6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 26, 2012 11:56 AM by DanBee80
DanBee80 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello fellow Mac users!

 

I am having some serious issues trying to download the Windows 7 Support software from bootcamp.

 

It seems to be getting stuck around half way through..  and for some reason the download just takes way to long?

 

Now I am wondering if there is anybody that has the support software can save me and send me the support software via email or something.. or even uplaod it for me to download.

 

I do not mind paying some $$ for this.. via paypal or something.

 

I am desprately need the W7 drivers for my Mid 2012 2.6 Macbook pro.. so if anybody can help I'd really appreciate it.

 

Thanks Mac users!

  • 1. Re: Windows 7 Support Software
    Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,470 points)

    I feel your pain. Downloading the support CD or flash drive image thru BC Assistant is truly an exercise in frustration. Other than ensuring a speedy link, have never found a way around this punishment ritual.

  • 2. Re: Windows 7 Support Software
    DanBee80 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well i called the Apple support guys and talked to a senior..

     

    He said he would try and download it himself.. and it seems to be taking some time on there end.

     

    Here is an update from them from an email they send me.

     

    "It's a bit complicated but basically, the majority of our networks block certain IP addresses as they go via a proxy server. This would seem to include the server these drivers are stored on. The only networks that don't block these servers are used for training purposes and therefore the bandwidth for each gets hammered on a daily basis. It's still underway."

     

     

    ****... i do not know why they can not just put them somewhere more reliable like on a cloud or something..

     

    Anyway.. if anybody can get me this.. I'd appreciate it.

     

     

     

  • 3. Re: Windows 7 Support Software
    Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,470 points)

    Hilarious if it weren't so infuriating. An Apple rep that essentially admits that they're shooting themselves on the foot, taking the paying customers out as well.

     

    Note that nobody will or should be able to explicitly offer to do it for you, as it violates the software user agreement (no redistribution) AND the forum TOU (no aiding and abetting in illegalities).

  • 4. Re: Windows 7 Support Software
    DanBee80 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah he did mention that... he said he would have to ask if he could send me the file as i did ask if he could.

     

    What i think he was doing first was just going through the procedure to see where the problem lies.

     

    Anyway.. it really should not be this hard to download a few drivers surely? Is't Apple supposed to simplify things ? lol

     

     

  • 5. Re: Windows 7 Support Software
    Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,470 points)

    Agree wholly. After all, they are forcing us to download 4.5+ GB Lion/Mountain Lion installers for the slightest reason, surely a 400-500 MB CD image isn't an overwhelming obstacle. But they do make money on their OS and none on Windows support, so go figure.

     

    Good luck, amigo. Patience is a virtue....

  • 6. Re: Windows 7 Support Software
    DanBee80 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yeah! very true.

     

    Thanks buddy... I hope I can get this fixed soon!