I have what some might consider an odd setup for my work laptop. I run Windows 7 64-bit on a new 15″ MacBook Pro. I attempted to run Mac OS X for a while but I found I was too dependent on the Microsoft Office Suite to be really effective so I switched over. I almost never boot into OS X.
This morning, Apple asked me to update to Boot Camp 3.2. They promised several critical bug fixes which sounded good to me since I have had some problems with this setup. I did the update and there was seemingly no problem, so I did not think twice about it. That was until I tried to open PowerPoint. Whenever I would try to edit a slide, PowerPoint would crash. I spent about an hour trying to figure out what was wrong. I opened different slides, I ran Office diagnostics, I rebooted. I came up empty.
Lucky for me, I remembered about the Boot Camp update this morning. Also lucky was that I had a recent restore point saved from last Friday. Even further luck was that I even opened up PowerPoint today since it is something I use often but not everyday. After doing the System Restore, PowerPoint worked great. I then went to reinstall Boot Camp 3.2 and once again PowerPoint death.
So there you have it. Do not install Boot Camp 3.2 if you need to use PowerPoint. Since I am assuming most of the people who need to run Windows on a Mac do so for Microsoft Office Products my suggestion is that you don’t do the update.