Do the Boot Camp drivers come on the OEM Leopard disc for MacBook Pros?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by SoybeanStasher, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. SoybeanStasher macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2008
    Am I insane, or does the Leopard installation disc that comes with the Late 2008 MacBook Pro not contain the Boot Camp drivers? I installed Windows Vista successfully, but if I try to insert the Leopard DVD, it just gets spit out again.
  2. chaveezy macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2008
    The drivers are on that disk, I just installed Windows 7 successfully yesterday with a lot of hassle, it's not an easy task getting everything to work in 7, especially the wireless network card, but I just wrote a post that has the links for the realtek audio device and Broadcom wireless drivers in it.

    If I remember correctly, once you put in the Mac OSX (DISK 1) cd, when in Windows, the setup automatically runs, but in case it doesn't, just follow your Bootcamp installation instructions. There is also an updated Bootcamp file, 2.1, it's like 280 megs though, so I just downloaded it in MAC, put it on a thumb drive and transferred it over. If you have a problem with any drivers, try that first.

    let me know if you need any help.
  3. SoybeanStasher thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2008
    I ended up downloading an older version of the Bootcamp drivers, and that allowed the optical drive to work, which allowed me to read the Leopard disc and install the newer drivers.

    I have no idea why Windows wasn't able to use the optical drive with its own driver, but that's just my luck I guess.

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