bootcamp assistant problems
I am trying to run a microsoft programmed USB for work. Or said differently, the USB was set up to run on microsoft computers, not mac. I have a new (legal) Windows 8.1 package that I am attempting to install on my five year old macbook pro with OSX 10.6.8. It requires I use Boot Camp Assistant. When I try to do the Boot Camp step by step it tells me to download support software. When I try to do that within Boot Camp it tries and after a while comes back with a triangle with an exclamation mark saying support software unavailable. Nothing more, no other options, just not available. I tried more than once because clearly I am not computer savvy and same result. Im stuck. Cant use Boot Camp so cant use the USB for work. If I dont get this right, I get fired, I cant pay for my house or groceries, I become homeless, I get agitated that I cant feed my kids, I have to rob a bank to get the money, I get caught, I go to prison and become the new toy for a huge axe murderer.
I would rather get the Boot Camp fixed. Would anyone be kind enough to help. Thx.