Snow Leopard Boot Camp Driver ?

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  1. 10-Dee-Q macrumors 6502

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    hi , i own a 2009 MBP
    last time i uses leopard that comes with it and i installed win vista on it , using boot camp
    i still remember that i use the driver that found inside my OSX installation CD for the windows and it runs fine

    however i recently purchased a new hdd and just bought a copy of snow leopard
    and now i want to install windows 7 on my mbp
    when i run the bootcamp applications , it says that "do not use driver that comes with the OSX installation CD" instead there's an option to download it
    but when i hit the download button, it doesnt show any progressions bar .
    so ithought i just go to apple .com and download the latest boot camp 3.2 for win 7 64 bit as im planning to use win 7 64 bit on my machine.

    now the question is , is taht the correct and latest driver available ?
    because its stated that its an "update" do i need to download previous versions first before im able to use it ? or i can use it straight away ?
    and another thing , do i need to burn those to CD ?
    or i can just use flash disk and transfer it and double click the .exe on my windows 7 partition after i install the win 7 ?

    last time i remember how simple it is to use boot camp but why now apple kind of making it harder ?
    the only reason i uses boot camp is to play games only.

    please help,
    thank you very much.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Use the version on the Snow Leopard upgrade disc and then update it with the thing you downloaded.

    Right now some machines are trying the download thing and the Mac won't burn or save those files properly. Apparently they do have it working in Lion.

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  3. 10-Dee-Q thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so thats mean i use the snow leopard dvd to install the windows driver
    and then after that i use the boot camp 3.2 updater that i downloaded from apple.com to update the driver.?

    and is the 3.2 the latest ?
    or is there any new one ?

    thank you.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    Yes and yes. Use AppleSoftware Update to make sure you have the latest at the end.

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  5. 10-Dee-Q thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hi all, especially balamw

    i did install win 7 64 bit via bootcamp on my mbp
    and i installed the driver from the leopard cd that i have.
    now i have a few question
    i upgrade to boot camp 3.2 right ?
    but it prompt me to install 3.1 first before installing 3.2
    by the way, which one is better the video card driver on boot camp 3.2 or the one that i downloaded straight from nvidia.com ?
    my mbp is using geforce 9600MT

    and also another thing is that before i installed win 7 in my mbp
    my disk utillity>repair permissions only took about 2-3 minutes at the most
    but after i install win 7, not it tooks like 15 minutes or so
    and the mac partitions, seems a little bit sluggish too, i dont know wheter its my mind playing trick on me or is that the cause of installing win 7 on my machine ?

    thank you. please advise.
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    Just run Apple Software Update then it will get the latest drivers for you. Whether you use the Boot Camp driver or the one from Nvidia depends on what you want to do with Windows on your Mac.

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  7. 10-Dee-Q thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i only intend to play games with my win 7
    any other thing i uses my osx
    so for perforrmance does that nvidia driver better or the apple one ?
     

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