bootcamp question..

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

  1. dfusion- macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2010
    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


    Sep 9, 2010
    Manchester, UK
    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!!!


  3. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

    Mar 18, 2010
    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

    Oct 24, 2007
    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


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    It shouldn't matter. You should install them, then download the bootcamp 3.2 update from apple's site.
  6. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

    Dr McKay

    Aug 11, 2010
    Get the drivers from the Manufacturers website. The drivers on the Snow Leopard disk are usually out of date.
  7. TheFarmer macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2011
    ^ This.

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