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Boot Camp 1.4 Beta

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More and more people are buying and loving Macs. To make this choice simply irresistible, Apple will include technology in the next major release of Mac OS X, Leopard, that lets you install and run the Windows XP operating system on your Mac. Called Boot Camp, you can download a public beta today.

It lets you install Windows XP or Vista (32-bit) without moving your Mac data, though you will need to bring your own copy to the table, as Apple Computer does not sell or support Microsoft Windows. Boot Camp will burn a CD of all the required drivers for Windows so you don’t have to scrounge around the Internet looking for them.

Once you’ve completed Boot Camp, simply hold down the option key at startup to choose between Mac OS X and Windows. (That’s the “alt” key for you longtime Windows users.) After starting up, your Mac runs Windows completely natively. Simply restart to come back to Mac.

Architecture: x86 (Intel)

Mac OS X 10.4.6 - 10.4.11

Change computer date back to 2007 to install.


muttztfz's picture
by muttztfz - 2020, July 6 - 10:31am

Is this for Leopard? Compatibility listed as Tiger only Sad

FYI, Leopard includes Boot Camp on the Installation DVD, as does Snow Leopard. Later (newer) versions of Boot Camp were available for download from Apple and had support for more than one version of OS X/macOS. The older versions were, if I recall correctly, only for one specific version of Mac OS X, so it seems ot be a good idea to use the one from the Installation DVD.
For Tiger, since it was beta software, it was not included on the DVD. Also, after the beta test period was over, Apple discontinued it (which is why the clock has to be set to 2007 to get it installed) and it cannot be downloaded any more from Apple directly. Therefore: thanks for preserving it here!

Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2016, July 15 - 8:15am

Is this for Leopard? Compatibility listed as Tiger only

I do not know if the v1.4 beta also works with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. But I think you should better use the final release v2 of Boot Camp that was released with Leopard or a later release.

One point for this version is that it supplies an option for the "startup volume" control for easy booting into the Windows partition which works in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. The final release v2 and later do not supply it anymore for Mac OS X 1.4 Tiger.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2016, July 15 - 5:07am

Is this for Leopard? Compatibility listed as Tiger only Sad

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, July 14 - 9:58pm

@PedroPauloR98: There is nothing wrong with your upload, its fine. The problems DL'ing the file were network related at the time. These have since been cleared.

fogWraith's picture
by fogWraith - 2016, July 14 - 2:41pm

I've been rolling some service restarts if you've been trying to upload/download recently, next service config reloads will be this weekend.

PedroPauloR98's picture
by PedroPauloR98 - 2016, July 14 - 2:31pm

I tested this on a Late 2006 iMac before uploading. I'm also having issues downloading larger files from here (AppleWorks 6.2.4 CD). I can upload this to Mega if necessary.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, July 13 - 11:13pm

I attempted to upload my copy of this to the page too, but the upload slowed to a halt at around 15%... had to abort.

fogWraith's picture
by fogWraith - 2016, July 13 - 1:30pm

I'll have a look when I get off from work, I do know that I'm pulling a whole lot of bandwidth from the server currently, and have been for the last day or two... transferring essential backups.

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2016, July 13 - 10:26am

Same here comrades, with the server not so far away.
Foggy posted somewhere else that a fibre wire was damaged in his country, maybe thats why?

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MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, July 13 - 9:42am

@mrdav: Cool and thanks. I got up to 180MB DL'd at one stage Tongue

Speeds here went down to 3KB per sec at times before it gave up. Network issues somewhere I guess... No worries, it looks like the file is OK which is the main thing.

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2016, July 13 - 9:30am

I managed to download it OK (364.1 MB on my HD and mounts OK). Yes the DL slows to a crawl but finally finished.

Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2016, July 13 - 8:29am

Please go ahead if you got a copy that is OK.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, July 13 - 4:06am

Anyone else having trouble DL'ing this archive? I get around 32MB downloaded when speed slows to crawl and then exits with a file sized approx. 35MB... No errors reported, but file is fubar.

[Edit] No luck here so far... tried different browsers and networks, file size fluctuates but inevitably fails.

Then... found I have this archived from years ago, so if the file above is damaged (not just network problems at my end) I can upload my copy.

Protocol 7's picture
by Protocol 7 - 2016, July 12 - 10:10pm

Note that there's a timebomb in the beta so set your system date back to before the end of 2007. I haven't used this in a long time so I can't remember if the timebomb is only in the installer or the Assistant as well. I know that once you have Windows installed the expiry date doesn't matter.

Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2016, July 12 - 8:50am

Thank you very much! I could not find this anymore on the internet. Now it is saved for the future. It might be of historical interest.