5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2013 9:31 PM by mende1
zemoo Level 1 (0 points)

I have the disk for Mac OS version 10.5.7, which I got when I bought my Mac, but I sent it in for repairs to Geeksquad and they gave me a new hard drive with 10.6.8 installed, so my Mac currently has 10.6.8. Part of the boot camp installation procedure involves reinstalling my mac OS, but since I have the disk for 10.5.7, but not the 10.6.8 which is currently installed I'm not sure if that part of the bootcamp installation will work. Will the installation work normally, or do I have to find a disk of 10.6.8 to make boot camp work/ reset my computer an install 10.5.7 on it?

MacBook Pro
  • mende1 Level 10 (92,201 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities


    The Mac OS X disc contains the Boot Camp drivers you need to make Windows to work correctly. I recommend you to buy the Snow Leopard disc, because if you don't have it, you won't be able to install the Boot Camp drivers on Windows 7 > http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard

  • zemoo Level 1 (0 points)

    Is Snow Leopard 10.6 or higher?

    What If I were to install windows Vista or XP? would I be able to do that without Snow Leopard?

    On XP or Vista, Will the boot camp drivers install properly with a 10.5.7 disk if my current OS is 10.6.8?

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,201 points)

    1. As far as I know, with Mac OS X Leopard you can use Windows XP and Vista without any problem, but not Windows 7.


    2. You can install the drivers provided with a 10.5.7 DVD on Windows XP and Vista if you have Mac OS X 10.6.8, but it's not recommended because you are using old drivers

  • zemoo Level 1 (0 points)

    I started Bootcamp and this popped up


    Screen shot 2013-01-18 at 2.22.24 PM.png

    But when I went to download the software I got this

    Screen shot 2013-01-18 at 2.22.05 PM.png

    I assume there is a downloadable version of the optimal drivers archived somewhere. I went to the bootcamp support site and searched "windows software support", but couldn't find anything.


    I am worried about the warning, even though my disk is not "software downloaded for another Mac", or "on the installation disk that came with another Mac" I am worried that they actually mean to say don't use the installation disk that came with another OS, which is my situation.


    I'm sorry if I keep asking the same questions over and over, I just don't want to mess up my computer and am afraid that if I click the "I have the Mac OS X ..." option I'll lose the other option

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,201 points)

    On Snow Leopard, you can only download Boot Camp drivers for the Late 2010 MacBook Air, so you have to install the drivers from the Snow Leopard DVD