Apple Updates Boot Camp to Support Studio Display

Apple this week released an update for Boot Camp, its solution for running Windows on Intel-based Macs, to support the newly-launched Studio Display.

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Boot Camp Update 6.1.17, released to the public earlier this week, adds support for the Studio Display and updates drivers for AMD and Intel GPUs. To update to the latest Boot Camp drivers, users need to navigate to the Start menu in Windows and open the Apple Software Update app.

When connected to any Windows system, the Studio Display's Center Stage, True Tone, and Spatial Audio functionality will be unavailable, as will any features that require firmware updates. The webcam, speakers, and USB-C ports will continue to function, but much like the Pro Display XDR, the Studio Display works best with macOS.

Macs powered by ‌Apple silicon do not officially support Windows and there is no Boot Camp feature like there is on Intel Macs, meaning that the update will only benefit the minority of users who have purchased the new Studio Display but have an older, non-Apple silicon based system with Boot Camp set up. Microsoft has declined to make a version of Windows 11 available for Apple's M1 series of Macs that are built on an Arm architecture, potentially due to an exclusivity deal with Qualcomm.

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Isentropic Avatar
9 months ago
This is why I am keeping my 12 yr. old 24 in. Cinema Display (just fixed it by replacing the LCD last week for $120 - in hindsight, completely worth it vs $1599 for new Studio display that has 90% the same functionality). Works great on Boot Camp/Windows and MacOS. Plus, it was designed in the era when it had engineering/product development oversight from Steve Jobs. Hope it lasts the next decade. إن شاء الله مَا شَاءَ ٱللَّٰهُ

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Kylo83 Avatar
9 months ago
I miss bootcamp
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gank41 Avatar
9 months ago
I hate that Apple mocks me by still including the BootCamp app on my M1 machine, and even crafting a nice compatibility error at launch. Thanks!
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ct2k7 Avatar
9 months ago
I wonder how long Apple will support Boot Camp after the AS migration?

I mean, it’s nice they’re doing this, but it has an expiration date
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Marbles1 Avatar
9 months ago
Great news. Good to see updates for bootcamp. Most Mac users are Intel users.
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InuNacho Avatar
9 months ago

When Apple announced Apple Silicon they mentioned the usage figures for Bootcamp had fallen dramatically over the years. My guess is there just isn't enough demand to warrant the effort.
Ah yes, the neo-classic Apple "Less people use it so lets get rid of it entirely" spiel.
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