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I am trying to install Windows 8.1 on OS X Mavericks via Bootcamp. I have a Macbook Pro mid 2010 model.

I'm running Bootcamp assistant 5.1.0 (473).

Unfortunately, I am getting the following error message when the installer tries to download Windows support software:

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Any ideas why?

  • On a Mid-2010 on Bootcamp 4.0.4 (437) running 10.7.5, I can download Windows 7 drivers. Could it a be a connectivity issue to Apple servers? I have installed Windows 8.1 on a MBP 2012 on Mavericks + 5.1 Bootcamp, which is slightly different than what you have. Is Windows 8.1 supported on your configuration? Please take a look at this as well - support.apple.com/kb/HT5634 – user63628 Dec 7 '13 at 15:31
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You can try manually updating the software. Here's a link that you can use. Be sure to follow the instructions.

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