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  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    Aug 21, 2011 8:02 AM (in response to Owen63)

    Owen63 wrote:

     

    so this mean i have to go and buy a snow leopard disc from apple store for the sake of these drivers?

     

    You don't have to, it is your choice.

  • Owen63 Calculating status...
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    Aug 21, 2011 8:06 AM (in response to Csound1)

    So any other ways i can get the drivers beside using the snow leopard disc? Sorry I'm used to be a window user and this Mac OS thingy is still very new to me.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    Aug 21, 2011 8:07 AM (in response to Owen63)

    Owen63 wrote:

     

    So any other ways i can get the drivers beside using the snow leopard disc? Sorry I'm used to be a window user and this Mac OS thingy is still very new to me.

     

    I have answered but I will one more time

     

    You can (a) download the drivers using Windows Support Software Download or (b) use the Snow Leopard Disk

  • Owen63 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 21, 2011 8:28 AM (in response to Csound1)

    Erm... Sorry I'm kind of noob in this Mac thing.,

     

    Problem is I can't download the windows support software with boot camp assistant 4.0. so should I download boot camp version 3.0 and tried it? something like that?

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    Aug 21, 2011 8:33 AM (in response to Owen63)

    You can not download BC3.0, download 4.0 or buy Snow Leopard

  • ziron-xl Calculating status...
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    Aug 21, 2011 7:50 PM (in response to radiokid311)

    ref You can (a) download the drivers using Windows Support Software Download or (b) use the Snow Leopard Disk... (csound1)....

     

    I've tried several times to do a) - but no joy.... other posts suggest just retry and retry and retry - you might get lucky..  and b) I don't have a snow leopard disk (and from the sounds of it, if you dont have one, then you'll need to apple store and buy one... I'd much rather a) work....

     

    Is there absolutely no c) option (download the required Windows support download file(s) from somewhere else?? seems barmy to have something thats only available 'hit and miss' - is it hosted in an apple employees house on the end of a dsl line??

     

    EDIT - just as I submitted the above, the a) option worked (after about my 60th try!!) - seems that you just have to keep retrying over and over!!

  • Garden State Apple Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 22, 2011 3:27 PM (in response to radiokid311)

    I get the same error message on my MBP ("Can't install Windows Support Software because it is not currently available from the Software Update server."). I've been running Windows on a Bootcamp partition for years now (previously XP, now Windows 7), but I am using Bootcamp 3.1 instead of 3.2 by choice because the latter always caused fatal driver problems for me. I would like to try Bootcamp 4, but it remains unavailable by Bootcamp Assistant download after some weeks now -- same error message as original at top of thread. Is it true that Bootcamp 4 is only for Airs or otherwise restricted? Is Bootcamp 4 still  somehow experimental? I hope Apple cleans up this mess soon and makes it "just work," but in the meantime I hope that someone out there can offer some constructive and viable insight into how to get Bootcamp 4.0 after upgrading to Lion from Snow Leopard. This a great community and resource. Thank you.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    Aug 22, 2011 3:39 PM (in response to radiokid311)

    radiokid311 wrote:

     

    No not yet.  I've been reading further in some other posts and saw that someone said that there are only Boot Camp 4.0 windows software updates for the Mac Book Air and that the rest of us have no upgrade at the present time.  I'm not sure if that's true or not. Can anyone confirm that?

    It is untrue that it is limited to MacBook Air's only, it is almost true that it doesn't work however, I have twice downloaded from it succesfully (both occasions the machine was a 13" MBP) and seen it fail many more times!

     

    Be patient, it can work, sporadically at least, or use the Snow Leopard retail disk for machines with a disk drive at least.

  • Phase Angle Calculating status...
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    Aug 25, 2011 4:38 AM (in response to Csound1)

    Is it any more reliable on a MacBook Air?

    I will be getting one for my wife next week and if so may save a bit of frustration to just try then.

  • tvdavis Calculating status...
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    Sep 5, 2011 2:14 PM (in response to Owen63)

    Appears to be working for me today...after my 5th try, on an iMac running Lion I purchased just last month. If, like me, you're new to Macs, seems like your best option is to just keep trying the download. Good luck!

  • codysherman Calculating status...

    I found a fix! On your Mac, navigate to Macintosh HD>Library>Application Support and delete the BootCamp folder (Double check it just contains the drivers file that ends in .dmg). It will just have to redownload the drivers the next time you run Boot Camp Assistant.

  • ABaMa Calculating status...
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    Sep 22, 2011 7:05 PM (in response to codysherman)

    I did just that and it worked! Thank you so much.. i tried all other ways without luck but your method worked!

  • Garden State Apple Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 23, 2011 7:12 PM (in response to ABaMa)

    I'm glad others have apparently found a solution. But repeated attempts still have not worked for me, and there is no "BootCamp folder" at the location someone mentions (Macintosh HD>Library>Application Support). So, I am still stuck but welcome any viable solutions, tips, or tricks. Thanks, all.

  • John Karner Calculating status...
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    Sep 23, 2011 11:12 PM (in response to codysherman)

    My bootcamp folder remains empty and I still cannot download the windows support software.  Bootcamp 4 on new iMac with Lion factory install.

     

    This blows.  What the ****, Apple?!

    :(

  • ekszhao Calculating status...
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    Sep 29, 2011 7:08 AM (in response to xavierzhao)

    I am downloading that staff very slowly.

    I already intalled windows7.

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