1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 19, 2013 12:11 PM by mende1
D_avid Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)

My goal is to activate Boot Camp and the install Windows 7 in 64 bit mode on my 15" MacBook Pro (mid 2010 model)

 

I have several questions:

 

1. I ran software update and am up to date. Does this mean that my yet to be activated Boot Camp ap is also up to date?

 

There are 4 confusing pages of updates listed at Apples website for Boot Camp. I am having a hard time understanding what I need and don't need. For example, what version of Boot Camp do I have? I have Boot Camp Assistant version 3.0.4. Does this mean I have Boot Camp ver 3?

 

2. The printed Boot Camp instructions do not explain the process of using downloaded Windows drivers; the instuctions only refer to drivers on the original disks. I have the original install disks from around mid 2010 but I am sure many things have been updated by now. Wouldn't the best idea be to download and install? But the instructions only cover using the original disks. How do I use downloaded drivers?


PowerBook G4 (15-inch FW800), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: I have 15" 2010 MacBook Pro running 10.6.8. I need to activate Bootcamp and install Windows 7. I ran software update. Does this update update Bootcamp? Or do I need to comb thru the 4 pages of updates and somehow determine which ones I need?
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    D_avid wrote:

     

    1. I ran software update and am up to date. Does this mean that my yet to be activated Boot Camp ap is also up to date?

     

    There are 4 confusing pages of updates listed at Apples website for Boot Camp. I am having a hard time understanding what I need and don't need. For example, what version of Boot Camp do I have? I have Boot Camp Assistant version 3.0.4. Does this mean I have Boot Camp ver 3?

     

    You have Mac OS X Snow Leopard, so you are going to use Boot Camp 3 on Windows. After installing Windows 7 on your MacBook, insert the Snow Leopard DVD and install the Boot Camp drivers from here. Then, as the Boot Camp drivers that your Snow Leopard disc contain are outdated, open Apple Software Update on Windows to install the most recent Boot Camp drivers.

     

    D_avid wrote:

     

    2. The printed Boot Camp instructions do not explain the process of using downloaded Windows drivers; the instuctions only refer to drivers on the original disks. I have the original install disks from around mid 2010 but I am sure many things have been updated by now. Wouldn't the best idea be to download and install? But the instructions only cover using the original disks. How do I use downloaded drivers?

     

    On Snow Leopard, you can only download the Boot Camp drivers for the Late 2010 MacBook Air. On Lion and Mountain Lion, you have to download the Boot Camp drivers for all the computers. If you try to download the Boot Camp drivers on Snow Leopard with your computer, you will get a message telling that there aren't any drivers to download for your MacBook Pro