How to Download and Install Boot Camp 3.0 on Windows 7 32 Bit
If you have a Mac with an Intel processor and you want to run Windows 7 on it, you need to use Boot Camp. Boot Camp is a software that allows you to install and boot Windows on a separate partition of your Mac's hard drive. However, before you can use Boot Camp, you need to download and install the latest Windows support software (drivers) from Apple. This software ensures that your Mac's hardware works properly with Windows.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install Boot Camp 3.0 on Windows 7 32 bit. This version of Boot Camp adds support for Windows 7 (Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate), fixes some issues with the Apple trackpad, turns off the red digital audio port LED when it is not being used, and supports the Apple wireless keyboard and Apple Magic mouse[^2^].
Step 1: Prepare a USB flash drive
To install the latest Windows support software, you need a 16GB or larger USB flash drive formatted as MS-DOS (FAT). Here's how to format your USB flash drive:
Start your Mac from macOS.
Plug the USB flash drive into your Mac.
Open Disk Utility, which is in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder.
Choose View > Show All Devices from the menu bar.
From the sidebar in Disk Utility, select your USB flash drive. (Select the drive name, not the volume name beneath it.)
Click the Erase button or tab.
Choose MS-DOS (FAT) as the format and Master Boot Record as the scheme.
Click Erase to format the drive.
When done, quit Disk Utility.
Step 2: Download the Windows support software
After preparing your USB flash drive, follow these steps to download the Windows support software:
Make sure that your Mac is connected to the Internet.
Open Boot Camp Assistant, which is in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder.
From the menu bar at the top of your screen, choose Action > Download Windows Support Software, then choose your USB flash drive as the save destination.
When the download completes, quit Boot Camp Assistant.
Step 3: Install the Windows support software
After downloading the Windows support software to your flash drive, follow these steps to install the software:
If you're using a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard, connect a USB mouse or keyboard to your Mac for this step.
Start up your Mac in Windows.
Plug in your USB flash drive into your Mac.
Browse to your flash drive and open the $WinPEDriver$ folder.
Double-click setup.exe and follow the onscreen instructions to install the drivers.
Browse to your flash drive again and open either the BootCamp folder or the BootCamp64 folder, depending on whether you have a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows installed.
Double-click setup.exe again and follow the onscreen instructions to install Boot Camp and other Apple software.
When you're asked to allow Boot Camp to make changes to your device, click Yes.
Click Repair to begin installation. If you get an alert that says "This version of Boot Camp is not intended for this computer model," click OK to continue installation.
After installation completes, click Finish, then click Yes when you're asked to restart your Mac.
Congratulations! You have successfully downloaded and installed Boot Camp 3.0 on Windows 7 32 bit. You can now enjoy using both macOS and Windows on your Mac. 061ffe29dd