Alum macbook driver cd?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Pjoseph, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Pjoseph macrumors member

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    I recently installed windows xp using boot camp. I need to install the mac drivers now, but not sure where to find them.

    Does the macbook come with a cd with the drivers?

    if it does not what is the easiest way to get them, I need them on a cd since when i boot up in windows i can not connect to the internet which i am guessing is due to the missing drivers.

    Thanks
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Put in the Install DVD that came with your Mac (the gray ones).
    The drivers are on there.
     
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    You can also download the drivers from the Apple downloads site.
     
  4. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    They are also on the Snow leopard Upgrade DVD too
     
  5. Pjoseph thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok so I tried both CD's mentioned above with no luck.

    I tried to install the drivers both automatically and manually.

    When i do it manually it says :
    select the manufacturer and model of your hardware device and click next
    this is for the cd drive driver.
    How do i find out which one to select.

    thanks
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    Do you want to to do this via the Hardware Manager?

    As far as I know (and I only installed Windows five to six times on an Intel Mac), yo insert the DVD and then, if it does not autostart, go to the CD/DVD drive via Explorer (file manager) and start the setup yourself. That will take care of things.

    To do that via Hardware Manager is a pain in the asymmetric photons.
     
  7. Pjoseph thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I am guessing this gets done while in windows mode.
    which dvd i have 2, mac os x and applications install?

    thanks
     
  8. spinnerlys Guest

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    Yes, this gets done in Windows, as Mac OS X can't install Windows drivers onto Windows and vice versa.

    I think it is DVD 1 (Mac OS X), but if not, you could try DVD 2 (Applications) to make sure.
     
  9. Pjoseph thread starter macrumors member

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    I am begining to think that when running in windows that it can not even read the CD drive. I can see the CD but it can not find anything not sure what the problem is.

    When i put the cd in running in mac mode it opens up with the install menu but not in windows.

    i am thinking i may start the entire process again from the begining.

    what is the easiest way to start this over do i need to unistall windows and delete the partion i created if yes how do i go about it.
    thanks

    pete
     

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