Can I install Boot Camp using the Dell Drivers and Utilities DVD?

Amazee Dayzee

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 27, 2011
I ask because I thought I could, but it freezes up when it restarts only giving me a "Working…" screen. Am I doing something wrong?


macrumors 603
Oct 31, 2010
Hamilton, Ontario
jessica is correct when you buy a dell the OS comes pre-installed and the disc they provide is to restore that computer to factory, its not a full verison of windows


macrumors 6502a
Mar 12, 2014
the dell disk install is looking for dell hardware. They burn information in the firmware and your install disk is looking for that. I know with server line serial is burned in as I do not activate a fresh server wakes up after install all done and activated not typjng in a key.

Best you can do, windows 7/server 2008 and below as I have not done windows 8/server 2012, is get a virtual to fire up off the install disk. Activation may not work however. I do this for quick and easy testing and do not want to burn a license from our bulk corp license numbers. Basic vm....test something...and ditch it after. Guess whatever hardware vm software presents to client good enough to run for a bit. I do this with dell hardware clients as well so maybe it greases the wheels.