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Boot Camp 5.0 - After Installing Windows Drivers...

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Aug 7, 2012 5:16 AM

Hello, all. In a bit of a pickle here, though it's nothing hugely serious. So anyway, yesterday I tried to download the Windows Support Software via Boot Camp Assistant 5.0 on my Mountain Lion MBP. It was taking quite a while so I resolved to pop a blank CD in the drive and leave it downloading overnight.


When I woke up it seemed that everything was all done downloading and a burn CD prompt was on the screen. So, I confirmed it to start burning. However, the CD drive must've been inactive for a while because it couldn't access the drive for burning and therefore the process was canceled. Boot Camp Assistant told me my drivers had been saved to the HD so I could just resume the process without having to download them all over again.


Upon restarting Boot Camp Assistant, I supposed that selecting "Download the latest Windows Support Software from Apple" option and starting it again would pick up where the last session left off -- skipping the download and going right to the burning, since the drivers were on my drive.


Apparently, that's not how Boot Camp Assistant works. It started downloading the drivers again, restarting the whole process from the top. So, my question is: is this supposed to happen? Where did my drivers go? Did they simply disappear or is it Boot Camp Assistant's fault for not recognizing they were already on the drive? I assume after restarting the download, the drivers I already downloaded had been overwritten, so they're probably history.


Any assistance would be appreciated on the matter.

OS X Mountain Lion


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