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ghporter Aug 15, 2006 05:54 PM
The RIGHT Firmware
Below are links to the CORRECT firmware needed for your Intel Mac to be able to run Boot Camp.

8/15/06 I only have the iMac and Mac Mini links at this time; please feel free to provide links for any other Intel-based Mac! Thanks!!!

For the Intel-based iMac, use THIS firmware.

For the Intel-based Mac Mini, use THIS firmware.
 
mduell Aug 15, 2006 07:23 PM
It seems like it should be pretty obvious that you want the latest firmware for using BootCamp.

Same version as the two above:
MacBook Pro (early 2006) Firmware Update 1.0.1

Addresses fan and boot issues:
MacBook Pro 15-inch SMC Firmware Update

Addresses fan issues:
MacBook Pro 17-inch SMC Firmware Update
 
ghporter Aug 15, 2006 09:33 PM
Latest, yes. But the SMC firmware doesn't seem to address the EFI/BIOS issue, at least on the iMac and the Mini...

So the MBP firmware you posted IS the "right" firmware for Boot Camp?

When my MBP shows up (it's coming through a third party so I don't know exactly when that will be) I'll be in a position to play with this stuff and stop guessing...
 
mduell Aug 16, 2006 02:11 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by ghporter
Latest, yes. But the SMC firmware doesn't seem to address the EFI/BIOS issue, at least on the iMac and the Mini...
Oh sure, it's just the firmware for the System Management Controller chip, not the whole chipset. That's what the first link is for.
 
cgc Sep 19, 2006 10:12 PM
Wow...this firmware/smc update fixes the slow sata performance on my Mac Pro in Bootcamp (windows XP). Yay!
 
jimbotko Nov 7, 2006 04:36 PM
I have a 20" iMac and have attempted to install both the SMC update AND the firmware update 1.0.1 from 4/17/06, and both say "This computer does not need this update." Yet Boot Camp still tells me that it won't unless I update the firmware. :(
 
CarbonG4 Dec 7, 2006 03:04 PM
Hey all, I'm a little confused if I need to do the EFI and/or SMC firmware updates on my black MacBook Core 2 Duo (brand new, just came yesterday). Here are my current firmware versions:

Boot ROM Version: MB21.00A5.B00
SMC Version: 1.13f3

Do need the EFI 1.0 and the SMC 1.1 updates or am I good to go out of the box? I am wanting to load Bootcamp + XP but I am hung up on this firmware step... I don't want to flash my new system w/ older stuff, and I don't want to continue w/o the updates if I do need them.

Thanks for any info you can give me
Peace
//B
 
frankthetank966 Jan 10, 2007 11:04 PM
anybody have the lates for MB CD?
 
bigfoot92 Oct 27, 2007 11:01 AM
anyone have macbook firmware
 
ghporter Oct 27, 2007 10:23 PM
All these firmwares are on Apple's site. You have to look for them, but they're there. So to make things a bit easier, look here to start.
 
infitom Feb 12, 2008 10:45 AM
Windows XP on Macbook Air
If I Could find the Bootcamp Firmware for the Air, I could install XP without a CD drive.,

The BOOTCAMP installer can repartition the drive, but will not install without the CD directly connected.

I've created a bootable USB drive using the HP USB Format Utility, formatted it for DOS and copied the Windows XP cd to it. Then I installed REFIT to choose to boot from it. If I can boot to DOS on that partition, I could run WINNT32.exe and install.

Unfortunately REFIT says that it is booting in legacy mode, and the KB article (rEFIt - Documentation - Legacy Booting: Not Found Error) says I need a firmware update for the Air.

Unfortunately, I don't see how BOOTCAMP installs it, and I cannot find an external update. I've googled everywhere.

Argh!

Any help you might have would be appreciated.
 
Person Man Feb 26, 2008 11:33 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by infitom (Post 3600668)
Unfortunately REFIT says that it is booting in legacy mode, and the KB article (rEFIt - Documentation - Legacy Booting: Not Found Error) says I need a firmware update for the Air.

Unfortunately, I don't see how BOOTCAMP installs it, and I cannot find an external update. I've googled everywhere.
There is no firmware update for the MacBook Air, and there probably won't be one that will solve your issue. Even Apple says that you can't use Boot Camp on a MacBook Air without a SuperDrive attached.
 
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