Installing Bootcamp without Mac Disc

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  1. OmiKnight52 macrumors member

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    hey my fellow macolytes I recently received My Macbook I bought without The Mac Restore disc. I plan on getting Snow leopard, but in the meantime I wanted to know If I can use bootcamp to install windows xp sp2 oem Cd that I purchased 2007 without the Mac disc? When I tried it displayed Mac os X cd as required.
     
  2. weckart macrumors 68040

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    I think you can install it, however the Windows drivers needed to interact properly with your hardware are contained on the Mac Install DVD.
     
  3. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    The only reason you need the Mac OS X CD is for the Boot Camp drivers. You can actually download them directly off of Apple's web site:

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/application_updates/bootcampwindowsxpdriversupdate21.html

    So install Boot Camp normally, then download and install the drivers in the above link within Boot Camp.
     
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    oops srry I should of checked forums. So far it boots into os x now I have to install bootcamp/xp drivers
     

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