Does anyone have any experience trying to get an Apple Cinema HD Display working in Windows 7 x64? Note: This isn't for a Bootcamped Mac, it's for a Dell XPS Laptop.
Is this even possible?
Thanks a lot.
This article over on the Apple KB has links to some driver/software updates for Windows 7, but the drivers are from Bootcamp 3.2
This is the direct link to the Bootcamp drivers for x64.
Even though you are not running a Mac, the Bootcamp drivers will install regardless.
Bootcamp 4 is however available for download (for OSX users only) You should be able to extract the drivers and install them separately, 7-Zip will allow you to extract from DMGs and PKGs
Note, the display should be detected on all machines, however you may have issues with brigthness controls, or using the built in audio without using the Apple drivers.
I use the WinACD drivers from sourceforge.net for my dell laptop connected to my apple cinema display. http://sourceforge.net/projects/winacd/files/WinACD/WinACD-0.4/
Here are my experiences with using a Cinema HD on a non apple system. Not a full solution but it is something.
An Apple Cinema HD display should work on any system that has a DVI-D port. For the 30" and the 27" you will need a dual-link DVI-D port to be able to use the full resolution. I have had mine (a 30") on several systems without problems.
Without drivers, brightness controls on the screen, usb hub and firewire hub should all work. Can only confirm working of brightness and usb-hub myself as I have never had it connected to a PC with firewire. Caveat with brightness is that you won't get the nice brightness setting overlay as this is done in software by OSX.
If you want to have a brightness overlay, you will need a bootcamp CD and don't forget to connect the USB connector of your screen to your system as the brightness controls go over USB.
The drivers are in:
This driver will give you a HID driver for the display which is only half of what you need. You also need to install the bootcamp utility:
After installation and reboot you will get a bootcamp icon in your tray. When you change the brightness of the screen using the controls on the screen your system should now display an overlay. Unfortunatly I haven't succeeded yet in getting into the configuration of the bootcamp utility because it complaints about the startup disk.
There are some settings you could try to tinker with in the registry at