How to install drivers without leopard disc?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by DJJONES, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. DJJONES macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2008
    Newengland usa!
    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.
    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


    Jun 16, 2007
    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


    Feb 21, 2008
    He said he doesn't have his leopard disc on him

    Download this

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

    Mar 9, 2008
    Newengland usa!
  5. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

    Feb 11, 2008
    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

    Feb 11, 2008
    Anyone know? I thought we always had to had specific drivers for each different model. Or are they all generic?
  7. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

    Feb 11, 2008
    Has anyone used the above-torrented drivers successfully?
  8. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
    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

    Feb 11, 2008
    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


    May 18, 2007
    Go to intel's site to download the 965 Express mobile chipset drivers. Go to 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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