OSX10.6 Drivers from Upgrade Disc Viable?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tuxor, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. tuxor macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone, I've been trying on and off for the past two years to install Windows on my Mid-Late 2008 MBP (C2D,10.5.8). The first time I tried it, I partitioned fine, got XP installed and went to install drivers from my OSX disc, but there were some errors and I couldn't get the trackpad/other essential drivers installed, even when I downloaded the drivers direct and put them on via USB or from the Mac partition. So I tried again a few months after having deleted the partition, but this time I couldn't partition it properly.

    I just purchased the SL upgrade disc and I'm now thinking of putting Windows 7 on this. This prompts a few questions that I hope you guys can answer.

    1. I'm pretty sure the answer is yes, but just to check, will 64-bit Windows 7 work on my computer?

    2. Will the drivers included on the 10.6 upgrade disc be sufficient to install Windows, or will I need my original install disc (which would be a pain to get)?

    3. I'm getting Windows 7 through one of my school's programs, and it'll be an .iso. Obviously if I just burn this to a disc it should suffice, but will it cause any problems with the installation via bootcamp? As far as I know, unless my school's been doing some shady business it's legitimate.

    Thanks in advance for any help or advice you guys can give me!
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    1. Yes.

    2. Also yes. It would work even better in fact

    3. Make sure to use a slow burn speed, and it should work fine
     

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