installed Boot Camp 3.0 from the Snow Leopard DVD onto my MacBook Pro 17 (Mid 09) which is running Windows 7 64bit RTM and had Boot Camp 2.1 previously installed on it.

My experiences/notes:

1. The Boot Camp 3.0 installation automatically removed the Boot Camp 2.1 drivers that it was going to update and then installed the newer 3.0 ones

2. You still can only use the GeForce 9600M GT graphics chipset, i.e. only the 9600M GT shows to windows and appears in the device manager

3. Deferred Procedure Calls (DPC) Latency issues still exist although it doesn't seem like you need to run the Bootcamp.exe on CPU 0 affinity only (Bootcamp.exe = the updated/Boot Camp 3.0 version of KbdMgr.exe)

4. You still can't fully dim the keyboard backlight with the F5 key

5. I manually updated the 'important' drivers to the very newest one, i.e.

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 5.10.91.8 (14 May 2009) = sp43743.exe

5c. Lateset Realtek High Definition Audio Codec => VistaWin7R231.zip

6. Although I still have bad DPC latency, I haven't yet noticed any audio/video lag/drop-outs/screeches etc.

Best of luck to you all and I hope this helps someone, Dingle7

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MacBook Pro 17" Unibody (Mid 2009), Other OS
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