do you need mac os x driver disk for lion when installing Win 7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Cyberman86, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Cyberman86 macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2011
    i just received my macbook pro 15" I7
    It didn't come with a mac os x disk, i called apple and they said that Lion doesn't come with an installation disk, So if i want to install windows 7 trough boot camp how am i going to install the Mac os x drivers for windows 7 ?? or it does it automatically?
  2. wpotere Guest

    Oct 7, 2010
    When you run bootcamp it will prompt you to make a CD with the drivers on it.
  3. Cyberman86 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2011
    I installed windows 7 now, should i enable the windows updates? can install windows updates after i installed bootcamp drivers or there's no need for that?
  4. wpotere Guest

    Oct 7, 2010
    No, you will need to install the updates and install some AV as well. Treat this as you would any other Windows install.
  5. Cyberman86 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2011
    Do you know why whenever i restart the computer it boots directly to windows and not mac os x?

    in order to boot into mac i have to press option and then choose mac osx.
    I want it to go directly to mac os x and if i want to windows i can always press option button.
  6. logana macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    Bootcamp assistant changes the default startup disc to the Windows partition. Now that you have finished installing Win 7 go to system preferences on the Mac OS side and click on startup disc - select the Mac OSX disc and then exit. You don't need to restart unless you want to prove it works.

    Now when you startup it will start in OSX and as you say if you want to startup Win 7 just hold the option key as it starts up.

    Easy ..........
  7. scott.peterson4 macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2010
    I have Lion installed on my MacBook and just installed Windows 7 via bootcamp on my machine. I need to install the proper drivers. I downloaded the drivers to a disc when using Boot Camp Assistant, but I get error messages when I try to install them in Windows. I do not have my Snow Leopard install disc. Any help would be much appreciated!

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