Boot Camp: Apple's refreshed MacBook Pro and Air models Windows 7 only

Summary:According to an Apple support note released Friday, the new MacBook Pro models and the recently refreshed MacBook Air won't support Windows XP and Windows Vista.

According to an Apple support note released Friday, the new MacBook Pro models and the recently refreshed MacBook Air won't support Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Note: Windows XP and Vista drivers are not supplied for these computers and are not supported.

The site says Book Camp will support 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, or Windows 7 Ultimate. If you''re running Window XP or Vista on an older Mac and are moving up to one the new notebooks, then you will have to put a Windows upgrade into your budget.

Window 7 running on Boot Camp requires:

-An optical drive (MacBook Air computers require an external optical disc drive to install Windows 7). -A blank CD or USB storage device to contain the Windows Drivers created by the Boot Camp Assistant. -For 32-bit versions of Windows, at least 16 GB of free space. -For 64-bit versions of Windows, at least 20 GB of free space. -Boot Camp Assistant, which is pre-installed in /Applications/Utilities/ -An authentic, 32-bit or 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate disc.

Topics: Apple, Hardware, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software, Windows

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David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years. In the recent past, he founded Ziff-Davis' Storage Supersite, served as news editor for Ziff Davis Internet and held several executive editorial positions at eWEEK. In the 1990s, David was editor of Ziff Davis' award-winning MacWEEK news publication a... Full Bio

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