Downloading Windows drivers in Boot Camp hangs

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by zen, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. zen macrumors 68000

    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?
     
  2. igucl macrumors 6502a

    igucl

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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.
     
  3. zen thread starter macrumors 68000

    zen

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    There is no install disc for Lion.
     
  4. igucl macrumors 6502a

    igucl

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    :eek: Oh yeah. Oops.

    I used the Snow Leopard disc. I guess I'm not current with the new methods.
     
  5. zen thread starter macrumors 68000

    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?
     
  6. igucl macrumors 6502a

    igucl

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    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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