OS X Lion & Windows 7.

Noztra

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Mar 12, 2012
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Hello Mac Rumors,

I have OS X Lion 10.7.3 installed on my 27'' iMac.

I plan on installing Windows 7 Ultimate on my iMac.
I thougt a little, and i thought about ''What about the drivers?''

So i burned a OS X Lion Disc.

Can i use this disc as a driver installer?

Noztra
 

Sincci

macrumors 6502
Aug 17, 2011
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No. You'll need to run the Bootcamp Assistant in OSX and let it download the drivers for you. After that, you'll just copy the driver folder to an usb stick or cd-r, let the bootcamp assistant create you the partition for Windows, start the installation and when it finishes, you'll just run the bootcamp installer from your usb stick/cd.

And please, next time you could use the search feature in this forum as this topic has been discussed about million times already.
 

Noztra

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Mar 12, 2012
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When i launch bootcamp, i dont see the option to download drivers...
 

caskid

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Jul 14, 2010
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When i launch bootcamp, i dont see the option to download drivers...
When you launch Boot Camp Assistant and the Introduction screen shows, select 'Continue' and you should then see the 'Select Tasks' screen. Within this screen, there will be an option to 'Download the latest Windows Software Support from Apple'. Check the box and continue through the wizard. This will download the required drivers that you can then burn to disk.
 

chrisvee

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Jul 2, 2010
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Winnipeg, Canada
Take a look at this tutorial - it's pretty thorough.

Your Boot Camp Assistant should provide you with the option to download the support drivers - in the form of a folder called WindowsSupport that contains all the goodies.
 

Noztra

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Mar 12, 2012
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Thank you guys! You're the best! Will go download now!

Will post later, and see if it worked ;)
 

Dr McKay

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Aug 11, 2010
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Just a word of advice too, I'd manually go out and download the drivers once you're up and running, the ones Apple uses tend to be laughably out of date.
 

chrisvee

macrumors regular
Jul 2, 2010
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Winnipeg, Canada
Just a word of advice too, I'd manually go out and download the drivers once you're up and running, the ones Apple uses tend to be laughably out of date.
This is true. However, I tried the newer Nvidia drivers, but that resulted in many blue screens. So, I just stick to Apples very outdated Windows drivers.

The odd thing is though - the new Nvidia drivers worked before I reformatted my hard drive. Oh well!
 

(L)SD

macrumors newbie
Dec 17, 2010
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Texas
"select task"

That "select task" made me think the driver download was optional, pick one or the other, but it's not. I was like,"well I want to install windows 7" not that other thing. D'oh! (mac newbie)