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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 11, 2014
Hello everyone!

I own a Macbook Pro 15-inch - Snow Leopard - version 10.6.8 - Bootcamp 3.1.

I read on Apple's website that Bootcamp 3 can only run Windows XP and Vista.
I installed Windows XP and everything went well except the fact that when I launched my Mac OS X disc to update the drivers or whatever, it said that it required Windows 7. So I couldn't have Internet even with a cable.

My question is, what Windows can I install and run properly with my laptop? I'm desperate and absolutely oblivious when it comes to computers, I've been trying for a week.


macrumors 6502a
Aug 20, 2014
Guessing ... you don't say what year your MBP is.

Windows XP is unsupported now and Windows Vista was not as good as expected, so I'd go to Windows 7. To get it to run nicely, go with Bootcamp 4.

So, first upgrade your OS X to Lion or Mountain Lion, then install W7 with Bootcamp 4 support. All based on my guess your MBP is 2009 or newer.


What year is your MBP ?


macrumors 6502a
Feb 17, 2010
Argyll, Scotland
Depending on the model of your Macbook Pro you should be able to install Windows 7 or 8.1

The version of bootcamp provided by OSX is rather irrelevant as you can download the windows drivers from Apple
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