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Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by JustinRooney, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. JustinRooney macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2009
    Hi Im new here and I just have one quick question. Im not sure if its a stupid one or not. I have an aluminum macbook. the original model. 2.0ghz 2gb ram etc.. and I installed windows vista ultimate on it via bootcamp. When I boot into windows and try to use the osx disc to update the drivers, no such installer walks me through it. The only thing that pops up is an installer with two options. remote osx install and dvd/cd drive sharing for a macbook air. What am I doing wrong. Thanks in advance guys. I would appreciate a prompt response.
  2. JustinRooney thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2009
    I dont get it. Why wont anyone respond? iS this a stupid question? I realize I posted this thread in the wrong place but I dont know how to move it.
  3. Sneakz macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Give people some time to respond. Anyway, what are you installing from OSX 10.5.5 disc or a 10.6 Snow Leopard disc?
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007

    Keep in mind that lots of people ask the same question over and over again, without searching. Also, people aren't here to answer your questions. I am usually pretty inpatient, but here is a freebie.

    Read rules

    Read faq

    Search first in the future. See the link in my signature.

    1. you don't use osx disc to update the drivers.
    2. sounds like you are not booted into windows when you try to use the disk

    You boot into windows, then use the disk to INSTALL the drivers.
    Also, leopard disk doesn't come with 64bit drivers enabled on your computer. There is a work around though.
  5. anjinha macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    To move your thread to the right forum report your original post [​IMG] and ask for the thread to be moved.
  6. JustinRooney thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2009
    Thanks guys. Sorry about that. I am booting in windows first. Then I insert the disc and get the same message. I have tried the snow leopard and leopard disks, both dont work for me.
  7. Hugh macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2003
    Erie, PA
    Boot Camp 3.0

    Try this to install Boot Camp 3.0:

    1. Insert 10.6 in the drive. If you get the DVD sharing setup just cancel out of it.
    2. Go to my computer (This might be in the 'START' menu or on your desktop. Depending on how you set up the 'START' menu) this should open a window that shows your drives
    2. Click on the 'D:' (It will have a name after the 'D:' I just can't remember at the this time (not at my computer) drive (don't double click it. Just click it once)
    3. Go to 'File' menu and select OPEN. (this should open a window showing you the files on the disk)
    4. Double click on 'BOOTCAMP' (You should now see a folder and three files)
    5. Double click on 'SETUP' (This should bring up the Boot Camp 3.0 setup (it may take a minute to show up) )

    This should help. If any thing is confusing let my know.

  8. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003

    For some retarded reason the installer doesn't auto-open, even on the Snow Leopard DVD. Open Computer and right-click the DVD and choose Open. You should find a folder called Boot Camp. In it is a BootCampInstall.exe file or some such. Just double click it and you're off.

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