5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 5, 2013 11:12 PM by nitchith
nitchith Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Since windows 8 is supported by Boot camp 5,will mac os x lion (10.7.5) support Boot camp 5.Which type of windows 7 (32 /64 bit) is supported for mac os x lion (Boot camp 4).I have seen this site http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5634?viewlocale=en_US

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (90,805 points)

    Welcome to Apple Support Communities


    The Windows version that your MacBook supports depends on the MacBook Pro model you have. You can check in the link you included which Boot Camp version and which Windows versions your MacBook Pro supports.


    The Boot Camp drivers are installed in Windows, so you can download Boot Camp 5 drivers in Lion

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (60,280 points)

    That says Boot Camp 5 can be manually downloaded. It can be downloaded while you are in Windows which is how I use it instead of using BCA.


    I would not use 32-bit versions EVER unless maybe if you only use it in a VM.

    Better to install natively with Boot Camp and 64-bit even then.


    Downloading Boot Camp drivers

    After learning which version of Boot Camp will run your version of Windows on your Mac, you can get the required version of Boot Camp these ways:

    • Use the Boot Camp Assistant to download Boot Camp 5 (only available on OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.3 and later). Boot Camp 4 is available via Boot Camp Assistant for earlier versions of OS X (OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2 and earlier).
    • Manually download Boot Camp 4 or Boot Camp 5 support software from Apple Support Downloads.
  • nitchith Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your reply.My laptop is 13-inch,mid 2012 MAC OS X LION.Is Boot camp 5 compatible with this version?I downloaded Boot camp 5 but I saw in some page that LION is not compatible. 

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (90,805 points)

    Boot Camp 5 is compatible with your MacBook Air.


    If you are referring to Boot Camp Assistant, OS X Lion includes the 4.0 version, but this doesn't mean you can't download the Boot Camp Support Software 5 and install it in Windows, as this has nothing to do with Boot Camp Assistant. Download the Boot Camp Support Software > http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1638


    Then, open Boot Camp Assistant and follow the steps. You shouldn't have any problem with the Windows 8 installation. Follow Apple's steps > http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/boot_camp_install-setup_10.8.pdf

  • nitchith Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This help me

    Once I dual booted ubuntu, then there were some partitions .

    I tried to uninstall that by going to disk utility and remove partition but I accidently removed many partitions and finally left with some.

    Screen Shot 2013-09-06 at 11.41.07 AM.png

    Then I found this partition linux swap which is 8GB cant be removed.

    I also think I deleted recovery partition.So can u help me what to do so that I can remove this 8GB linux swap and get back recovery partition.