2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 17, 2013 1:49 PM by Richone52
ASCDoug Level 1 (0 points)

Hi all,


I'm on a brand new 2013 MB Air running Windows 8 64 bit with Boot Camp.


Windows is running fine, but I just recently noticed that I had a message telling me I had a driver missing and needed to update Boot Camp.


Now, this computer is less than 1 week old, so I checked my Boot Camp verison first and it does say that I'm running Boot Camp 5.

Just to compare the drivers, I downloaded the suggested update (from Apple, Boot Camp 5.0.5033) and put it on an extra USB drive.


When I compared the drivers, the new download did contain significantly more drivers for various hardware(most of which I don't have), so I tried to run it from the USB drive.


At that point I got the "Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer model error".


I'm running Windows 8 64 bit, so I don't see why BCx64 is unsupported, and I'd really like to get the "driver update needed" message resolved.


Am I being directed to the wrong dowload? Do I even need this one?

Should I be running an update through OS X even though the message is coming from Windows 8?


Any ideas on how to proceed would be appreciated.



MacBook Air, Windows 8
  • Takumonju Level 1 (0 points)

    I got the exact same error and haven't found any guidance on what to do next.

  • Richone52 Level 1 (10 points)

    The actual answer is if you look at the download page at the bottom, you will see a link for supported devices.  You will notice that the Macbook Air 2013 is NOT listed.


    This upgrade does not apply for the newer MAcBook Air.  The current driver set you have is correct.  No upgrade is necessary.  It is only for the older Macbook Airs.


    Hope this helps.