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GrovrM Level 1 (0 points)

Posting this for the unfortuante ones who may come after me.  I scoured the forums for days to finally achieve a successful result so I figured I would post the results here for any who are brave enough to pursue it.  Proceed at your own risk...of course Apple doesn't give you much choice.

 

The summary is that on a brand new Macbook Pro (MacbookPro9,1) attempts to run Bootcamp for Win 7-64 repeatedly failed.  After some searching I came across information on the location of the main catalog Apple uses.  Google searches on "bootcamp driver downloads" should provide info on where to find this.  Then after sorting through the various bootcamp versions I found the one that applied to my macbookpro9,1 laptop.  I should say supposed to work because it didn't work until I got medieval on it.  All attempts to run the bootcamp setup always met with the "The version of Boot Camp is not intended for this computer model." Even when extracting the windows support section from the bootcamp pkg and then running the setup there the same error was given.

 

So, given that the error was being generated by the installer and this package was clearly supposed to be the correct Bootcamp for my macbook version I decided to 'assist' the installer.  I went and installed the msi install editor InstEd and used it edit the bootcamp64.msi installer that is down inside the /drivers/apple folder in the WindowsSupport section of the bootcamp distribution.  I then went to the table entry "LaunchCondition" and dropped it from the installer effectively removing the platform checks that had so errantly been screwing me.  Then, running the setup.exe for Bootcamp happily ran and installed the full Bootcamp install and all is working now.

 

Note that attempts to manually run the individiual driver files from inside the WindowsSupport.dmg of the BootCamp.pkg did not get everything working.  It worked for graphics and sound but usb, keyboard lightring, and trackpad functions were still fouled.  Only after the full bootcamp install did all functions get resolved.

 

<begin sarcasm>Let me just say this was an awesome experience and I would really like to thank Apple for providing me with this opportunity to learn.</end sarcasm>

  • The hatter Level 9 (60,930 points)

    Stick to Boot Camp Assistant.

     

    Disable any settings in OS X Network regarding Auto Proxy Detect or Enable in Advanced Settings.

    Don't use Norton for Mac, it interferes.

    Change the DNS IP to OpenDNS in your router (and in OS X Network settings though that should be blank really) so that they don't interfere.

     

    And keep trying w/ BCA.

  • BigTexMacGuy Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same issue and your solution worked perfectly. Just wanted to thank you for posting this information. Thanks again!

  • BrianDAtSony Level 1 (0 points)

    You saved my butt, buddy. Aweseome legwork here, and thank you so much!

     

    -Brian

  • BrianDAtSony Level 1 (0 points)

    The hatter wrote:

     

    Stick to Boot Camp Assistant.

     

    Disable any settings in OS X Network regarding Auto Proxy Detect or Enable in Advanced Settings.

    Don't use Norton for Mac, it interferes.

    Change the DNS IP to OpenDNS in your router (and in OS X Network settings though that should be blank really) so that they don't interfere.

     

    And keep trying w/ BCA.

     

    Nope nope nope.

     

    "Keep trying w/ BCA" is a exercise in futility. In my case, even when the correct package was downloaded, it STILL wouldn't install. GrovrM's method worked perfectly.

     

    -Deek

  • WyattEarp Level 1 (0 points)

    You sir, are good.  I've uploaded a copy of the modified BootCamp64.msi here: http://ryan.ript.net/files/BootCamp64.msi

  • jhvr Level 1 (0 points)

    Salut! Thank you. LOTS of egg on Apple's face.

  • Beacoach Level 1 (0 points)

    I have down loaded the file. http://ryan.ript.net/files/BootCamp64.msi.Now what do i do with it to make boot camp assistat work?  Thanks.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,900 points)

    Beacoach wrote:

     

    I have down loaded the file. http://ryan.ript.net/files/BootCamp64.msi.Now what do i do with it to make boot camp assistat work?  Thanks.

    As this is an unofficial download I have no idea, if it works the same as the official one you would copy it to a FAT32 formatted thumbdrive (or a CD) and run it after you boot Windows.

     

    But, as I said, I have no idea specificaly about the file you downloaded.

  • seankatona Level 1 (0 points)

    After hours of searching, the (InstEd) over-ride finally allowed me to do a boot camp install on windows 8 RTM on my macbook pro retina (15"). 

     

    I was receiving the same error message that "this version of boot camp is not designed for this computer model".

     

    FYI - I was upgrading from the Windows 8 consumer preview (and haven't booted into OS X since the first week I bought the machine.)

  • Jonny The Boy Level 1 (0 points)

    This worked a treat.

     

    If you were here I'd buy you a pint.

     

    Many thanks!

  • ole3000 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, great post but with some bootcamp64.msi (e.g. 4.1 4586) files it`s easier to use the "NOCHECK=1" option in command line.

     

    Have another problem while update bootcamp on my iMac 21,5" late 2010 from version 3.3 to 4.x. Setup.exe starts (as amin), install grafic driver something like this and display an error "bootcamp64.msi is not a valid install package for product Boot-Camp Services" (free translation from german - sorry :-)

     

    Tried different versions 4.0x, 4.1 - same error. Any hints?

     

    Thx, Ole

  • AppleDevil Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Man, very much appreciated, works for me very well!

  • ole3000 Level 1 (0 points)

    fine its a workaround only - there are several versions of V.4.x Boot-Camp drivers - look on the appropriate hardware on the right side of the download page pls. possibly wrong drivers will be installed...

  • kinless Level 1 (5 points)

    Unfortunately this method did not work for me.

     

    Granted, I'm trying this with the newly released Bootcamp 5.0 installer (64-bit Windows 8 Pro on a 2012 MacBook Pro 9,2 so it should be fully and natively supported), but removing the LaunchCondition table from the MSI file still shows me the "Not intended for this computer model" error.

     

    So maybe there's another check they've added in 5.0 somewhere that I'm missing, but I'm still stuck at this point.

     

    One of Apple's biggest fails in my opinion. Can't even QA their own Bootcamp upgrade properly.

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