windows support software bootcamp problem

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by crazy$hark, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    crazy$hark

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    #1
    When I use bootcamp it asks me to install windows support software (either through the internet or using the CD that came with my mac). I don't have the CD and it fails to download through the internet (says that windows support software in not available). So i was wondering if I could run windows (bootcamp) without the windows support software and what difference will that make?
     
  2. Moderator

    balamw

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Location:
    New England
    #2
    Here's a manual approach to getting the drivers direct from Apple.

    Right at the end of the "extract boot camp drivers" thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=892725 there are a few links to the Software Update XML file as well as the relevant BootCampESD.pkg files.

    Under OS X, download one of the PKG files.

    Then run the PKG file you downloaded.

    This will create a DMG file in "/Library/Application Support/BootCamp"

    Mount that DMG file (double click) and copy its contents over to a flash drive, DVD or other file system that Windows can read.

    Then proceed as usual...

    B
     
  3. crazy$hark, Jul 16, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2011

    thread starter macrumors regular

    crazy$hark

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    #3
    when I try and run the .pkg file it says installation failed
    could you please give me the link to the correct .pkg file (I have a MacBook Pro 13" Mid 2009)
     
  4. Moderator

    balamw

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Location:
    New England
    #4
    You might have to use the version for your version of OS X.

    i.e. Don't try installing the Lion pkg on Snow Leopard. ;)

    B
     
  5. crazy$hark, Jul 16, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2011

    thread starter macrumors regular

    crazy$hark

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    #5

Share This Page