3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 16, 2013 8:28 PM by DwainC
Madlekneple Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I want to install bootcamp on my Macbook pro 10.5.8 Bootcamp is not installed on my Macbook and when I download it from the Apple Store, I get an exe file. Someone gave me bootcamp and when I run it does not work. Can you help me please?

 

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: I want to install bootcamp on my Macbook pro 10.5.8 Bootcamp is not installed on my Macbook and when I download it from the Apple Store, I get an exe file. Someone gave me bootcamp and when I run it does not work. Can you help me please?
    Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (41,525 points)

    To the best of my knowledge BootCamp is part of OS X and should be installed with it. If it isn't there then it sounds like OS X was not installed correctly.

     

    Allan

  • 2. Re: I want to install bootcamp on my Macbook pro 10.5.8 Bootcamp is not installed on my Macbook and when I download it from the Apple Store, I get an exe file. Someone gave me bootcamp and when I run it does not work. Can you help me please?
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,700 points)

    Boot Camp Assistant (Utilities folder) is installed with OS X. If you don't find it on your computer then you must have deleted it at some time. If this be the case then you will have to reinstall Leopard or upgrade to Snow Leopard or later.

     

    Upgrade Paths to Snow Leopard, Lion, and/or Mountain Lion

     

    You can upgrade to Mountain Lion from Lion or directly from Snow Leopard. Mountain Lion can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $19.99. To access the App Store you must have Snow Leopard 10.6.6 or later installed.

     

    Upgrading to Snow Leopard

     

    You must purchase Snow Leopard through the Apple Store: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - Apple Store (U.S.). The price is $19.99 plus tax. You will be sent physical media by mail after placing your order.

     

    After you install Snow Leopard you will have to download and install the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1 to update Snow Leopard to 10.6.8 and give you access to the App Store. Access to the App Store enables you to download Mountain Lion if your computer meets the requirements.

     

         Snow Leopard General Requirements

     

           1. Mac computer with an Intel processor

           2. 1GB of memory

           3. 5GB of available disk space

           4. DVD drive for installation

           5. Some features require a compatible Internet service provider;

               fees may apply.

           6. Some features require Apple’s iCloud services; fees and

               terms apply.

     

    Upgrading to Lion

     

    If your computer does not meet the requirements to install Mountain Lion, it may still meet the requirements to install Lion.

     

    You can purchase Lion by contacting Customer Service: Contacting Apple for support and service - this includes international calling numbers. The cost is $19.99 (as it was before) plus tax.  It's a download. You will get an email containing a redemption code that you then use at the Mac App Store to download Lion. Save a copy of that installer to your Downloads folder because the installer deletes itself at the end of the installation.

     

         Lion System Requirements

     

           1. Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7,

               or Xeon processor

           2. 2GB of memory

           3. OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)

           4. 7GB of available space

           5. Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply.

     

    Upgrading to Mountain Lion

     

    To upgrade to Mountain Lion you must have Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or Lion installed. Purchase and download Mountain Lion from the App Store. Sign in using your Apple ID. Mountain Lion is $19.99 plus tax. The file is quite large, over 4 GBs, so allow some time to download. It would be preferable to use Ethernet because it is nearly four times faster than wireless.

     

         OS X Mountain Lion - System Requirements

     

           Macs that can be upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion

     

             1. iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) - Model Identifier 7,1 or later

             2. MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) - Model Identifier 5,1 or later

             3. MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later

             4. MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) - Model Identifier 2,1 or later

             5. Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later

             6. Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later

             7. Xserve (Early 2009) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later

     

    To find the model identifier open System Profiler in the Utilities folder. It's displayed in the panel on the right.

     

         Are my applications compatible?

     

             See App Compatibility Table - RoaringApps.

     

         For a complete How-To introduction from Apple see Upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion.

  • 3. Re: I want to install bootcamp on my Macbook pro 10.5.8 Bootcamp is not installed on my Macbook and when I download it from the Apple Store, I get an exe file. Someone gave me bootcamp and when I run it does not work. Can you help me please?
    DwainC Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    route to bootcamp-----> Open a new finder window->Open applications folder--> scroll down to UTILITIES folder open--> bootcamp resides in your Utilities folder. You can launch the app from there.

     

    There is also a shortcut... Spotlight. The little magnifying glass in the top right corner click type bootcamp it will apprear in results.... click on it and it should launch.