4 Replies Latest reply: May 20, 2013 6:08 PM by vqpower
iamlucasking Level 1 Level 1

If i already installed Windows 8 on the previous Bootcamp version, do I need to reinstall now with Bootcamp 5 to make trackpad, etc work? Or can I simply update the drivers within Windows 8? If I can simply just update the drivers, can someone please explain that process?W

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
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    Go to Boot Camp in OSX, download the new Suport Software to a flash drive, reboot to Windows and install the software.

     

    If your installation is working I advise leaving it alone.

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
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    You can update the Boot Camp drivers. To install them, first start in OS X (holding the X key while your Mac is starting) and download the Boot Camp 5 drivers > http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1638 Then, you can follow the steps of that site to install them. Make sure that your Mac is compatible with Windows 8; you can see the requirements in the right side of that site. If your Mac isn't compatible, you can't install the Boot Camp drivers for Windows 8 on the Mac

  • iamlucasking Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for your advice. I've done what's said above, but when I click on the setup.exe in the Bootcamp folder of the USB stick, I get a Windows 8 popup (fullscreen) that says "This app can't run on your PC. To find a different version for your PC, check with the software publisher."

    Any thoughts?

     

    FYI, I'm using a late 2010 MBP running the latest version of OS X Mountain Lion.

     

    Is it neccessary that I have it on the USB stick to install? Or can I just install from the desktop?

  • vqpower Level 1 Level 1

    I have a late 2011 Mac Pro tower running Windows 8 and Boot Camp 4. I have had Windows 8 ever since it came out, that means that I upgraded to Windows 8 with the last version of Boot Camp 4 (with no issues BTW). Now there is Boot Camp 5,  and I want to upgrade my Mac Pro to Boot Camp 5. After running the setup from the USB drive, the installer of version 5 tells me that I need Windows 7 to install Boot Camp 5. I already have installed Windows 8, don't want to re install Win 7. 

    How can I upgrade to Boot Camp 5 from Windows 8 in my Mac Pro without going back to Win 7 or by formatting my drive?

    Any help would be appreciated.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
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    iamlucasking wrote:

     

    Thanks for your advice. I've done what's said above, but when I click on the setup.exe in the Bootcamp folder of the USB stick, I get a Windows 8 popup (fullscreen) that says "This app can't run on your PC. To find a different version for your PC, check with the software publisher."

    Any thoughts?

     

    FYI, I'm using a late 2010 MBP running the latest version of OS X Mountain Lion.

     

    Is it neccessary that I have it on the USB stick to install? Or can I just install from the desktop?

    You can install from the Windows desktop.

  • vqpower Level 1 Level 1

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    This is what I get when trying to install from the USB Drive...

    Remember, already running Windows 8, but with Boot Camp 4.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
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    On the evidence here you have the wrong version of the Boot Camp drivers?

     

    Boot Camp 5.0.5033 is for Win 8 64bit, is this what you are using (download it here)

     

    There is a sheet that will tell you which version of Boot Camp does what (here)

     

    Verify and if needed download the version you need.

     

    I will also repeat my earlier advice, If your installation is currently working, don't fix it.