No Disk, No Drivers

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  1. DutLive, Dec 18, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2010

    DutLive macrumors newbie

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    Hello all, I'm new to this forum and I'm hoping to get some badly needed help.

    I recently acquired a MacBook in a salvage auction. Because of this, I do not have the Leopard OS disk. I've successfully installed Windows on the MacBook and now I need to install the drivers, but since I have no disk I have no access to the drivers.
    I downloaded the Boot Camp 2.1 update from the Apple site, but I can't get it to run in Windows.

    Is there anything I can do?

    Some details:
    Mac OS 10.5.8
    Windows XP Professional
    I partitioned 32GB for Windows (which is exactly what I used when I installed Windows on my iMac 4 years ago and it works just fine)

    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    #2
    Call Apple to obtain replacement disks, or buy a Snow Leopard Upgrade for $29.

    If you want to do things the hard way, extract the drivers individually from one of the upgrades using WinRAR and try to get that to work.

    B
     
  3. DutLive thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. If I go with the Snow Leopard update, can I run Windows XP Professional or I would I have to pony up for Windows 7?
     
  4. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    You can run XP, vista, or 7. I'm surprised no one has extracted off the drivers from the snow leopard disk and put then online. I would if there were a place that gives a few hundred mb for free.

     

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