BootCamp 3.1 update downloads as an .exe file

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by nowtrams, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. nowtrams macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2010
    I got a Macbook Pro for Christmas this year and it came with Boot Camp Assistant version 3.0.1. I haven't used yet because I bought Windows 7 to install but 3.0.1 only lists XP and Vista in the introduction that pops up when Boot Camp Assistant is opened.
    I ran 'Software Update...' which didn't come up with any updates for Boot Camp.
    I went to and downloaded "Boot Camp Software Update 3.1 for Windows 32 bit" and it downloaded as "BootCamp_3.1_32-bit.exe".
    When I double-click the desktop icon the file opens in TextEdit and I don't know what application I might otherwise open it with. There was no 'open with/save file' prompt when I first tried to download it so tried right clicking the download button but it treated it as a link.
    Any suggestions?
  2. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2006
    Birmingham, UK
    You will need to either burn this file to CD or put it on a memory stick. Reboot into Windows then run the exe from the CD or the memory stick to upgrade the drivers.

    Hope this helps

  3. mistraldk macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2009
    found it..
  4. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    After you have partitioned your Macbook's hard drive using Boot Camp Assistant. Just put in your Windows 7 disk and press the Option key as you reboot your Macbook and then select the Windows disk. After it has installed plug in your memory stick or put in your preburned disk with the boot camp 3.1 package. It should install, then just reboot the computer again holding down the Option key and select Windows. Everything should be fine.
  5. aresinferno macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2008
    Or just install the OS and put the Leopard / Snow leopard disk in to load the old bootcamp drivers and then download it on the windows side / transfer it over using some kind of NTFS reading app from the Mac side.
    I don't think you can just install 3.1 without first installing 3.0.

    Tip: Bootcamp assistant != bootcamp.

    The bootcamp assistant lets you create the partition which you can then install the OS on. The actual bootcamp drivers are on the windows side with a windows installer (exe).
  6. nowtrams thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2010

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