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    Boot Camp 1.4 vs. 1.2

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    Boot Camp 1.4 vs. 1.2
    I was wondering I have XP and boot camp working and everything but I just noticed that boot camp is now 1.4, I have version 1.2. Does this make a difference? Is the 1.4 really better than the 1.2 version. If i want to update it, does it mean that i have to reinstall Windows again?

    Thanks for reading.

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    Boot Camp 1.4 vs. 1.2
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    No, you won't have to reinstall Windows. It'll update the Boot Camp Assistant and you can get all the benefits by making a new driver disc and installing that while in Windows.

    Boot Camp 1.3 offered the following updates:

    * 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

    And version 1.4b has the following updates:

    * 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

    So pretty much 1.4 offers some fixes and improvements over previous versions. If you find that you need any of those features, then go ahead and upgrade. I personally think you should simply for the updated drivers.

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    Boot Camp 1.4 vs. 1.2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kash View Post
    No, you won't have to reinstall Windows. It'll update the Boot Camp Assistant and you can get all the benefits by making a new driver disc and installing that while in Windows.

    Boot Camp 1.3 offered the following updates:

    * 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

    And version 1.4b has the following updates:

    * 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

    So pretty much 1.4 offers some fixes and improvements over previous versions. If you find that you need any of those features, then go ahead and upgrade. I personally think you should simply for the updated drivers.
    Hmm, isn't it interesting that they are exactly the same in every way?

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    Boot Camp 1.4 vs. 1.2
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    Quote Originally Posted by smurfy View Post
    Hmm, isn't it interesting that they are exactly the same in every way?
    In terms of features, I wouldn't expect too many changes, but since this is a beta, most of the changes are just bug fixes.
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    Boot Camp 1.4 vs. 1.2

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    Nevermind I know how to do it.

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    Boot Camp 1.4 vs. 1.2
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    there are some fixes and upgrades
    there is now a bootcamp control pannel
    the brightness, sound, etc keys now work without pressing FN
    but does anyone know if it fixed the idle standby or time bug?

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