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How to Upgrade Bootcamp

39040 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Jun 5, 2012 12:13 PM by Timberley RSS
HVACmac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 12, 2012 9:16 PM

I need 3.1 bootcamp update that fixes the problem with sound - the one titled


I have Snow Leopard, and currently have Bootcamp version 3.0.4. I'm running the 64 bit windows 7 ultimate in my windows partition. The update is a windows update, and others that I need after for that matter are only windows .exe files. So, I'm assuming that I open and run this update while I'm on the windows side of my new partition? I'm not having any luck doing this. I've tried to update to 3.2, but it keeps saying I need earlier versions, which makes sense. However, when I try to install this update, which appears to be the next one after the one I have it's not installing. There's a warning message. that says to verify I have the software and or the correct upgrade path. This makes sense as well, since bootcamp isn't on the windows side of my partition. What are my next steps here? Do I install bootcamp 1.0 on my windows side of my partition and update from there?


I don't have any sound on my windows 7 side of things, and I'm assuming that I should be updating to bootcamp 3.2. How should I go about doing this? Is my sound issue related to somthing else? I don't have any sound at all.....I haven't tried headphones to see if they would work.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,095 points)
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    Apr 12, 2012 9:21 PM (in response to HVACmac)

    Updates for Boot Camp utilities can be found at

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,095 points)
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    Apr 12, 2012 9:30 PM (in response to HVACmac)

    All I can suggest is that you start by installing the drivers that should be on your Snow Leopard DVD. Given you are using Windows 7 you might see what drivers you are permitted to download through Boot Camp Assistant.


    Each Boot Camp driver update at the download site only updates the preceding version. That only goes as far as when a new version is released with a new version of OS X. Then you must use the drivers with the new version of OS X. Then you can update them.

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,595 points)
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    Apr 13, 2012 6:24 AM (in response to HVACmac)

    You are making this seem harder.


    you have 3.04


    The  next update is 3.1 which you can download manually or update through the Windows Apple Software Update program. Either way.


    Then 3.2 and maybe 3.3.


    Lion is different. The software drivers are downloaded only from Boot Camp Assistant 4.x and saved to USB disc and installed from inside Windows.


    I don't know what that article does not include the manual standalone update 3.1 (one for 32-bit, another for 64-bit)


    Produce support page is best place.



    Boot Camp 3.1 - 3.2



    Boot Camp Software Update 3.3 for Windows

    iPod touch, iOS 5, Windows 8 Preview x64 3.2GHz
  • dalstott Level 4 Level 4 (2,455 points)
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    Apr 19, 2012 10:30 AM (in response to HVACmac)

    There is no installation wizard on a Mac.


    If you read the introduction it seems to be pretty clear what is happening


    Boot Camp lets you install Windows on a Mac computer, using a Microsoft Windows

    installation disc that you provide. Windows is installed on its own partition. After

    installation, you can use either Windows or Mac OS X on your Mac computer.


    The Boot Camp Assistant application helps you create the Windows partition

    and restart your Mac using your Windows installation disc. Then you follow these

    instructions to install Windows and install software drivers that let Windows work

    with your Mac hardware.


    If you’ve already installed Windows on your Mac with Boot Camp and you want

    to upgrade to Windows Vista or Windows 7, you don’t need to use the Boot Camp

    Assistant. Follow the instructions in “Upgrading to Windows Vista or Windows 7”

    on page 15.


    Important:  Before you use Boot Camp Assistant, print this document. It contains

    information you’ll need while installing Windows

  • Timberley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 5, 2012 11:53 AM (in response to The hatter)

    This seems easy but its not working for me.


    I have SnowLeopard and BootCamp 3.0. I have windows 7, 64bit on a MBP 2,66GHZ C2D.


    When i try to update Bootcamp i only get Exe files and these cannot work on my mac partition.

    I managed to install windows 7 but need to install the drivers to play tthe game i want.

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,595 points)
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    Jun 5, 2012 12:11 PM (in response to Timberley)

    Of course it works if you do it FROM INSIDE Windows - that is what .exe files (apps) are for.


    PS: you just don't have the problem of the owner of the thread, even though the title led you here.


    Apple's Softare Update for Windows is all you really need. Open it next time in Windows and it will show if you need 3.1 (then 3.2, and last 3.3)




    Boot Camp 3.1 - 3.2



  • Timberley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 5, 2012 12:13 PM (in response to The hatter)

    Thanks for the quik answer, I thought i needed to update Boot Camp assitant and then re-install windows.


    I'll give it a try, Thanks!


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