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Macs Finally Get Windows 7 Support in Boot Camp

Welcome to October 2009, Apple fans. Following the promise that there would be an update to add support for Windows 7 by the end of 2009, Apple has finally released an update for its Boot Camp software utility that allows Mac-users to run the newest iteration of Windows on their machines.

PC World reports that Boot Camp 3.1 now adds support for all three versions of Windows 7 (Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate) in both 32-bit and 64-bit configurations and users wishing to upgrade to Windows 7 can do so using the Boot Camp Utility for Windows 7 Upgrade.

  • buckinbottoms
    No point in buying a Mac just to run Windows on it. Thats like buying an overpriced outdated pc because it looks cool.
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  • Glorian
    I ask why Apple won't let me run osx virtually on my windows pc. Of course they worked hard to get 7 to work, how else are apple users going to be able to run the rest of the worlds software?
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  • twu
    Believe it or not, some of the Apple fan boys are willing to pay that just to run over price Mac.
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  • Now how about letting PC users run the Mac environment.
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  • headscratcher
    Well at least you can do something useful with the machine now.
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  • thejerk
    Windows 7 installs on Macs without the need for Bootcamp. Try it.
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  • nexuseclipse
    Gotta love the mac hate. The drivers are now "officially" supported. I have been running win 7 with boot camp 3.0 since it came out without a hitch.
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  • back_by_demand
    je1117Now how about letting PC users run the Mac environment.Yeah right!!! And monkeys will fly outta Steve Jobs butt!!!

    I would be very interested to see how many Macs are actually run as Windows machines, a simple percentage. It would be an interesting comparison if the 4% of computers in the world that were Macs had the same 4% of their own machines running Windows...
    Does anyone have any actual numbers available?
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  • gwolfman
    PC World reports that Boot Camp 3.1 now adds support for all three versions of Windows 7 (Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate)
    And what about Starter, Home Basic, Enterprise? Not all 3.
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  • hakesterman
    You PC fans are nieve. The Imac is far better than any PC on the market. It doesn't get Viruses or crash constantly like PC's do. Once you use them for accouple of weeks they actually are easier to use and make more sense than a PC. I was a PC fan for 15 years, but decided to give them a try and now that i have i will
    never go back to a Microsoft driven computer.
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