Do I have to have the Leopard Disc to install Windows?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by 152pilot, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. 152pilot macrumors newbie

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    I've been wanting to install XP on my MBP for a while, so I could play games, and started the process tonight. But as soon as I started reading up on what to do, I noticed that I need to have the Leopard disc that came with my MBP so that I can load the drivers for Windows once I get it installed.

    Is there any way around this? Could I possibly burn the necessary drivers to a disc and just use those from there?

    I left my Leopard disc in the box my MBP came in, and they're in Denver -- right now I'm in the Middle East and won't be back to the states until Christmas, but I really want to get XP loaded up. Thanks for the help
     
  2. Macbook noob macrumors newbie

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    I just recently put vista 64bit on my new MBP and i had to use the OS X CD to install bootcamp onto the vista partition. Without bootcamp on the vista side, it wont register the apple specific hardware on the computer, including wifi. As to if you can burn a cd with bootcamp on it, i doubt it for that the bootcamp CD's are specifically made for each computer they come with i believe. I base this conclusion off of the fact that the back lit keyboard and ambient light sensors are MB/MBP specific and they started to work after i installed boot camp. GL though, maybe there is a bootcamp thing you could dl.
     
  3. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    You might try finding someone with the leopard disk and that used BootCamp to send you the files.

    They can load the disk into their Windows partition and copy the files into a .zip and email them to you.
     
  4. kmaute macrumors 6502

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    The bootcamp drivers can be found online if you search... Not sure if d/l large files is possible in your location. Check around the net and you should be able to find them.
     

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