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jamesmcd
Mar 2, 2012, 07:47 PM
Title says it all. I've naturally got version 5.0 of the Boot Camp utility, and when I try to download drivers in order to install Windows, I get the following about 10% of the way:

Can't install Windows Support Software because it is not currently available from the Software Update server.

Does Apple have a manual download of the version 4.0 drivers?

Edit: Seems like this isn't limited to 10.8, but rather people have been talking about this for a few months :S



upsguy27
Mar 2, 2012, 08:08 PM
I had the same problem, I had to download the Boot Camp package manually, extract the .pkg with Pacifist, mount the WindowsSupport.dmg and copy it to a flash drive.

Here's the link: http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/54/00/041-0694/sq2RLp7XVNQzRG8qdpsq9sj4pHsgXkgPYg/BootCampESD.pkg

jamesmcd
Mar 2, 2012, 08:25 PM
Thanks. I just tried to download it on my older iMac that's running 10.6, but still no luck. How could such an issue go unaddressed for so long? Random...

Peace
Mar 2, 2012, 08:35 PM
I had the same problem, I had to download the Boot Camp package manually, extract the .pkg with Pacifist, mount the WindowsSupport.dmg and copy it to a flash drive.

Here's the link: http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/54/00/041-0694/sq2RLp7XVNQzRG8qdpsq9sj4pHsgXkgPYg/BootCampESD.pkg

Are you sure that's the bootcamp drivers for 10.8 ? Or is it just the current version.

jamesmcd
Mar 2, 2012, 08:36 PM
But these are just Windows drivers... isn't the 10.8 installation fairly irrelevant?

upsguy27
Mar 2, 2012, 10:10 PM
Are you sure that's the bootcamp drivers for 10.8 ? Or is it just the current version.

It's the latest Boot Camp drivers from Apple. Non-10.8 exclusive.

But these are just Windows drivers... isn't the 10.8 installation fairly irrelevant?

What do you mean? You mean installing the .pkg under OS X?