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Snow Leopard Boot Camp supports 64-bit Windows 7

updated 05:15 pm EDT, Mon August 31, 2009

Boot Camp Win 7 64 support

The latest version of Boot Camp -- found in Mac OS X Snow Leopard -- supports the 64-bit version of Windows 7, examination shows. Though not heavily promoted by Apple, Boot Camp 3.0 is noted to feature both 32- and 64-bit drivers for Microsoft's next operating system, whereas Boot Camp 2.1 can only handle the 32-bit code. Some Mac owners have already been installing copies of Windows 7 despite the only legal availability being limited to a release candidate; the final software is due October 22nd.

Boot Camp has additionally been given a driver to allow Windows to read content in a Mac folder, although write permissions are still blocked. The upgrade should further improve battery life when running Windows 7 on a notebook, putting performance on par with Snow Leopard, and ease some interface problems. Multi-touch trackpads for instance should now be less sensitive, allowing practical use of features such as tab-to-click. Double-tab right-clicks are now said to work regularly.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. Mr. Strat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    It's here now - sorta

    Members of MSDN AA can have their copies of Windows 7 now.

  1. wwhit710

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Now if only...

    Now if only they could make the drivers actually work with the mid-2009 machines. Audio level from speakers low, SPDIF light always on, microphone non-functional. The sound drivers are severely messed up. I was thinking that 3.0 would fix this. Clearly it made no difference.

  1. Johnny Niles

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Confirmed

    Boot Camp 3 from the Snow Leopard disc installed into 64-bit Win 7 Ultimate RC and I got all the functionality back that I had lost when I first installed Win 7 because that version of Boot Camp wasn't compatible with the 64-bit version.

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