11 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2012 3:29 AM by jean ayoub
Governa Level 2 (200 points)

I've been trying for the last 4 months to download Boot Camp's Windows support software with no success.




I've rebooted, Auto Proxy Discovery is off and I'm using OpenDNS.... I'm out of ideas, help!


Machine: Intel C2D iMac 20" WITH 4GB of RAM running OSX 10.6.8

  • The hatter Level 9 (60,930 points)

    There are 5 new threads a day about downloading Windows support.


    Sounds like you read one of the tips about some things we felt might help (along with disable or don't use Norton, LittleSnitch or other 3rd party firewalls).

  • Governa Level 2 (200 points)

    I'm using a clean install of Snow Leopard. No 3rd party apps whatsoever.


    Why do we have to jump through hoops to get this working? Has Apple stopped supporting Boot Camp? Have the servers been down for all this time?

  • The hatter Level 9 (60,930 points)

    It is so bad and broken - except it has never worked or been reliable and there is it seems no real attempt to resolve. downloads have been like this since Lion when it was mandatory, and back to 10.6.6 when it was more a preview beta test feature added to Boot Camp.


    Some have posted links to download. At one time there was just one universal package for all macs, then it went to "OEM" and to specific model somehow so you can't use your friend Joe's' ESD package.


    I still like the DVD of course. And with Lion I would make sure to save and create your own installer (DVD or 8GB flash memory).


    Of course everyone should send feedback and make a suggestion. I probably used my quota. I'd like to see a small "Windows support control panel" on the Mac as a package, small 1-2MB, that would then from inside Windows pull down the current package. Software Update for Windows. You still might need special driver for that Mac to boot from USB-DVD or USB-Flash to boot the installer. But even that is small..


    It should take minutes to download 600-900MB package.

  • Governa Level 2 (200 points)

    Was able to get it from one of the many torrent websites. Since it's basically a set of drivers I assume it's completely legal to do so.


    Apple get your act straight!

  • Patrick Walsh1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Hi maybe I can help

    The drivers for windows is on you macs install disc for ox10.6

    dont worry about downloading before installing windows.

    just partition drive to make a bootcamp disk and install from a bootable CD or USB drive for windows

    after windows installed and working

    insert mac ox10.6 disc and run exe. on disk

    Hope that helps


  • Governa Level 2 (200 points)

    Patrick your suggestion worked perfectly. I'm now typing this from my Boot Camp partition.



  • Patrick Walsh1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Glad to help.  Sometime this stuff just in't clear cut.

  • HazzaPan Level 1 (0 points)



    I am just wondering do I run my Mac disc while using windows or while using mac? Also does this work on iMac?


    Thank you

  • HazzaPan Level 1 (0 points)

    where can I get that?

  • Patrick Walsh1 Level 1 (15 points)

    The drivers for windows is on you macs install disc for ox10.6

    after windows installed

    startup in windows

    insert mac ox10.6 disc and run exe. on disk

  • jean ayoub Level 1 (0 points)

    hi, i have the same problem

    new macbook pro don't have installation cd so we must use windows support on bootcamp