Installing Boot Camp software on Windows 7 without OS X cd.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Rho, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Rho macrumors newbie

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    Hey folks.

    So, after two days of trial and error, I finally installed Windows 7 via Boot Camp, without using the iMac OS X and Applications Install DVD, because, despite not having taken them out of their packaging more than once, they're both scratched and both do not work.

    I have the data on the OS X cd copied on my desktop, because I managed to get it to read (and not eject) it once, but I have no idea how to copy that data to a new bootable cd, or whether or not that's even legal. But to be honest, after 2 days of manic frustration, I couldn't care less if it wasn't.

    But I digress, I need to install the Boot Camp software on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit now, but, as I said, the cd's broken. Is there a way around it? Can I install all the necessary updates the cd installs via third party software? Or a straight-up download?

    I need these updates, because of obvious reasons (the 640x840 display, for one).

    I'd very much appreciate it if someone could help me out.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    If you run the Boot Camp Assistant from OS X, I believe there's an option to download the Windows Support Software, which you can download and put on a memory stick and execute when running Windows.
     
  3. zephonic macrumors 65816

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    Go to Apple's website. Most (if not all) bootcamp stuff is available for download.
     
  4. pesos macrumors 6502a

    pesos

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    trying to d/l from the website can be torturous - they don't make things easy to find. grannyville's suggestion is the simplest way usually.
     

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