HT5639: Boot Camp 5.1: Frequently asked questionsLearn about Boot Camp 5.1: Frequently asked questions
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2013 9:41 PM (in response to Raice)
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It's recommended to install Boot Camp 5 drivers before upgrading to Windows 8 in order to have everything working after the upgrade. If you haven't upgraded before, you can still do it downloading and install Boot Camp 5 drivers from Apple > http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1638
Just decompress the file and run the installer in Windows
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2013 3:25 AM (in response to mende1)
I have the same problem as Raice, I mean that I have installed Windows 8 and Boot Camp 4 and would like to upgrade to Boot Camp 5 for the same compatibility reasons.
Downloading the boot camp 5 drivers does not help because the installation of the drivers (install.exe) replies that some errors have been encountered and then it stops and does nothing, probably because boot camp 4 is already running ...
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2013 8:44 AM (in response to timlead)
Boot Camp 4 is a set of drivers, it has to be 'running'
Post the exact error message please.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 26, 2013 1:21 PM (in response to mende1)
Thx, but you see, even though it's recommended to upgrade before installing windows 8, there's nothing i can do about that now...
I have windows 8 pro edition installed, and i have had it for many months now, and i by mistake did it on bootcamp 4, before i knew about the compatiblity issues that i now know about.
It's not really possible for me to just make a do over..
It's not possible to just delete it and just do it right the next time and then install windows 8 and everything i have on there now.
So don't suggest that, just saying:p
What i'm after here, is a solution to, what now?
What do i do when i have already made the mistake, is there any way for me to upgrade to bootcamp 5 FROM windows 8 pro, even though it's recommended to do it before installing it?:)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 26, 2013 4:54 PM (in response to Raice)
Download the drivers and install them just like any other Windows driver package.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2013 9:26 PM (in response to Raice)
I have been having the exact same problem. I have used Windows 8 with Bootcamp for since Windows 8 release with no problems until yesterday. Now every time I boot up I get a "There is a problem with this Program: Bootcamp 4" error. I downloaded Bootcamp 5 and when I run the setup I get a "This App Can't Run on Your PC" message. I am using a late 2011 MacBook Pro with the latest update of Mountain Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2013 5:16 AM (in response to quinlayen)
Lets have the actual message please, the above is your version.
Word for Word.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2013 6:02 AM (in response to Csound1)
The exact error is a pop-up window at startup when I go to desktop. The title of the window is Program Compatibility Assistant. Under that it says "This program has compatibility issues". Under that it says Boot Camp 4 Apple Computer.
Then like I said in my previous post I downloaded Bootcamp 5, put it on a clean FAT formatted USB and tried running setup. I get the message "This App Cant Run on Your PC"
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2013 6:12 AM (in response to quinlayen)
Then you have the wrong version of Boot Camp for your machine, did Boot Camp download these drivers, or did you choose them yourself and download from the website?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 17, 2013 11:59 PM (in response to Csound1)
im using macbook pro 13-inch late 2011 with os x 10.7.2 which has bootcamp 4.i want to install windows 8 64-bit using usb drive.can i do so on the bootcamp 4 provided and then install the drivers for windows 8?or do i have to upgrade to bootcamp 5 before installing windows 8?if so,how do i do that?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2013 7:37 AM (in response to rimzaak)
I am having the same problem. I also have a macbook pro 13-inch ultimo 2011. When I try to install bootcamp 5 I get an error saying that it has to be installed on Windows 7. If some of you have found a solution other than downgrading again. Please post it.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2013 7:53 AM (in response to camillapedersen)
I installed windows 7 ultimate in bootcamp then long before win8 got official support I updated from win7 to win8
and had some issues with video card acting up once in awhile then when win8 got official support I downloaded the bootcamp 5 driver zip and extracted it in windows and installed the drivers that was newer
and all was well still is
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2013 7:53 AM (in response to rimzaak)
Can you buy Mountain Lion and install it on another disk drive or Mac? That or a direct download of Boot Camp 5.x
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2013 4:51 AM (in response to Raice)
I have the same problem. I have a MacBook Air with Windows 7 pro 64 bit and when Windows 8 pro 64 bit was launched i upgraded. There was no Bootcamp 5 at that moment, Bootcamp 5 came months later (nice support Apple). So i have the same problem as many other Mac owners who work in Windows (it's my main operating system). I want to upgrade to Bootcamp 5 on my current Windows 8 platform running with Bootcamp 4. When i run the installer at this moment it give an error that it will only run on Windows 7.
In my oppinion it should not be a mayor problem, it does need focus of the Apple Botcamp team.