7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 6, 2012 5:29 AM by BobTheFisherman
benparreira Level 1 Level 1

Hello,

 

I have problem with downloading windows software update in boot camp. The download reached almost half of the bar and them error. What should I do? MacBook Pro (new 13-inch,USB 3 ,June 2012), Mac OS X (10.7.4)


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), New Mac Book pro 13" with USB 3
  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6

    benparreira wrote:

     

    Hello,

     

    I have problem with downloading windows software update in boot camp. The download reached almost half of the bar and them error. What should I do? MacBook Pro (new 13-inch,USB 3 ,June 2012), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

    Shall we guess what the error said or will you tell us? What happened when you tried again?

  • benparreira Level 1 Level 1

    In Boot Camp Assistence to install windows 7 ... when i  start to download the windows software update the download reached almost half and the a message appers saying " can't install software update for windows because it isn't available on the software update server" .... i'm trying to install this update since last week and this message still appers.

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9

     

    Boot Camp 4.0, OS X Lion: Frequently asked question

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4818

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/boot_camp_install-setup_10.7.pdf

     

    create a Windows support software (drivers) CD or USB storage media

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4407

     

    Advanced Network: Proxy Settings, I uncheck "Auto Proxy detection" and make sure you have the interface you use selected and none others.

    "Go into System Preferences - Network - Advanced - Proxies  Uncheck "Auto Proxy Discovery", click OK, Apply"

    After Unchecking "Auto Proxy Discovery" I also had to Uncheck "Use Passive FTP Mode (PASV)" and then Restart Boot Camp Assistant.

     

    odiggy's comment and tried restarting Boot Camp Assistant. That did the trick, even though the Auto Proxy Discovery checkbox ended up the same as it started.  Windows support software is now downloading...  if you're downloading to an external drive make sure there's a least 1 GB of free space because the WindowsSupport folder is around 700 MB and presumably will grow with time.

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3223773?start=15

     

    Also, Change Domain Name Servers to OpenDNS IP address servers - that should be at the router firewall rather than the OS but may be in both for some people. You may be using the defaults your ISP uses, save those if you want, and try these:

    208.67.222.222

    208.67.220.220

     

    Make sure you are not using LittleSnitch or Symantec (probably other 3rd party firewall)

  • benparreira Level 1 Level 1

    Hi... i still cant make the download of the software update for windows!!! does any one as a solution??'

  • Steviedunz Level 1 Level 1

    What are you downloading the windows software support to? I had the same problem when i was downloading it to my external hard drive. If you are using a flash drive or external hard drive you need to format it to the MS-DOS (FAT) format. This page explains how to reformat:

    http://macs.about.com/od/applications/ss/diskutilformat_4.htm

     

    Hope this helps, worked for me.

  • Hatchett Level 1 Level 1

    this does not work what so ever. i have never had these boxes checked and i cannot connect to any networks what so ever.

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6

    Hatchett wrote:

     

    this does not work what so ever. i have never had these boxes checked and i cannot connect to any networks what so ever.

    You should start your own thread and be more clear as to what "this does not work ...", "i have never had these boses checked...",  and "... I cannot connect to any networks..." means.