my macbook doesnt have boot camp assistant - please help

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    i got a macbook as an early christmas present around this time last year - the update logs say it got a bunch on 1st Dec '07, so i presume that's when i first used it. it's a 13 inch, white, 2.2Ghz intel core 2 duo macbook with 1Gb of memory, currently running 10.5.5, and started off with leopard, plus i have the install disks that came with it.

    i recently got a copy of XP off a friend who found he didnt need it, and wanted to install it on my macbook, but after finding out how to, i found that boot camp assistant was missing. i checked the apple website, and it said that this was the case with a few of the late 2007 macbooks, and all i needed to do was insert install disk 1, and use BootCamp.pkg to install it. so, i tried to, but couldnt find BootCamp.pkg, despite searching everywhere for it. i also tried doing the bundled package install (all the programs, just not the operating system) but that still didnt work. all the info i can find says that you can only get boot camp with leopard, but i can't afford to shell out £85 for a new copy. i even tried downloading the old beta off the internet as a stopgap, but as it's expired, that won't work either.

    can anyone help me?
     
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    spinnerlys

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    Since you didn't find the Boot Camp installer on the DVDs or on the web, you could go to the Apple Store where you bought the machine and ask for a replacement DVD or DVDs.

    Otherwise only the black market of Torrents can help you.
     
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    GfulDedFan

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    If you have Leopard, you should have BootCamp Assistant. Did you open Spotlight (command-spacebar) and type Boot..... (by the time you type "boot" it should show the application as the top hit)
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @GfulDedFan - that was one of the first things i tried, but all i got was the dictionary definition.

    @spinnerlys - thanks for the advice, i'm pretty sure it was originally ordered over the internet, but i know there are a few apple shops shops near where i live, so i'll try one of them.
     
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    alphaod

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    First off you must have Leopard.

    Now that said, Boot Camp Assistant should be in the Utilities folder. The BootCamp installer on the Install DVD #1, is to install drivers after you install Windows.
     

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