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zen

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I'm installing Windows 7 on an early 2008 iMac. Using Boot Camp assistant, it's now downloading windows drivers, but the progress bar hasn't moved from about 20% for the last hour or so.

There doesn't seem to be any other way of downloading the drivers - have I done something incorrect, or does the download just take hours and hours?
 

igucl

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Oct 11, 2003
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If I recall correctly, the drivers you need are already included in the Boot Camp package on the Mac OS X install disc. You shouldn't need to download anything initially.

The downloads would come later to update Windows after you have it set up.
 

zen

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If I recall correctly, the drivers you need are already included in the Boot Camp package on the Mac OS X install disc. You shouldn't need to download anything initially.

The downloads would come later to update Windows after you have it set up.

There is no install disc for Lion.
 

zen

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I have a Snow Leopard disc somewhere - so, if I put that in when Windows/Boot Camp asks for the drivers, it might work? And even then, I can just update from within Windows anyway?
 

igucl

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Oct 11, 2003
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I have a Snow Leopard disc somewhere - so, if I put that in when Windows/Boot Camp asks for the drivers, it might work? And even then, I can just update from within Windows anyway?

I believe that will work as long as your computer wasn't shipped after Snow Leopard.

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My MacBook is currently running Lion on the Mac partition, but it's running Windows 7 using the drivers from the Snow Leopard disc on the Windows partition.

So, I don't see why it wouldn't work.
 
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