All I can suggest is that you start by installing the drivers that should be on your Snow Leopard DVD. Given you are using Windows 7 you might see what drivers you are permitted to download through Boot Camp Assistant.
Each Boot Camp driver update at the download site only updates the preceding version. That only goes as far as when a new version is released with a new version of OS X. Then you must use the drivers with the new version of OS X. Then you can update them.
the instructions for conducting the partition did say that I would need my Mac install DVD. However, the Bootcamp wizard when it took me through the partition never asked for - directions on computer and as outlined in the printed directions by apple didn't match up.
How would I install those drivers? Do I have my windows 7 running and pop in my Snow Leopard DVD?
If the files on apples site are windows files (when I try to open them when running my OSx, I get a Win 32 error). I understand this error is because they are windows files? That means I have to open and run them on the windows side of things. that's what I can gather.
Thanks in advance,
You are making this seem harder.
you have 3.04
The next update is 3.1 which you can download manually or update through the Windows Apple Software Update program. Either way.
Then 3.2 and maybe 3.3.
Lion is different. The software drivers are downloaded only from Boot Camp Assistant 4.x and saved to USB disc and installed from inside Windows.
I don't know what that article does not include the manual standalone update 3.1 (one for 32-bit, another for 64-bit)
Produce support page is best place.
Boot Camp 3.1 - 3.2
Boot Camp Software Update 3.3 for Windows
Thanks Kappy, your post got me thinking and I got the issue resolved. I was missing a step.
I went back and reread the Apple partition installation directions, and realized I needed to install the drivers for the Windows side of my partition, from my Mac Install disk. This was the step I was missing and the reason for my issues in Windows.
This is a case where the directions for creating the partition are off in a few areas/steps, and the installation wizard doesn't match the partition directions. It's not intuitive that you can only get Bootcamp on the windows side if you start with the Mac Installation Disk. You can't install Bootcamp manually in Windows, unless you get Bootcamp from your Mac OS install disk.
There is no installation wizard on a Mac.
If you read the introduction it seems to be pretty clear what is happening
Boot Camp lets you install Windows on a Mac computer, using a Microsoft Windows
installation disc that you provide. Windows is installed on its own partition. After
installation, you can use either Windows or Mac OS X on your Mac computer.
The Boot Camp Assistant application helps you create the Windows partition
and restart your Mac using your Windows installation disc. Then you follow these
instructions to install Windows and install software drivers that let Windows work
with your Mac hardware.
If you’ve already installed Windows on your Mac with Boot Camp and you want
to upgrade to Windows Vista or Windows 7, you don’t need to use the Boot Camp
Assistant. Follow the instructions in “Upgrading to Windows Vista or Windows 7”
on page 15.
Important: Before you use Boot Camp Assistant, print this document. It contains
information you’ll need while installing Windows
This seems easy but its not working for me.
I have SnowLeopard and BootCamp 3.0. I have windows 7, 64bit on a MBP 2,66GHZ C2D.
When i try to update Bootcamp i only get Exe files and these cannot work on my mac partition.
I managed to install windows 7 but need to install the drivers to play tthe game i want.
Of course it works if you do it FROM INSIDE Windows - that is what .exe files (apps) are for.
PS: you just don't have the problem of the owner of the thread, even though the title led you here.
Apple's Softare Update for Windows is all you really need. Open it next time in Windows and it will show if you need 3.1 (then 3.2, and last 3.3)
Boot Camp 3.1 - 3.2
The problem with all of this is much of the information Apple gives you is misleading, along with all the different versions of Bootcamp one must look at to see if it is the right choice.
In light of bringing up a two-year old topic, I also feel Apple should of said something regarding the lack of Windows support software on a broken link, it's been what, a few years now, if not more?
So since I have a Macbook (late 2009, Snow Leopard), this is basically what I have to do:
1. Download Bootcamp Updates 3.1 & 3.2, copy files onto USB drive for later. (Is there any reason why I would need 3.3?)
2. Run Bootcamp Assistant
3. Make partition for Windows 7
4. Install Windows
5. Use Mac OSX disc (since Macbooks don't come with installation discs, you have to buy them on their own)
6. Update Bootcamp on the Windows side
7. Start gaming
All in all this cost me a rough estimate of $140 from Amazon.com. Shame I didn't buy the Mac installation DVD sooner.