How to install drivers without leopard disc?

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  1. DJJONES macrumors 6502

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    i currently have a new mbp. bought early 2008.

    my problem is i installed xp and i cant get online etc.
    so im sure i need the drivers to fix this problem but i dont have the leopard disc currently on me i am away.
    is there any where or place i can download these drivers burn them to disc and install the drivers in xp.

    http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/bootcampupdate21forwindowsxp.html
    i downloaded that burned it to a disc.
    tried using the exe but i didnt even open or do anything in xp.

    im using 10.5.4 with bootcamp and xp 32bit professional installed.
    i just want to be able to hop online thru xp to start downloading and organizing my programs on xp asap. thanks.
     
  2. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Pop in the Leopard disc on another PC with a DVD drive...copy the drivers folder to the desktop, then download the newer Bootcam 2.1 drivers and burn both directories to a new CD/DVD.
     
  3. wgilles macrumors 6502

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    He said he doesn't have his leopard disc on him

    Download this
    http://dl.btjunkie.org/torrent/Driv...e1196f6025929bfde68bcaae648b/download.torrent

    You need a torrent downloader program to download it after you download the .torrent file, so download this, it's free and good:
    http://www.transmissionbt.com/download.php
     
  4. DJJONES thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    Do those drivers work with a 2.5GHz Penryn? I thought there were new drivers needed for just about every new revision of MacBook Pro? Kinda left my Mac OS X install disc in Singapore by accident... won't get back to them until the 13th...
     
  6. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    Anyone know? I thought we always had to had specific drivers for each different model. Or are they all generic?
     
  7. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone used the above-torrented drivers successfully?
     
  8. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    Why don't you try them? The worse that will happen is they won't work and you'll need to reformat XP, leaving you right back where you are now.

    The best thing that can happen is the drivers work and XP will be fine.

    You really can't lose.
     
  9. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    Didn't work for me. Anyone can get the drivers from a Penryn "MacBook pro Install disc?" the first grey disc that came with the MBP, from a Penryn unit.
     
  10. Markov macrumors 6502

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    Go to intel's site to download the 965 Express mobile chipset drivers. Go to laptopvideo2go.com for the video card drivers. These are not all the drivers to get everything working, but will cover a large amount of hardware.

    Good Luck!
     

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