5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 7, 2013 10:29 AM by mende1
in Rockwall Level 1 (0 points)

I have a MacbookPro built Sept 2007 model 3,1 that shipped with OS X 10.4 (before BOOTCAMP was supported). I have installed windows under BOOTCAMP and can boot Windows XP but I do not have an OS X install disk that has the Windows drivers for this machine.


Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • mende1 Level 10 (92,176 points)

    In Tiger, Boot Camp was only a beta, so Boot Camp is only supported on Leopard and newer. Upgrade to Snow Leopard > http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard Make a backup of the files before upgrading

  • in Rockwall Level 1 (0 points)

    The MBP is currently running Snow Leopard (down graded from Lion for this effort). The documentation say that you have to use the Bootcamp Windows drivers that shipped with the install disk for THAT machine - as that is the only disk that knows what the hardware type and features are on that particular machine (video card, internet card, etc). A CD used to upgrade to a later release does not have these drivers.

     

    I think what I need is a copy of the CD that shipped with a MBP like mine that was purchased later and shipped with leopard (or snow leopard). A machine built after Sept 2007 or purchased shortly thereafter before the next model came out (with a different chip set, video card, etc).

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,176 points)

    The Snow Leopard DVD includes the Boot Camp drivers for all the Macs. The Snow Leopard DVD contains Boot Camp 3.0 instead of the old version that your Leopard DVD has got. You can use the Snow Leopard DVD without any problem

  • in Rockwall Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks !!!  That had what I needed. Those windows drivers don't show up on the CD in OS X finder, so I didn't know I had them. That is good information to know - thanks again.

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,176 points)

    You are welcome