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Bootcamp 5.0 on Mac book pro 2012 Mac OS X 10.8

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jimjimz Calculating status...
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Aug 23, 2012 2:48 PM

Hi, Thanks for your time guys, I am currently running on Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion with the Bootcamp assistant 5.0. I got up to the part where I had just installed Windows 7 but as of late, Apple stopped selling their macbook pros with the CD's which is required for the next step of installing drivers and having the features of a computer. Is there any alternative way that will fix this problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,535 points)
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    Aug 23, 2012 3:06 PM (in response to jimjimz)

    You didn't look close enough during Boot Camp Assistant to check the box to download the software or read the rest of the instructions.

     

    CDs were actually DVD anyway never was a CD - you can burn the support software to a CD though or flash memory. Most use flash USB stick and not a CD.

     

    And Lion and ML don't come with discs anyway.

     

    Mac 101: Using Windows on your Mac via Boot Camp

    https://support.apple.com/kb/HT1461

    Boot Camp 4.0, OS X Lion: Frequently asked question
      http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4818 

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/boot_camp_install-setup_10.7.pdf

    create a Windows support software (drivers) CD or USB storage media

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4407

    The Boot Camp Assistant can burn Boot Camp software (drivers) to a DVD or copy it to a USB storage device, such as a flash drive or hard drive. These are the only media you can use to install Boot Camp software.

    https://support.apple.com/kb/HT4569

    Instructions for all features and settings.

    http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,310 points)
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    Aug 23, 2012 5:35 PM (in response to jimjimz)

    In OSX, use Boot Camp Assistant to download the drivers (1st option after you start Boot Camp Assistant). Copy them to a FAT32 formatted USB stick. Boot into Windows, run setup.exe from the stick.

     

    Alternative method:

     

    Read the Boot Camp Manual!

  • FamousLastX Calculating status...
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    Aug 24, 2012 1:06 PM (in response to jimjimz)

    I'm actually having a similar problem, and I've seen many others complain about this throughout various releases of Boot Camp.  When attempting to use the Boot Camp Assistant to download the support software, it quickly gets to about 20% and then just hangs, no matter how many hours I leave the program running for.  I've searched all over but can't seem to find a reliable direct download, and don't believe that the drivers are included anywhere in the OSX Mountain Lion install, as I searched through most of the .dmg there.  Anybody have any tips or soultions for us?

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,310 points)
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    Aug 24, 2012 2:41 PM (in response to FamousLastX)

    There is no alternative source, you must use Boot Camp Assistant to obtain the drivers and it may take a long time so be patient.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,310 points)
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    Aug 24, 2012 5:05 PM (in response to jimjimz)

    You install the Windows drivers (the ones you downloaded) while running Windows. Start Windows OS (not the installer) insert the thumb drive and run Setup.exe.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,310 points)
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    Aug 24, 2012 7:26 PM (in response to jimjimz)

    jimjimz wrote:

     

    As I said before when I run the setup.exe from the USB while I'm on the Windows OS(Not Installer), I basically repeat step 2 which sets up my Windows 7, leaving me still driverless and unable to connect to the internet as a result, without many features such as sound, to wrap it all up, the features that were suppose to come with it, I'm not sure which step I'm missing or if theres a technical difficulty because Apple care supportline doesn't work and I've followed your advice reading the manual, every step.

    I don't know what to say next, I, along with thousands of others have done this, I have done many many times, I have no idea what you are not doing but you are not doing it right. Open the thumb drive in OSX, take a screenshot of the content and post it here, I would like to see what you have.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,310 points)
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    Aug 24, 2012 10:51 PM (in response to jimjimz)

    That appears to be the correct set of folders, and I have no idea what is going on, what is the size of the folder (the root folder)

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,535 points)
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    Aug 25, 2012 9:02 AM (in response to jimjimz)

    3.3GB sounds like Windows 7 ISO some come with Windows electronically as an .exe but you would need to be running Windows... not sure what is up there.

     

    The Apple support should be in a folder "Boot Camp" within the top level on OS X boot drive - unless you chose to install elsewhere.

     

    /Library/Application Support/... Boot Camp as a DMG that you mount and run the installer package - been awhile siince I did so - take with a graiin of salt.

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