Haswell MacBook Airs get Boot Camp firmware fix

Firmware update fixes Boot Camp issue on mid 2013 MacBook Air

Apple on Thursday posted EFI Firmware Update 2.7, an update aimed specifically at new MacBook Air models made since mid-2013 (that is, the ones equipped with "Haswell" processors).

This update addresses an issue which may cause a black screen to appear when installing Windows 7 or Windows 8 using Boot Camp Assistant if both an external optical drive and USB thumb drive are connected to the system. This update also ensures that the system will boot by default into OS X after installation of Windows 8.

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Peter Cohen

Mac Managing Editor of iMore and weekend Apple Product Professional at a local independent Apple reseller. Follow him on Twitter @flargh

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Haswell MacBook Airs get Boot Camp firmware fix

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Bootcamp has never worked for me on my 13" macbook pro ret (Late 2012) always crashes after the 1st few pages of the assistant.