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Mid-2013 MacBook Air Firmware Update Addresses Win 7/8 Boot Camp Issue

11 October 2013 363 views No Comment

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Call it an “ah ha” moment. The latest Mid-2013 MacBook Air Firmware Update fixes a very specific issue, one with a very familiar ring. In fact, Apple released a firmware update for the same issue in the recently released Haswell iMacs.

MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.7 (download)
— Recommended for MacBook Air (mid 2013) models, requires OS X 10.8.5
— 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
— Also ensures that the system will boot by default into OS X after installation of Windows 8

Back on October 2, Apple pushed firmware updates for most recent MacBooks, including 2012 and 2013 Airs, that fixed a battery issue.

So, is it now safe to buy a 2013 MacBook Air? Aside from a few lingering issues, like FaceTime camera and Windows-specific wifi problems, the answer appears to be yes.

Then again, if you live charmed Mac life like me, these issues never seem to pop up…

What’s your take?

Image: Tested

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