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jimjimz Level 1 (0 points)

Hi, Thanks for your time guys, I am currently running on Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion with the Bootcamp assistant 5.0. I got up to the part where I had just installed Windows 7 but as of late, Apple stopped selling their macbook pros with the CD's which is required for the next step of installing drivers and having the features of a computer. Is there any alternative way that will fix this problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • The hatter Level 9 (60,930 points)

    You didn't look close enough during Boot Camp Assistant to check the box to download the software or read the rest of the instructions.

     

    CDs were actually DVD anyway never was a CD - you can burn the support software to a CD though or flash memory. Most use flash USB stick and not a CD.

     

    And Lion and ML don't come with discs anyway.

     

    Mac 101: Using Windows on your Mac via Boot Camp

    https://support.apple.com/kb/HT1461

    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

    The Boot Camp Assistant can burn Boot Camp software (drivers) to a DVD or copy it to a USB storage device, such as a flash drive or hard drive. These are the only media you can use to install Boot Camp software.

    https://support.apple.com/kb/HT4569

    Instructions for all features and settings.

    http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/

  • jimjimz Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried doing it on a USB, and when i tried to run the OS set up through windows, there was an error that said it couldn't read the format of it. Plus I'm using Boot Camp 5.0, which I can't find any solutions to via apple support.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,955 points)

    In OSX, use Boot Camp Assistant to download the drivers (1st option after you start Boot Camp Assistant). Copy them to a FAT32 formatted USB stick. Boot into Windows, run setup.exe from the stick.

     

    Alternative method:

     

    Read the Boot Camp Manual!

  • FamousLastX Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm actually having a similar problem, and I've seen many others complain about this throughout various releases of Boot Camp.  When attempting to use the Boot Camp Assistant to download the support software, it quickly gets to about 20% and then just hangs, no matter how many hours I leave the program running for.  I've searched all over but can't seem to find a reliable direct download, and don't believe that the drivers are included anywhere in the OSX Mountain Lion install, as I searched through most of the .dmg there.  Anybody have any tips or soultions for us?

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,955 points)

    There is no alternative source, you must use Boot Camp Assistant to obtain the drivers and it may take a long time so be patient.

  • jimjimz Level 1 (0 points)

    When you say boot it into windows, are you saying to run it while in the windows OS? or in the begining screen where you choose between the OS's. I've tried to run it while on the Windows OS, and what happens is it does everything from the start, the windows 7 set up, only to bring me back to step 2, where I just finished adding windows 7 onto my mac system, still driverless, which leaves me helpless because I cannot even connect to the Internet via WiFi on the Window 7 OS.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,955 points)

    You install the Windows drivers (the ones you downloaded) while running Windows. Start Windows OS (not the installer) insert the thumb drive and run Setup.exe.

  • jimjimz Level 1 (0 points)

    As I said before when I run the setup.exe from the USB while I'm on the Windows OS(Not Installer), I basically repeat step 2 which sets up my Windows 7, leaving me still driverless and unable to connect to the internet as a result, without many features such as sound, to wrap it all up, the features that were suppose to come with it, I'm not sure which step I'm missing or if theres a technical difficulty because Apple care supportline doesn't work and I've followed your advice reading the manual, every step.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,955 points)

    jimjimz wrote:

     

    As I said before when I run the setup.exe from the USB while I'm on the Windows OS(Not Installer), I basically repeat step 2 which sets up my Windows 7, leaving me still driverless and unable to connect to the internet as a result, without many features such as sound, to wrap it all up, the features that were suppose to come with it, I'm not sure which step I'm missing or if theres a technical difficulty because Apple care supportline doesn't work and I've followed your advice reading the manual, every step.

    I don't know what to say next, I, along with thousands of others have done this, I have done many many times, I have no idea what you are not doing but you are not doing it right. Open the thumb drive in OSX, take a screenshot of the content and post it here, I would like to see what you have.

  • jimjimz Level 1 (0 points)

    Screen Shot 2012-08-25 at 12.43.01 AM.png

    here it is. i open the set.exe while im on the Windows OS and still, nothing seems to change ( Driverless).

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,955 points)

    That appears to be the correct set of folders, and I have no idea what is going on, what is the size of the folder (the root folder)

  • jimjimz Level 1 (0 points)

    about 3.36GB, I'm suppose to run that setup.exe there right? The problem is, am I suppose to be seeing a bootcamp folder? or something like that? where are the installation of the drivers within the folder(thats what im missing for my windows to operate normally on my mac) because its not showing and when I run that setup while I'm on the windows OS, I go through the whole set up for windows 7 again ( is that normal?) and I still end up driverless.

  • The hatter Level 9 (60,930 points)

    3.3GB sounds like Windows 7 ISO some come with Windows electronically as an .exe but you would need to be running Windows... not sure what is up there.

     

    The Apple support should be in a folder "Boot Camp" within the top level on OS X boot drive - unless you chose to install elsewhere.

     

    /Library/Application Support/... Boot Camp as a DMG that you mount and run the installer package - been awhile siince I did so - take with a graiin of salt.

  • jimjimz Level 1 (0 points)

    Do you already have your mac bootcamped? well, i looked @ the application support folder, and i dont seem to even find bootcamp in there..

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