bootcamp question..

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dfusion-, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. dfusion- macrumors member

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    quick question.

    if your orginal macbook came with leopard, and later you bought the snow leopard CD. And after you have install windows XP on bootcamp, do you use the leopard CD ( that came with the box ) or the snow leopard CD to instal the drivers??

    thanx :)
     
  2. DarkVinda macrumors regular

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    either will do - but the one's that came with your macbook should have only the drivers you need

    where as the SL disc will attempt to install everything or have multiple drivers!!!


    Vinda

     
  3. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    Use the Snow Leopard disc. Newer drivers = better performance. It won't install any extra drivers since it's only going to install what's necessary for your hardware.

    As a side note, I assume you're installing XP because that's all you have. If you have any way of installing Windows 7, I'd highly recommend it over XP. So much better...
     
  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    either will work. At the end of the day you'll want to run the Apple Software update and get the latest (3.2?) pack anyway.
     
  5. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It shouldn't matter. You should install them, then download the bootcamp 3.2 update from apple's site.
     
  6. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    Get the drivers from the Manufacturers website. The drivers on the Snow Leopard disk are usually out of date.
     
  7. TheFarmer macrumors 6502

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    ^ This.
     

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