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Apple releases Boot Camp 1.1.2 beta [u]

updated 08:10 pm EST, Mon October 30, 2006

Boot Camp 1.1.2 beta

Apple today updated its Boot Camp beta software, enhancing the utility that allows Intel Mac owners to boot into Mac OS X or another operating system such as Microsoft Windows. The list of specific changes for Boot Camp 1.1.2 is absent from Apple's website, however, despite the presence of its download link to the new version. Users wanting to update to Boot Camp 1.1.2 beta with a previously installed beta need only update the Boot Camp Assistant software and create a new Macintosh Drivers for Windows CD, installing the updated software it contains on Windows XP. Apple's Boot Camp beta software requires Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.6 or later running on an Intel-based Mac, as well as the latest firmware updates. [corrected]

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  1. Ashari

    Joined: Dec 1969


    2GB of RAM

    I have a Mac Pro with 4GB of RAM, running Windows XP using BootCamp. Windows XP can only see 2GB of that RAM, but from what I've read, it should be able to see all 4GB, and that there is something wrong with BootCamp that is causing it to only see 2GB.

    Can anyone corraborate (or debunk) this and if so, is there anything that can be done? Does the new 1.1.2 fix this problem?

    Thanks for any info! -Steven

  1. undoIT

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Downloading. Does it finally support tap to click?

  1. blahblahbloo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I tried Boot Camp 1.1.1, but it wanted me to reformat my hard drive to be able to partition it. That's a little too much trouble for Windows for my tastes. Could this problem be fixed in 1.1.2?

  1. MacnTX

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I believe that Windows XP support is limited to only 3GB of RAM, it won't "see" any more than that amount no matter how much you have physically installed.

  1. discotronic

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: ram

    Windows XP (any edition) can see a max of 4GB. Any single application/process can only address 2GB while the OS can address 2GB at the same time.

    The problem could be a driver issue with XP only "seeing" 2GB.

  1. phxgareth

    Joined: Dec 1969


    use /B in boot.ini

    Microsoft has a description of this issue at

    Basically, the OS is limited to 2GB for application space, and 2GB for system space, unless you use the /B option in BOOT.INI.

    Excerpt: Windows XP Professional and Windows Server 2003 Memory Support. The maximum amount of memory that can be supported on Windows XP Professional and Windows Server 2003 is also 4 GB. [...]

    The virtual address space of processes and applications is still limited to 2 GB unless the /3GB switch is used in the Boot.ini file.

  1. adrian_milliner

    Joined: Dec 1969


    2 cores

    Note also that XP Home can only use two cores (one physical cpu) in a MacPro.

    If you're going to buy XP for a MacPro, make sure you get XP Pro.

  1. damonlaw

    Joined: Dec 1969


    MBP 2.16 w/1Gig RAM

    This update resolved my not having wireless in XP. However, I still had to download a add on to get CTRL right-click to work.

  1. debohun

    Joined: Dec 1969


    External disk?

    Does anyone know if there is an architectural reason for Apple to only allow the installation on an internal disk? Most of us don't use Windows that much; it would be nice if we could just install it on an external Firewire drive that we could plug in whenever we need.

  1. tpressman

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Two-finger scrolling works as well as two-fingers-on-trackpad-and-click-button-for-secondary-click. Schweet. Now you can be consistent with your trackpad use between OSX and XP. Apple-click for control click is gone.

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