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Off-disc hosting of "Windows on Mac" drivers?


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I want to get Windows 7 up and running on my 15" MBP (previous-gen, 120GB HDD, 2GHz processor, 2GB RAM) with Boot Camp, but I don't have the Leopard (10.5) installation disc lying around. Is there anywhere on the Internet where I can get the drivers that will allow my laptop to interface with Windows correctly?

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Have a look at Apple's support page for bootcamp, that has some downloadable components: Apple Support for Bootcamp

Or check out this forum, where a man claims to have posted some drivers for download:
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Unfortunately, the guy who hosted the drivers that I do need used Rapidshare, and that's a bigger file than free users are permitted to download. Apple also only hosts updates to those drivers, not the drivers themselves. Unless somebody wants to re-host them, it seems I'm out of luck.
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The reason for this is that in order to use Windows 7 with Boot Camp (at least in a supported manner), you must updated to Snow Leopard. Snow Leopard's disc has initial support, and then the updates to those drivers you already found will bring full support.
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Yep. It's a method of piracy control, I suppose. Still, I got my laptop from eBay, and it didn't come with the Leopard install discs. Thanks for the help.
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