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Apple updates Boot Camp and specific iMac and Mac Pro drivers for Windows 7

After a few weeks of delay, Apple today released some updates to Boot Camp and the drivers for the iMac and Mac Pro in order to offer compatibility of their computers with Windows 7. Not all users of the new Windows will need to install all of them, but below you will find a description of everything that was released by the company on the subject.

Boot Camp Software Update 3.1 for Windows

This update must be downloaded by all users who have already done a clean install of Windows 7 on their Intel Macs, supporting Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate editions. It updates all device drivers on your computer to work perfectly on the new Microsoft system, as well as resolves issues with MacBook trackpads and fully supports all functions of the Apple Wireless Keyboard 2009 and Magic Mouse.

To install it, start your Mac on Windows 7 and use Software Update (Software Update) already installed or go to the Apple website. Therefore, the update is available for 32-bit (380.7MB) and 64-bit (274.6MB) versions of the Microsoft system.

Boot Camp Utility for Windows 7 Upgrade

This utility must be downloaded by all Windows Vista users * before * upgrading to Windows 7 on any Intel Mac. It serves to disable the HD read-only of Mac OS X on the Microsoft system, avoiding errors during the upgrade to Windows 7.

More information about this utility can be found in this Apple support article.

Now, if you own one of the new 21.5 and 27 inch iMacs and / or a Mac Pro, stay tuned for the following updates:

Graphics Firmware Update 1.0 (for iMac and Mac Pro)

This update must be installed through Mac OS X on all iMacs and Macs Pro with GPUsNVIDIA GeForce 7300, 7300 GT, 7600 GT or Quadro FX 4500, to correct graphic problems on these machines with Windows 7. It weighs only 1, 2MB and requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard (for Macs Pro) or 10.6 Snow Leopard, which can also be obtained through Software Update (Software Update) of the Apple system.

iMac Late 2009 Windows 7 Drivers

This is a special USB driver package for installing Windows 7 on 27-inch iMacs to download them, benefited users must accept a special license agreement. After the download is complete, the drivers must be copied to a USB flash drive in MS-DOS format, which then needs to be connected to the 27-inch iMac for Windows 7 installation.

More information can be obtained in this Apple support article.

If you still have any other questions about installing Windows 7 on Macs, visit Apples special page about Boot Camp. Note that almost all Intel Macs produced by Apple are capable of running Microsoft's new system.