Mac OS X Lion, Snow Leopard, Leopard : Download BootCamp Drivers

updated October 2012. Go to the newer http://www.cafe-encounter.net/p682/download-bootcamp-drivers.

See BootCampESD.pkg download instructions for the DIY instructions on how to work out these links yourself.


Older download links for Windows drivers for Mac models to 2011

Use these instructions if BootCamp Assistant fails to download the drivers for you.

  1. Find your model in the table below. Click the link to get the download package. Be patient as they are 600MB to over 1GB.
    • Q: How do you find out your Mac’s Model Identifier?
      A: Open System Information, and look in the Hardware Overview section.
      In other words: Click Apple menu -> About this Mac -> More Info… -> System Report -> Hardware. Now, read down list in the Hardware Overview panel, looking for Model Identifier
  2. Once your pkg is downloaded, double click it and install to a folder on your hard drive so you know where to find it.
  3. The folder contains a nest of folders, the last of which contains a dmg disk image file. Double click to open. Voila. Here are your Windows installer files.
  4. Copy them to a usb drive, or a burnable CD. NB, it’s 600MB or even over 1GB. A CD is usually max 800MB.
  5. Done. You can now proceed with Boot Camp assistant Windows installation.

BootCamp Drivers Download Links for Macs running OS X Lion and Snow Leopard

Models

Drivers Download link

MacBookPro9,1
MacBookPro9,2

http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/11/05/041-0925/g27es04pw9re5ggrfp3vuf8ew6r53asfz8/BootCampESD.pkg

iMac12,1
iMac12,2 MacBookPro8,1 MacBookPro8,2 MacBookPro8,3

http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/53/34/041-4776/TpFRDjFyRJjSvtyj2vFsPyx2bH2NSYvwN9/BootCampESD.pkg

MacBookPro10,1
MacBookAir5,1 MacBookAir5,2

http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/55/51/041-3891/se4uhpqng48t842cdsosqh28lft54fmswl/BootCampESD.pkg

MacBookAir3,1
MacBookAir3,2

http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/32/15/041-4775/hgMfrNHd9W8W7d8n4JyqSFLksk5TYr2HXN/BootCampESD.pkg

MacBookAir4,1
MacBookAir4,2 Macmini5,1 Macmini5,2 Macmini5,3

http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/32/33/041-2303/W5jKtsQhhMgMXs3TKhPDqLXrpXyY2HdXMN/BootCampESD.pkg

MacBook2,1
MacBook3,1 MacBook4,1 MacBook5,1 MacBook5,2 MacBook5,3 MacBook6,1 MacBook7,1
MacBookAir1,1 MacBookAir2,1 MacBookAir3,1 MacBookAir3,2 MacBookPro2,1
MacBookPro2,2 MacBookPro3,1 MacBookPro4,1 MacBookPro5,1 MacBookPro5,2
MacBookPro5,3 MacBookPro5,4 MacBookPro5,5 MacBookPro6,1 MacBookPro6,2
MacBookPro7,1 MacBookPro8,1 MacBookPro8,2 MacBookPro8,3 MacPro1,1 MacPro2,1
MacPro3,1 MacPro4,1 MacPro5,1 Macmini2,1 Macmini3,1 Macmini4,1 iMac5,1
iMac6,1 iMac7,1 iMac8,1 iMac9,1 iMac10,1 iMac11,1 iMac11,2 iMac11,3 iMac12,1
iMac12,2

http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/33/54/041-2011/pRtCDYcWShMLxFggy3TzFzmfnnWQNFQBfJ/BootCampESD.pkg

0 thoughts on “Mac OS X Lion, Snow Leopard, Leopard : Download BootCamp Drivers

  1. Ayo

    The file names must have been changed. Neither the distribution nor package files for MacbookPro 7,1 are available on the server. Is there any other step available to determine the current file names?

    1. Chris Post author

      Hi Dave,

      I think the Boot Camp drivers for the new 2012 MacBook Pros are here:

      http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/11/05/041-0925/g27es04pw9re5ggrfp3vuf8ew6r53asfz8/BootCampESD.pkg

      Which I got by finding your model number, MacBookPro9,1, in the .dist file just below it: http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/11/05/041-0925/g27es04pw9re5ggrfp3vuf8ew6r53asfz8/041-0925.English.dist

      It looks like a 1GB download. Don’t ask me how you get that on a CD, but let us know how it goes.

      Chris

      1. Xavier

        Chris,

        I’ve downloaded the above package for MacBookPro9,1.
        Put it on a USB. Downloaded 7-zip. placed on the same USB.
        Then got on to my windows side, installed 7-zip, extracted the .pkg file and loaded the setup.exe file. I then received an error message saying it didn’t install correctly.

        I also tried the 64x and 32 bit setup files and neither worked.

        Could you please let me know what I am doing wrong?

        *my MacBookPro9,1 is running Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.1)… is that a problem?
        I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

        1. Chris Post author

          Hi Xavier, not sure I can help you at this point. Your machine is a fairly new (less than a year old?) so should be fine for 64 bit and the x64 setup file should work. Others seem to have got on okay; double check that you got the right download – the 041-0925 one – for your model?

          There is an updated Mountain Lion sucatalog file though – http://swscan.apple.com/content/catalogs/others/index-mountainlion-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog which has different links even for existing models. Try searching that file for the MacBookPro9,1 download and see if that works better?

          Failing that, its back to google the exact error message you got, or try the apple support forums & stackexchange.

          1. Xavier

            Thank you for your quick response Chris. Yes, I got this computer last week… I never figured out how to search for the MacBookPro9,1 file. Once I opened the sucatalog in TextEdit I would type in MacBookPro9,1 in the find bar and would get zero results.

            I also double checked the that I got the right download – the 041-0925 pkg. Extracted it again with 7-zip
            and got the following error message “This Program might not have installed correctly”- “Location C:\Users\Desktop\WindowsSup…\ssetup.exe”
            and it gives me the option to reinstall using recommended settings.

            Thank you for all you help.

            I’ll keep searching

    2. Fundi Eddy

      Click on Start, type “Run” (without quotation mark).
      Hit Enter key.
      Type “dxdiag” (without quotation mark)
      Push Ok,
      Wait…
      Useful details of your machine will be exposed.

  2. nicholas

    thank you so much for this!! I spent hours and hours trying to download the drivers through Bootcamp assistant, with no success. I was going crazy!

    Thanks to you the download took less than an hour, and I have windows up and running now. woohoo!

  3. Preston

    Hi, I’m kind of stuck on bootcamp right now, so I’m downloading this file on my PC, but I can’t open the .pkg file to explore it’s contents. Is there an alternative program to open it with?

  4. Steve

    hey chris, I’ve download them but it didn’t work, I’m running windows 7 on my mac book air at the moment and I’m stuck with it, can you tell me what to do please ?
    I don’t know where to download boot camp assisstant ?

    1. Chris Post author

      Hi Steve,
      BootCamp Assistant runs under OS X and is preinstalled on your MacBook Air probably in /Applications/Utilities. But if you are already running Windows 7, you are past the point of needing BootCamp assistant, its purpose is to help you to get Windows installed, which you already have.
      So all you now need is your hardware drivers. If you have downloaded the pkg file in Windows, you can open it with 7-zip. Then click down the folders to get to the contents. If it’s a dmg file then open that with 7-zip too. There you will either find the drivers installer or you’ll find an ISO file – a CD disk image – which you should be able to double click to open in Windows. And there the drivers installer.

  5. Davran

    Hi Chris! Thanks for the great help with direct bootcamp drivers downloads!
    My notebook’s model number is MacBookAir4,2. Then, am I right downloading link with 2303 ending?

  6. ayman

    I cannot thank you enough for this….I live in lebanon where there internet is …..well basically to describe it i would need the cavemen to describe their methods of downloading stuff…..and of course on the other hand the fact that bootcamp just won’t download anything …just says no drivers……

    long story short…i’m currently downloading the 9.1 mbp file…..

    but here is my question…i’ve already installed windows…and its understandable that without drivers nothing works…..now by downloading one of the above files *required by the certain model you have of course*…does this solve the issue? are the drivers included within this 1gb package?…

    again…thank you so much for you’re time!

    1. Chris Post author

      Hi, yes the download *is* the drivers for all the apple hardware. You should find without drivers that basic keyboard and screen work but the drivers will get camera, function keys, track pad gestures etc working too

  7. Dan

    Thank you so much! When I started downloading the drivers through Boot Camp Assistant, my Internet connection was lost, and I had to start over. At that point it got stuck at around 20% (I left it running for over an hour without any progress). I don’t know if the problem was losing the internet connection, thus confusing Apple’s downloader.

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    1. Fabio Pimenta

      Daelin : Any luck with Macbook Pro Retina 2012 (Model Identifier: MacBookPro10,1) ?

      Downloading by Boot Camp Assistant it self is really slow and usually get stuck.

      Thx.