Boot Camp updated to support Apple Studio Display

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Intel Mac users who run Windows on their Mac can now update the drivers in Boot Camp to enable support for Apple's Studio Display.




Apple updates Boot Camp periodically to introduce support for new hardware, along with typical compatibility and performance improvements. In a March update of the software, Apple has enabled Boot Camp to work with the new Studio Display.

The update that brings Boot Camp to version 6.1.17, spotted by Reddit, introduces two key elements of support. First, it adds compatibility for the Studio Display, ensuring Intel Mac users running Windows can still use the monitor without any issue.

The update also includes AMD graphics driver updates, changes that will be especially useful for eGPU users.

Boot Camp, Apple's software for running Windows on Mac hardware, is available to use on Intel-based Macs. Apple Silicon Macs can run Windows within a virtual machine in macOS, meaning support for the Studio Display will be available by default so long as macOS is up to date.

While the Studio Display will work on Windows desktops, macOS-specific features like Center Stage for the webcam won't function.

Read on AppleInsider

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  • Reply 1 of 8
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,453member
    A little surprised they bothered.
    lkruppwatto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 8
    Even as an inveterate Mac user who only uses windows when I have to… would it *kill* them to just put it out as a general windows driver?
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 8
    Windows for ARM will run in a virtual machine on an Apple Silicon machine. 

    You CAN’T run Intel based Windows on such machine (unless it runs in an Emulator which is non-native, buggy, and slow)

    watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 8
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 10,557member
    jayweiss said:
    Windows for ARM will run in a virtual machine on an Apple Silicon machine. 

    You CAN’T run Intel based Windows on such machine (unless it runs in an Emulator which is non-native, buggy, and slow)

    Which is basically useless for those who want to run real Windows apps. Face reality, Windows on the Mac is dead unless Microsoft cooperates. Microsoft could make it happen but they show no sign of doing so.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 8
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,453member
    jayweiss said:
    Windows for ARM will run in a virtual machine on an Apple Silicon machine. 

    You CAN’T run Intel based Windows on such machine (unless it runs in an Emulator which is non-native, buggy, and slow)
    What's buggy about it?  Everything I've heard suggests that it works well, albeit performance limited.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 8
    elijahgelijahg Posts: 2,781member
    I wish they’d add TPM 2.0 support in the Intel Mac firmware so Windows 11 would work properly. Some people do actually need to use x86 Windows programs that have no Mac equivalent. 
  • Reply 7 of 8
    22july201322july2013 Posts: 3,620member
    lkrupp said:
    jayweiss said:
    Windows for ARM will run in a virtual machine on an Apple Silicon machine. 

    You CAN’T run Intel based Windows on such machine (unless it runs in an Emulator which is non-native, buggy, and slow)

    Which is basically useless for those who want to run real Windows apps. Face reality, Windows on the Mac is dead unless Microsoft cooperates. Microsoft could make it happen but they show no sign of doing so.
    How could Microsoft "make it happen" when they have an exclusive contract with Qualcomm that its ARM version of Windows will run only on Qualcomm's ARM chips.

    https://www.extremetech.com/computing/329311-report-windows-on-arm-is-exclusive-to-qualcomm-but-not-for-much-longer <--
    elijahgwatto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 8
    cgWerkscgWerks Posts: 2,952member
    Not seeing much talk about this among eGPU folks... maybe because like me, they are too scared to install it and see if their rig still works?
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