6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 7, 2012 7:18 PM by Wellbee
Wellbee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

When trying to install Win 7 in Boot Camp 4.0.1 on my Mid 2010 Macbook Pro running Lion 10.7.3, I get an error saying the drivers are not on the CD/DVD.  Any suggestions?  Where can I get these drivers?  Note that I will need to install them on a USB b/c you can't eject the Win disc.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Boot Camp 4.0.1
  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6 (11,195 points)

    During the process you are offered the opportunity to download the drivers/support software to be saved on an external device such as a usb stick.

     

    Follow the instructions in the installation guide http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/boot_camp_install-setup_10.7.pdf. The guide describes how to download and save the drivers/support software.

  • Wellbee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did download the drivers/support software & copied it to a USB drive; however, these apparently are only applicable after Windows is loaded.  I'm not able to get Windows loaded...it tells me that the drivers are missing from the CD/DVD after I select the country option and then try to install.  I did try to browse the USB drive to get the program to load the drivers;however, it wouldn't load them.

  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,755 points)

    Hmm interesting. Maybe you should try to re-install it over again, as you may have missed an earlier step there. Re-read the manual carefully.

  • mwm417 Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    I second HACKINT0SH

    HACKINT0SH wrote:

     

    Hmm interesting. Maybe you should try to re-install it over again, as you may have missed an earlier step there. Re-read the manual carefully.

    Also, what version of windows 7 are you trying to install? Premium, ultimate, starter... Did you buy this from a store, or did you download an iso from somewhere such as DreamSpark (Microsoft's distribution for education).

  • Wellbee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok...it definetly has something to do w/the version...It is a Win Pro 7 English US Only DVD made in Puerto Rico.  I bought the packaged DVD from a distributor.  The reason I say the problem is w/the version is that I saw another string similar to this one and the person resolved the problem by using a newer version w/an updated SP.  To test this I tried to install a previously activated Ultimate version and it installed perfectly; however, I removed the partion & started over due to the fact that I only have a new activation code for Professional.  When trying to install my Professional version again, I received the same message...see below.Win 7 Install Pic.jpg

  • Wellbee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Problem solved.  I obtained a newer version of Win Pro 7 and it installed w/o any problems.  It appears that the older DVDs w/Win 7 won't work with Boot Camp 4.0.1...you need a DVD w/SP1.