Do I need ORIGINAL Mac OS X Disc after Windows Installation?

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  1. bpez9197 macrumors newbie

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    So I just finished installing Windows 7 on my MPB and I need to install Mac drives but I realize my Mac OS X Disc is in my college storage (Illinois) I'm in NY. Is it possible to download files from a torrent (putting it on a DVD etc..) or should I just call apple to get new one?
     
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    You can buy or borrow Snow Leopard if you are running it
     
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    Isn't that just an updater for Boot Camp 3.0?

    Yup. Find anyone where you are who has a retail Snow Leopard disc and borrow that. Note that the Boot Camp drivers are on a separate partition on the CD so just getting a torrent of an OS X install disc won't usually get you the drivers. They are not hard to find, but do you really want to trust some random source for key drivers for your Mac?

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  5. bpez9197 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all, I'm running Leopard 10.5.8 so I am guessing the same applies. I'm going to try this now. Quick question, if I download the Boot Camp upgrade will I need to reinstall windows again?
     
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    Correct. He will need to either use the Leopard drivers temporarily or find a Snow Leopard retail disc or Snow Leopard disc that came with someone else's Mac, which will also work.
     
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    Personally, I think the $29 SL upgrade is worth it, if just for the updated Boot Camp drivers...

    I know there was a link somewhere that described pulling individual drivers out of Apple's installers...

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