Windows support software???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bgianni, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. bgianni macrumors newbie

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    Hey everybody!

    I have a mid-2010 13" macbook pro running os x 10.6.8
    As you probably know from previous threads, the windows support software cannot be downloaded from the boot camp assistant. If I had the disks that came with my MBP I would just use those, however they were left in storage on the other side of the country when I came home for the summer. My friend bought the same model MBP just a month after me and has his disks here. Basically what I'm asking is can I use his disk to install the drivers since they should be the same thing? I know it says to use the ones that came with your computer, but is this just so people aren't using disks from other models? Thanks for the help.
     
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  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    You could use your model's disk, or later, but not earlier as they wouldn't have the drivers for your hardware included. Did that make sense?

    Basically, if you have a 2010 MBP, the disks from a 2010 and a 2011 MBP would work for bootcamp drivers, but not the ones from an earlier generation.

    In short: your friend's disks would work perfectly fine since it is the same generation.
     

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