Penryn MBP and Vista x64 setup issues

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by BrianLy, May 5, 2008.

  1. BrianLy macrumors newbie

    Feb 29, 2008

    I haven't been able to find all of the drivers for Vista on my MBP. Here's what I've done so far:

    • Ran bootcamp assistant and partitioned my MBP internal hard drive.
    • Rebooted with the Vista x64 DVD.
    • Selected Vista Ultimate since that's the SKU I wanted.
    • Selected the Vista partition and formatted, installed successfully.
    • Inserted a retail Leopard DVD that I had pre-ordered earlier from when Leopard was first released (my Leopard DVDs that came with the MBP are packed away). It installed some drivers, but I got service failures during the install.

    I tried to run the Vista x64 BootCamp 2.1 update from Apple downloads, but it didn't seem to work. I'm guessing I should be using the Leopard DVD that came with my MacBook Pro since it'll be newer and have newer drivers?

    Any ideas on where I can get the correct drivers? I also see reference to Bootcamp 2.1, I assume that I have this if there is nothing to install via Software Update?

    Thanks, Brian
  2. Block macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2007
    That DVD of Leopard does not contain ANY Vista 64 bit drivers. ONLY the ones that came with your Penryn MBP contain them (and also the ones that came with the Mac Pro).

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