9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2011 3:48 PM by Csound1
Frostbitee08 Level 1 (0 points)

I have my brand new MacBook Pro 13" 2011 that shipped with lion tripple booting OSX, Windows 7, and Ubuntu 11.04.

 

When I got the computer I put in a new 1TB hard drive in, and installed OSX from a USB drive I created. I paritioned it using disk utility and installed windows and Ubuntu without bootcamp. I did this with my previous MacBook Pro with great ease and succsess. However, previously I simply inserted the Snow Leopard install disc when booting Windows 7 to install boot camp. Seeing as my machine did not ship with any disc, and the Snow Leopard retail disk will not support my hardware, where can I download Boot camp? Updates are easy enough to find but they require you to have some version of boot camp installed previously which I do not. I have also tried opening up boot camp assistant and downloading from there, but it will not let me because it cannot repartition my Hard Drive.

 

To long didnt read: Where can I download boot camp for those machines that shipped with Lion, NOT UPDATES an actual install?


MacBook Pro, Windows 7
  • david11717 Level 1 (0 points)

    Did you ever find the boot camp installation? I am also running into a very similar problem.

  • The hatter Level 9 (60,930 points)

    There are no updates; there are no standalone downloads.

     

    They are (RTM) guide, downloaded from within Boot Camp Assistant.

     

    That is also how/where latest version. it is a 600MB package.

  • david11717 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, my problem is that when I try using the boot camp assistant and try to download the "Windows Support Software" it says "Download could not continue. The Windows support software is not available." I read around the forums and saw that you can install Windows 7 x64 anyway but then put in the original discs that came with the laptop to install boot camp. The problem with that is that I don't have those discs. Is there a fix to get the boot camp assistant to download the Windows support software?

  • Frostbitee08 Level 1 (0 points)

    I sort of cheated. I went to an apple store with a external hard drive and downloaded it on the exact same computer there and than copied the file onto my computer. I still have it I can upload it if you have the same machine.

  • The hatter Level 9 (60,930 points)

    There is a thread. With a link. And the download is universal. It is not machine specific.

     

    Boot Camp 3 series should be pulled except made one current download for XP.

     

    Give everyone access to current version, which would be 4.x something.

  • david11717 Level 1 (0 points)

    @Frostbitee08

    I don't have the same machine, but according to The hatter it's universal. If you would upload the file somewhere for me that would be great! Thanks.

     

    @The hatter

    Do you have a link to that thead?

  • The hatter Level 9 (60,930 points)

    We mention it so what surprises (not really,not anymore) is that searches (try google "apple boot camp 4") either no one bothers or fail.

     

    My Bookmarks are publc - click on My Stuff in my profile, there is a link on the right column "bookmarks"

  • Frostbitee08 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't think it's the same, or at least the installer warns you it's not but I'll up it when I get home. If you check this thread by tomorrow there will be a link

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,982 points)

    david11717 wrote:

     

    Well, my problem is that when I try using the boot camp assistant and try to download the "Windows Support Software" it says "Download could not continue. The Windows support software is not available." I read around the forums and saw that you can install Windows 7 x64 anyway but then put in the original discs that came with the laptop to install boot camp. The problem with that is that I don't have those discs. Is there a fix to get the boot camp assistant to download the Windows support software?

    You didn't mention what version of OSX you have but ... if Lion you can download them using Boot Camp assistant, if Snow Leopard you can obtain a replacement disc from Apple (you'll need the serial number of your Mac), buy a retail copy of Snow Leopard ($29) or download them using Boot Camp Assistant.