Desktop Software Operating Systems Apple Boot Camp for Mac OS X

Apple Boot Camp for Mac OS X 1.4 Beta for Mac

by Apple, Inc.

Avg. Rating 4.0 (87 votes)

File Details

File Size 339.1 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Mac OS X
Date Added
Total Downloads 38,800
Publisher Apple, Inc.
Homepage Apple Boot Camp
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

Boot Camp lets you install Windows XP without moving your Mac data, though you will need to bring your own copy to the table, as Apple Computer does not sell or support Microsoft Windows. Boot Camp will burn a CD of all the required drivers for Windows so you don't have to scrounge around the Internet looking for them. You will need Windows XP Home Edition or Professional, Service Pack 2 installation disc.

Follow the instructions for installation.

Latest Reviews

MeanE

MeanE reviewed v1.4 Beta on Aug 10, 2007

For what it is, it does it well. Great piece of easy to use software.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v1.3 Beta on Jun 10, 2007

For me, it just won't work. I have my hard drive in 3 partitions and when I run Boot Camp Assistant, it says:

The Startup Disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition.

The startup disk must be formatted as a single MAC OS Extended (Journaled) volume or already partitioned by Boot Camp Assistant for installing Windows.

Then the only option is to QUIT.

Parallels does not have this sort of problem at all. So, this is totally useless to me.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v1.3 Beta on Jun 8, 2007

Add Vista: http://blogs.msdn.com/ha.../2006/06/03/615869.aspx

linkdup

linkdup reviewed v1.3 Beta on Jun 8, 2007

Changes in Boot Camp 1.3 beta

Boot Camp 1.3 beta contains several updates and is intended for all new and previous Boot Camp beta users.

Boot Camp 1.3 beta includes:

* Support for keyboard backlighting (MacBook Pro only)
* Apple Remote pairing
* Updated graphics drivers
* Improved Boot Camp driver installer
* Improved international keyboard support
* Localization fixes
* Updated Windows Help for Boot Camp

Blackhole8746

Blackhole8746 reviewed v1.2 Beta on Mar 30, 2007

Engineering students at my university are required to have Windows OS on their system, thanks to this I can get a Mac and be able to do my work on it!!

Jegar48

Jegar48 reviewed v1.2 Beta on Mar 29, 2007

As elegant as it gets: Boot Camp lets you install Windows without moving your Mac data, though you will need to bring your own copy to the table, as Apple does not sell or support Microsoft Windows. Boot Camp will burn a CD with all the required drivers for Windows so you don't have to scrounge around the Internet looking for them. Run Windows natively: Once you’ve completed Boot Camp, simply hold down the option key (that’s the “alt” key for you longtime Windows users) at startup to choose between Mac OS X and Windows. After starting up, your Mac runs Windows natively just like a PC. Simply restart to come back to Mac.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v1.1.2 Beta on Feb 9, 2007

I agree that Apple should release OS X as a platform independent OS so we could buy it instead of Windows for our Intel, AMD and other PC's.

That said, this is a good effort, it is free (for now) and actually works pretty well.

Not the same thing as Parallels, but that costs and has that lame activation thing, even for a demo.

I hope Apple keeps this as a free product.

ZeroCool2x

ZeroCool2x reviewed v1.1.2 Beta on Oct 31, 2006

Just goes to show you how much people don't know about Apple computers.

Bootcamp is not just a nice GUI boot menu. Apple computers use a system called EFI instead of BIOS. Bootcamp allows EFI to emulate BIOS so that Windows XP can boot on an Apple computer.

Eventually all computer systems will switch from using BIOS to EFI. For more info. on EFI search the WEB.

So, now you know. Bootcamp is a Boot Loader, BIOS Emulator and Driver package. AND IT WORKS GREAT!

Kushan

Kushan reviewed v1.1.1 Beta on Sep 17, 2006

I hate to break it to a lot of you Apple fanboys (some of whom can't even spell "amazing") but this program is neither Apple's invention or anything revolutionary. It's just a fancy boot manager with a nice GUI. Boot managers have been around for decades, they've existed on both PPC and x86 macs long before Apple ever released this. Apple has done nothing special here, they've just done (in their own, graphically appealing way) what Linux Developers and Microsoft have been doing for years.
That said, this appears to be nicely done none the less, but if you're going to comment on it, get your facts right.

steevio

steevio reviewed v1.1.1 Beta on Sep 17, 2006

I just bought my first Apple about a week ago, and since then I have managed to install XP and Vista RC1 using boot camp, and let me just tell you, this laptop of mine just RULEZZZ.....
I have the best of both world, and having a fantastic time discovering Mac OSX.
Now, do any of you know if this new release has additional drivers for the 3 or 4 "unknown device" items in XP's or Vista's device manager?

Avg. Rating 4.0 (87 votes)
Your Rating
MeanE

MeanE reviewed v1.4 Beta on Aug 10, 2007

For what it is, it does it well. Great piece of easy to use software.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v1.3 Beta on Jun 10, 2007

For me, it just won't work. I have my hard drive in 3 partitions and when I run Boot Camp Assistant, it says:

The Startup Disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition.

The startup disk must be formatted as a single MAC OS Extended (Journaled) volume or already partitioned by Boot Camp Assistant for installing Windows.

Then the only option is to QUIT.

Parallels does not have this sort of problem at all. So, this is totally useless to me.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v1.3 Beta on Jun 8, 2007

Add Vista: http://blogs.msdn.com/ha.../2006/06/03/615869.aspx

linkdup

linkdup reviewed v1.3 Beta on Jun 8, 2007

Changes in Boot Camp 1.3 beta

Boot Camp 1.3 beta contains several updates and is intended for all new and previous Boot Camp beta users.

Boot Camp 1.3 beta includes:

* Support for keyboard backlighting (MacBook Pro only)
* Apple Remote pairing
* Updated graphics drivers
* Improved Boot Camp driver installer
* Improved international keyboard support
* Localization fixes
* Updated Windows Help for Boot Camp

Blackhole8746

Blackhole8746 reviewed v1.2 Beta on Mar 30, 2007

Engineering students at my university are required to have Windows OS on their system, thanks to this I can get a Mac and be able to do my work on it!!

Jegar48

Jegar48 reviewed v1.2 Beta on Mar 29, 2007

As elegant as it gets: Boot Camp lets you install Windows without moving your Mac data, though you will need to bring your own copy to the table, as Apple does not sell or support Microsoft Windows. Boot Camp will burn a CD with all the required drivers for Windows so you don't have to scrounge around the Internet looking for them. Run Windows natively: Once you’ve completed Boot Camp, simply hold down the option key (that’s the “alt” key for you longtime Windows users) at startup to choose between Mac OS X and Windows. After starting up, your Mac runs Windows natively just like a PC. Simply restart to come back to Mac.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v1.1.2 Beta on Feb 9, 2007

I agree that Apple should release OS X as a platform independent OS so we could buy it instead of Windows for our Intel, AMD and other PC's.

That said, this is a good effort, it is free (for now) and actually works pretty well.

Not the same thing as Parallels, but that costs and has that lame activation thing, even for a demo.

I hope Apple keeps this as a free product.

ZeroCool2x

ZeroCool2x reviewed v1.1.2 Beta on Oct 31, 2006

Just goes to show you how much people don't know about Apple computers.

Bootcamp is not just a nice GUI boot menu. Apple computers use a system called EFI instead of BIOS. Bootcamp allows EFI to emulate BIOS so that Windows XP can boot on an Apple computer.

Eventually all computer systems will switch from using BIOS to EFI. For more info. on EFI search the WEB.

So, now you know. Bootcamp is a Boot Loader, BIOS Emulator and Driver package. AND IT WORKS GREAT!

Kushan

Kushan reviewed v1.1.1 Beta on Sep 17, 2006

I hate to break it to a lot of you Apple fanboys (some of whom can't even spell "amazing") but this program is neither Apple's invention or anything revolutionary. It's just a fancy boot manager with a nice GUI. Boot managers have been around for decades, they've existed on both PPC and x86 macs long before Apple ever released this. Apple has done nothing special here, they've just done (in their own, graphically appealing way) what Linux Developers and Microsoft have been doing for years.
That said, this appears to be nicely done none the less, but if you're going to comment on it, get your facts right.

steevio

steevio reviewed v1.1.1 Beta on Sep 17, 2006

I just bought my first Apple about a week ago, and since then I have managed to install XP and Vista RC1 using boot camp, and let me just tell you, this laptop of mine just RULEZZZ.....
I have the best of both world, and having a fantastic time discovering Mac OSX.
Now, do any of you know if this new release has additional drivers for the 3 or 4 "unknown device" items in XP's or Vista's device manager?

Ciolouse

Ciolouse reviewed v1.1.1 Beta on Sep 16, 2006

Apple RuLeZ !!!

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v1.1.1 Beta on Sep 15, 2006

this makes me wanna buy a mac laptop!

theheff

theheff reviewed v1.1.1 Beta on Sep 15, 2006

The driver support is a lot better in this release of boot camp. Bluetooth is fully supported, as well as the iSight. Works flawlessly so far on my MacBook.

Kubla_Khan

Kubla_Khan reviewed v1.02 Beta on Jul 13, 2006

This update seems to add a password protection to your boot options (when you press option at startup you'll have to enter your password before being allowed to choose which OS you can boot).

Also make sure to choose your startup disk when or you'll get a folder with a question mark every time you boot up.

So people think that some drivers have been updated, however others say there is no indication of this - apparently that wasn't a big change.

ribslayer

ribslayer reviewed v1.02 Beta on Jul 12, 2006

just one word..... SWEET!

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