Archive for August 16th, 2006
This article is now out of date. Check Apple’s Boot Camp page for up-to-date information.
Apple have released BootCamp 1.1 which, at a whopping 202MB, adds:
- New Intel Mac (Mac Pro and presumably Xserve) support
- Nvidia graphics drivers (in addition to the existing ATI ones)
- iSight camera driver (at last)
- Keyboard mapping tools (fn-F-keys now produces expect results, eject and UK keyboard fixes!)
- Sound driver updated (headphones mute speakers, no more optical light on etc.)
- Clock shifting between Windows and Mac OS X fixed (via start-up programs according to MysticOS)
Get drivers without burning a CD-R
- Grab something you can write to from OS X and read from Windows – a FAT formatted USB key or iPod will do
- In Finder navigate to Applications > Utilities and single-click Boot Camp Assistant
- Choose Show Package Contents from the context menu (the cog button in the finder tool bar or right mouse click)
- Go into the Contents and then Resources folder
- Double-click on DiskImage.dsk and wait for it to mount
- Drag Install Macintosh Drivers for Windows XP.exe to your USB key/iPod
- Reboot into Windows, access the device and enjoy
Art points out in the comments you can launch Boot Camp Assistant and then choose Utilities > Save Macintosh drivers to folder. Much easier, thanks Art.
Getting the Bluetooth drivers re-installed
It seems that once again Windows like to use it’s own signed drivers over whatever a third-party provide even if it’s own drivers are useless for the scenario…
If you find Bluetooth missing the following procedure should help.
Neither this tip nor myself can help with other Bluetooth problems such as detecting or pairing devices once Bluetooth is available. Try Apple Discussions for further help.
- Fire up Device Manager (right-click My Computer, choose Properties then select the Hardware tab and press the Device Manager button)
- Find the right device to correct which depending on your model…
- MacBook Pro
- Select the View menu then Devices by connection
- Expand Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller – 27CB followed by USB Root Hub
- Right click on the USB Composite Device (or USB Human Interface Device if that’s listed instead) and choose Properties and click the Details tab
- This device should have an entry that starts USB\VID_05ac&PID_1000
- Other models
- For each USB Composite Device or USB Human Interface Device right click and choose Properties
- Select the Details tab and see if it has an entry that starts USB\VID_05ac&PID_1000
- If it does proceed to the next step, if not repeat these steps until you do
- MacBook Pro
- Select the Drivers tab for this device
- Press the Update Drivers… button and then select No, not this time and press Next >
- Choose Install from a list of specific location (Advanced) and Next > again
- Choose Don’t search. I will chose the driver to install and Next > yet again
- Do you have the option Apple Bluetooth kicker?
- Yes: Select Apple Bluetooth kicker and press Next >
- No: Press the Have Disk… button then choose the directory C:\Program Files\Macintosh Drivers for Windows XP\BthKicker and press OK
- Agree to Microsoft that you don’t care it’s not signed
- Wait a while whilst it detects the radio and enumerator
- If it asks for bthub.sys or fkicker.exe
- If you had Bluetooth before: You can find them in your windows\system32\drivers and windows\system32 directories respectively
- If you didn’t have Bluetooth before: You can find them on your Windows XP CD-ROM in the i386 directory
Suggestions to Apple…
Remove the Windows drivers from the Boot Camp Assistant and make them separate download.
Personally I’d provide a Windows download that checked the Apple site for the latest drivers for your hardware and just downloaded whats needed. Downloading a 202MB package that includes drivers for graphics cards, network cards and other devices you don’t have is just a real pain – especially when even the drivers you do use haven’t been updated (ATI’s driver between 1.01 and 1.1 haven’t changed).
Now, how about the last missing few drivers… Infra-red/Apple Remote, the backlit keyboard and the Intel hardware monitoring.