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# 81218 9-Apr-2011 16:11
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Hi folks,

I am aiming to do this on my 2011 Macbook Pro. My latest attempt was this morning, when I managed to install the guest OS, installed Bootcamp 64bit from the Snow Leopard disc. That itself was not a smooth process, I had to jump through a couple of hoops. After it was installed I still didn't have a bunch of drivers installed (including graphics and wifi) or working properly. I downloaded the 3.1 upgrade, installed that, followed by 3.2 upgrade and installed that too. Still nada...

 Has anyone successfully set this up?

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D. 




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  # 457112 9-Apr-2011 22:18
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yes i did it, i did not seem to have any issues for drivers but i did a full update over LAN. Mac Book Pro I7, 17" screen, 8 GB Ram, 2011. did have some issues getting boot camp running tho. it was flake the first install, had to kill it and reinstall.




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  # 457162 10-Apr-2011 08:57
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CADMAX: yes i did it, i did not seem to have any issues for drivers but i did a full update over LAN. Mac Book Pro I7, 17" screen, 8 GB Ram, 2011. did have some issues getting boot camp running tho. it was flake the first install, had to kill it and reinstall.


Yup, I've done a kill-and-reinstall but that didn't help. One thing I didn't try was putting it on wired LAN and do an update. Will give that a try - thanks. 




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  # 457163 10-Apr-2011 09:19
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Installed Windows Vista and Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit on Bootcamp and never had problems. Granted this was a couple of years ago.




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  # 457167 10-Apr-2011 09:26
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dpw:
CADMAX: yes i did it, i did not seem to have any issues for drivers but i did a full update over LAN. Mac Book Pro I7, 17" screen, 8 GB Ram, 2011. did have some issues getting boot camp running tho. it was flake the first install, had to kill it and reinstall.


Yup, I've done a kill-and-reinstall but that didn't help. One thing I didn't try was putting it on wired LAN and do an update. Will give that a try - thanks. 


one thing i did find about windows 7 was that it was a little slow when one compares it to a windows PC, i dont know why.
i went back to windows XP pro running on Parallels desk top, better speed and all i wanted it for was network stuff.




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  # 457213 10-Apr-2011 12:42
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Ok, I've tried wired LAN and nada...there isn't even a network device listed! When I put in my Snow Leopard disc I couldn't install Bootcamp drivers at all - said something about not compatible. I finally got it working by using the "Troubleshooting" option for the BootCamp64.exe - something I found online somewhere. Then I managed to install the 3.1 upgrade, followed by the 3.2 upgrade. After all that still nada....no network devices...

I do have Win7 running on Parallels, but thought I'd give the Bootcamp thing a try - not sure if it's worth the effort though...




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  # 457216 10-Apr-2011 12:52
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I did this successfully on my iMac (maybe no help as not Macbook Pro) but had to have a USB drive inserted with the correct bundled drivers BEFORE installing Win 7 Pro 64 bit. Works sweet as. Solution was found on the Apple Support site, via Google.

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  # 457218 10-Apr-2011 12:59
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myopinion: I did this successfully on my iMac (maybe no help as not Macbook Pro) but had to have a USB drive inserted with the correct bundled drivers BEFORE installing Win 7 Pro 64 bit. Works sweet as. Solution was found on the Apple Support site, via Google.


That's worth a try though! Thanks...will scrounge around here for a USB drive. Do you know if it burns an image onto the USB drive? Or can I use a drive that has other stuff on it already? Also, can the drive be HFS? or does it have to be NTFS or other MS file systems? 




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  # 457223 10-Apr-2011 13:39
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Needs to he formatted MS-DOS (FAT) with the drivers and an autounattended.xml file only. I followed the link below but this is specfic to the iMac:

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3173

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  # 457231 10-Apr-2011 14:51
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Well, that did the trick :) So far I have been using Bootcamp drivers from the SL disc, then upgrading to 3.1, then to 3.2. This time I downloaded the drivers and put them on a USB stick. Installed them from the USB stick and Robert's your auntie's live-in lover! Thanks for the idea :)




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