Late 2008 unibody MacBook Pro - Boot Camp drivers?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hat-rack, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. hat-rack macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2008
    I have an Late 2008 Macbook pro unibody, 4gb, 320gb 7200rpm.

    I installed the bootcamp drivers off the leopard CD that came with the mac and all was good! I have since taken it to Australia for a holiday and need to reinstall boot camp but left the Leopard CD back in the UK.

    Stupidly, the 2.1 bootcamp drivers on Apples site don't support the Unibody mac! Can anyone please direct me to where I can download the Drivers (for 32bit XP home SP2) for the Unibody Macbook pro? The exact ones that are on the Leopard CD that came with the new macbook pro?
  2. hat-rack thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2008
  3. SoybeanStasher macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2008
    I was somewhat in the same boat since my first install of Vista refused to read the Unibody Mac OS X disc. I searched everywhere and never found them. Luckily a reinstall of Windows somehow fixed the disc read problem and I didn't need to find a download.

    Maybe when I get home I'll put the Unibody Bootcamp stuff up somewhere so if I or anyone else runs into issues similar to yours or mine we'll have them available.
  4. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    Good luck.

    I downloaded 2.1 drivers of the Apple site and they refused to run for me. Had to get the leopard CD to install vista.

    There is really no excuse why the drivers of the apple website would refuse to execute.

    Very disappointed with the bootcamp drivers. I wish they were more mature.

    This was for the MBP btw. And even when i got it working, the things runs kinda hot.

    Hope u get it sorted. Also report back how the heat is once sorted.
  5. macrem macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2008
    Not answering is helping as friends don't help friends install Windows on a Mac
  6. hat-rack thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2008
    SOybean, if you could upload them to something like you would save my life! Been looking for the drivers for hours to no avail... downloaded macbook Air BC drivers but they didn't work...
  7. rush0 macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2007
    shoot me a message on aim or pm me with your email addy, i'll rip em for you, if they're not too big.
  8. hat-rack thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2008
    That's great rush, I can't seem to PM you for some reason, i've added you to AIM, i'm bigaloz80, i'll msg you next time you're on.

  9. hat-rack thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2008
    I can't seem to get in touch with rush, would anyone else be willing to find it in the kindness of their hearts to upload the unibody MBP drivers off the leopard cd? ;)
  10. Timur macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2008
    Bootcamp Drivers (7-ZIP compression):
    Boot Camp.7z - 425.12MB

    Bootcamp Drivers WITHOUT ATI DRIVERS (7-ZIP compression):
    Boot Camp - NO ATI.7z - 320.84MB

    Free 7-ZIP Compressor (Windows, Unix/Linux, Mac OS X) Homepage:

    Mac OS X GUI Frontends to 7-ZIP (7-ZIP included!):

    7zX 1.7.1 (best feature-set and compression, Finder integration via supplied Automator, offers best compression without need for command-line parameters, allows creation of SFX for Mac and inclusion/disregarding of Resource Forks/Metadata, multipart files, multi-threaded, optional command-line parameters, 64-bit 7za):

    EZ 7z 0.65 (offers selection of destination directory for compression/decompression, less features than 7zX, 64-bit 7za):

    GUI Tar 1.1.1 (not recommended: PPC compression only! problems with Unicode names in Documentation Folder of Bootcamp drivers! gives too little information of what it does):
  11. hat-rack thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2008
    They worked Timur! Thanks very much for uploading them! Greatly appreciated.
  12. Timur macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2008
  13. ibmman69 macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2008
    I have problems too. Apple needs to release an update to fix this. There is no excuse for these problems.
  14. omega21 macrumors member

    May 5, 2008
    Alberta / Canada
  15. unitethenations macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2007
    Would someone who managed to download the drivers for a MBP reupload them? I've left my disks at home and I can't seem to download from zshare.
  16. daddyoh macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2009
    pray do you install the drivers once you unzip it?
    I had a bit of a problem since swapping my harddisk from a Santa Rosa MBPro to a Unibody MBPro. Bootcamp was working fine in the old one, but keyboard and trackpad goes dead in the new one although windowsXP boots up fine. In addition, bootcamp partition is NTFS, so I can't write to the harddisk from OSX.

    Thks for any help.
  17. DirtyDan macrumors member

    Jan 1, 2009
    Nevada, Texas
    Timur for president!

    You are the greatest!!

    I've been looking for these and posted about it earlier with no luck, but you sir are a saviour.
  18. Timur macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2008
    Either just run SETUP.EXE (needed for the Apple trayicon app that allows to configure the trackpad and use the special function keys) or install the included drivers one by one.
  19. daddyoh macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2009
    oops...did not see the SETUP.EXE until I unzipped the file. Thanks again to you TIMUR.

    Happy to say that bootcamp on my Unibody MBPRO works now!! Here's the story if you are interested...
    I wanted to swap the new HD on my new Unibody MBPro with a 500GB bootcamp-ready, NTFS formatted HD from a 2007 MBPro. After the physical swap and booting up in windows, I had no trackpad or keyboard control, hence I could not launch SETUP.EXE of the zipped drivers.

    Therefore, I reinstalled the original HD and installed bootcamp on it.
    Then I copied via USB the multitouch trackpad and mouse drivers (applemtp.sys and applemtm.sys) to C:\windows\system32\drivers on the 500GB HD.

    I put in the 500GB HD into the Unibody MBPro again and booted up in WindowsXP. With the two driver files I had trackpad control and could launch SETUP.EXE to install the rest of the drivers.
  20. Timur macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2008
    Also have a look at this thread:

    Microsoft released dozends of new drivers for Windows 7 including new Broadcom (WLAN) and Nvidia (graphic) drivers that are useable on the Macbooks. Especially the Broadcom driver is very useful (better bandwidth, better performance).
  21. Thetacoking2 macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2008
    I would just like to tell you thank you very much, you saved my life. I am in Iraq and it saved me from lots of hassle. Thanks
  22. DAMNiatx macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2009
    thanks timur :D,

    you saved my life....i'm in afghanistan right now...:p
  23. gussic macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2009
    Thank you soooo so so much timur life savour!
  24. Timur macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2008
    Seems as if the middle east in general is out of driver CDs... :p ;)

    My pleasure to be of help to you folks! :)
  25. DAMNiatx macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2009
    i just kidding for said that.....

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