1 Reply Latest reply: May 19, 2010 8:26 AM by The hatter
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I have several questions concerning what are the proper drivers to use to attempt a clean install of Win 7 64 bit using Boot Camp. I see that there are (2) documents explaining installation with Boot Camp,they are:
plugin-BootCampInstall-Setup.pdf and
plugin-BootCamp_Install-Setup10.6.pdf
Is it correct to assume that the 10.6 version is the latest version of the document to use in my case?
In the documentation in the 10.6 pdf, they suggest downloading the latest Boot Camp drivers which appear to be here:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL979
I am assuming that this .exe file should be used in lieu of using the Boot Camp drivers that came with my machine since those drivers are probably older??
Also, I am confused if I need to use this utility:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL977
By reading the explanation of this utility, this is only for people that already have Vista on their machines & are upgrading to Win 7 which I am not doing.
Lastly, I see there is this update on the MacBook Pro site:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1026

"About MacBook Pro Software Update 1.3

This update is recommended for all 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro mid 2010 models and contains improvements for graphics stability for high-performance video and gaming applications as well as various bug fixes."

I have been making sure that I do an Apple software update frequently, but I am not sure if this is an update that I do not have.

Thanks for any help with these questions. I wanted to be as prepared as possible to get Windows installed properly the first time around!!

M.

MacBook Pro 15" (Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.3), 2.66GHz Core i7, 8GB DDR3, Nvidia GeForce GT 330M , 512 MB