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Bootcamp OSX questions

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Jan 8, 2013 8:07 PM

I have the disk for Mac OS version 10.5.7, which I got when I bought my Mac, but I sent it in for repairs to Geeksquad and they gave me a new hard drive with 10.6.8 installed, so my Mac currently has 10.6.8. Part of the boot camp installation procedure involves reinstalling my mac OS, but since I have the disk for 10.5.7, but not the 10.6.8 which is currently installed I'm not sure if that part of the bootcamp installation will work. Will the installation work normally, or do I have to find a disk of 10.6.8 to make boot camp work/ reset my computer an install 10.5.7 on it?

MacBook Pro
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 9:12 PM (in response to zemoo)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

     

    The Mac OS X disc contains the Boot Camp drivers you need to make Windows to work correctly. I recommend you to buy the Snow Leopard disc, because if you don't have it, you won't be able to install the Boot Camp drivers on Windows 7 > http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Jan 11, 2013 9:56 PM (in response to zemoo)

    1. As far as I know, with Mac OS X Leopard you can use Windows XP and Vista without any problem, but not Windows 7.

     

    2. You can install the drivers provided with a 10.5.7 DVD on Windows XP and Vista if you have Mac OS X 10.6.8, but it's not recommended because you are using old drivers

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 9:31 PM (in response to zemoo)

    On Snow Leopard, you can only download Boot Camp drivers for the Late 2010 MacBook Air, so you have to install the drivers from the Snow Leopard DVD

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