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So im at the FIRST HURDLE of bootcamping (fail). anddd ive always been told/read that the mac drivers are on the osx disk.

However my bootcamp assistant tells me that i need to download the software and burn it to a disk or put it on an external. Do i really need to do that? or are the files on the osx disk?

thanks for ur help guys im pooped :S

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This sucks lol, sat here with the disk and everything waiting like a newb stuck at the first step

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Sounds like you're using the Boot Camp Beta, which did have that requirement. If so, note that the beta has long since expired and you can no longer use it.

If you want to use Boot Camp, you'll need to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

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Wait a second - I take that back. If you're doing this on a 27" iMac, you're definitely using 10.6

Did you by chance try to download Boot Camp from the Internet, as opposed to using the version pre-installed on your Mac?

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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No thats just it, ive since ignored that step and decided to run apple software update on the windows side.

HOWEVER i have since been told that wonderful thing that the disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved bla bla bla...

this is a nightmare and i havent even installed it yet lol

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The "files cannot be moved" error usually means that the disk requires defragmenting. iDefrag is the utility most folks recommend. Search the forum and you'll find the link.

To update your Boot Camp version, you need to go to the Apple.com/downloads area and download the latest version of Boot Camp, which is optimized to work with Win7. Do it from within Windows and that will update your version; it should avoid the burn to disc message.

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Thanks for the help everyone i found the best way to resolve that problem was to simply boot from the osx disk and do a repair on the hd, Bootcamp worked perfectly after that

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