Windows On Mac :: Finding Boot Camp Windows 7 Drivers?
Feb 5, 2010
I recently got a windows 7 home premium, my macbook pro is a 2.4 ghz core 2 duo, 256 mb 8600m gt, 4 gb ddr2 667 mhz ram, 15.4, but I cant find drivers for it anywhere, Im running snow leopard 10.6.2 and boot camp 3.00.1(software update wont get it to 3.1) I install windows then I try to find drivers but I cant, the guy who sold it to me didnt give me the snow leopard cd now I need to find drivers for it
So i installed windows 7 through bootcamp on my unibody 13"macbook. I managed to install windows 7 but when i run bootcamp 3.1 it says that i have to have bootcamp 3.0 first. SO i got 3.0 but when i try to run it it say its not compatible with 64 bit. What should i do?
I managed to install the video drivers from nvidia websites. I also installed all the drivers in the x64 Drivers directory of boot camp
I installed Windows 7 on a Mac Pro 09 and now I�m not sure if I really need the Boot Camp 3 drivers or not. It�s just installed for games and 3D Software. I don�t have an USB iSight, obviously, and don�t need the media function keys of the keyboard nor I use the Mighty Mouse. Also I don�t need iDisk access HFS+ access or Bonjour and what so ever. I mostly run OSX anyway.
So, would it work if I just install the Chipset drivers, Audio, Ethernet and graphics card drivers if I find them?
Or do the Boot Camp drivers have special stuff which I absolutely need?
I'm in dire need of knowledgable assistance here! I've just purchased a beautiful unibody MBP and loving it. Last night I created an 80gb windows xp32 with sp2 partition using boot camp assistant and everything went perfect. Load up xp and installed the apple "install disc" and all drivers were installed.
My intention is to play games on this partition, so I obviously wanted to install the best video drivers. I haven't updated to sp3 yet, but I downloaded the latest nvidia notebook drivers off their website and specifically d/l'd version 179.48 beta, it's an autoexe file. anyways, upon installation it exits, saying it cannot find the hardware to support the drivers.. ! i then tried installing a few laptopvideo2go drives using their method with the modded inf file and was successful installing these files, but xp soon after reverts to the crappy old vga drivers with an error msg.
I have recently bought a macbook, and i have used boot camp with windwos xp and 7, and drivers worked perfectly, but i need this drivers for linux, like key functions, camera, key ilumination, etc. So i was wondering if its possible before i install linux in my mac.
1 - I have an early 2008 iMac 24" and ordered Snow Leopard disc from Apple 2 - After installation of Win7 64 bit and problems with boot camp 3.1 drivers support then tells me my computer will not run windows 7 64 bit and sends me a list of non-compatibles. Sure enough mine is one.
3 - Several respondents help me and it appears that 64 bit will run but still trouble with keyboard/mouse.4 - uninstall 64 bit and install 32 bit and related boot camp drivers5 - numeric keypad on apple keyboard still does not work with office 20106 - just tried to update drivers for win 32 but it says more current ones are installed??? I guess that is from the attempt to install 3.1 for win 64 unsuccessfully?7 - Now support lists computers that will not run windows 7 and mine is not on that list.
right now i'd be a happy camper if someone could just tell me how to get the Apple keyboard that came with my iMac and the numeric keypad working when in Windows or Office.
So i installed windows 7 on my macbook (not aluminum) and when i go to install the boot camp drivers off of the retail leopard CD i get an error that says that I can't because it only installs on vista or XP. My laptop came with Tiger CD's so i can't get them off of there.
Short story b4 the question. I have Snow Leopard (family pack), and I tried to install Snow Leopard on a 2008 iMac, but when I put in the snow leopard dvd into the iMac, the DVD wouldn't read. Then I looked a bit further and System Profiler said theres no DVD Drive in the comp. Now, I'm trying to install the Windows 7 RC (32-bit) on Boot Camp (on my MacBook Pro), and I don't have the SL DVD to install the drivers. Is there any place I can download the Boot Camp 3.0 drivers thats not from a torrent? (I searched "Boot camp 3.0 drivers" here and couldn't find anything) I have a Leopard DVD, but from what I heard, 2.x boot camp doesn't work well with 7.
so I have 2 MBP's one has a broken superdrive. We installed SL and windows 7 via USB. Only problem is that Windows cant read the partition with the boot camp drivers. I tried the instructions in this thread: [URL:...] But the partitions as in the instructions don't appear. I put that command and I just get /dev/disk4 and that's it. Is there any other way to extract these drivers straight from the SL disc?
I just installed Windows 7 on my MBP. When I inserted my SL disc, I did not see an option for Boot Camp. All I saw were two things asking about Remote Mac OS X install and some Disc sharing. Something as if my MBP was a MacBook Air.
Does anyone know if or where these are uploaded? My Snow Leopard disk refuses to install 64bit ones because i am on a 2006 Mac Pro. I've previously been running the Boot Camp 2.0 64bit drivers from the 2008 Mac Pro and they've worked just fine in vista.
So I finally got around to installing the boot camp 3.0 drivers from my SL cd; however, I keep getting this error in which the installer refuses to install the new boot camp drivers. I'm running the 2.1 drivers just fine. The error I get is:
"The installer encountered errors before Boot Camp could be configured"
I'm going to try to uninstall the 2.1 drivers and see if I can install the 3.0 again, but I doubt it will work. Others have had this issue:
Has anyone else run into this? I'm running XP sp3. I think this may be an sp3 issue, but I'm not sure how to get around this. I could manually install the 3.0 drivers, but how do I know which ones to choose? Can someone possibly list the drivers on the SL cd that I need to install manually? (I have a late 2009 2.8ghz 15'' unibody macbook pro.
I have just got a new 15" MBP (2009/2010) and installed XP with boot camp. I have done this before on my MacBook White and iMac and had no problems but this time it has been a real pain in the neck. When I put in the MBP install DVD after installing XP I found it had no Boot camp exe or drivers? I got around this by using the DVD that came with my MacBook White which had Boot Camp and 99% of the drivers that I needed. The only problem I am having now is with the isight,Bluetooth and WLAN drivers, Does anyone know where I can get them?
So I installed Vista and then popped in the OS X Disc 1 to install the drivers, like I did with Win XP before. All I get on screen is the window where I get to choose whether to install OS X on my MBAir or install disc sharing....no drivers.
Do i need a specific version of Vista to be able to install boot camp drivers ? SP1 or SP2 maybe ?
I remember I had the same issue with Win XP SP3, which seemed weird since it's supposed to be even more complete then the previous version, right ?
I installed Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro trough boot camp and need drivers. Mac OS X version is 10.5.8(Leopard) and I dont have the Mac OS X installation disc, so my question is is there any whay i can download the boot camp.
Have the new 15" MBP with i7 Processor. I had another MBP with a 7200RPM drive and installed drive in the new i7 Mac. Computer was working fine until I installed Windows via Boot Camp. I can't boot to the Mac Partition any more, the partition is there but when you try to boot to it you just see the Apple logo and NO circle. I cannot boot to the install CDs or a bootable external drive. I target disk mode the computer and used another computer to boot using the drive in the i7 unit and it's fine and I can see all the information. I tried booting the i7 into single user mode and saw the following message:
I know the Boot Camp drivers that are shipping with the latest Mac Pro includes 64-bit drivers for Vista, but I was wondering if anyone has tried to see if they work on XP x64? That's the 64-bit Windows version I have on hand and it would be nice to get it to work. I don't suppose the drivers that shipped with the MacBook Air are any newer?
You would think that Apple would jump to support XP x64 given the commercials about people switching back from Vista to XP.
I installed Bootcamp on my MBP using the Leopard DVD which came out last Fall. Since 10.5.2 has been out, I suppose that there have been updates on the Boot Camp Drivers for Windows. Anybody knows how to get and install the latest drivers?
I have just finished installing Vista Ultimate (64 bit) on my new Mac Pro, and the screen is really dark, and I can't seem to get it any brighter.
My graphics card is the Nvidia 8800gt, I am using an old 23" ACD through the ADC/DVI adaptor.
The screen was nice and bright all throughout the installation, but after I installed the boot camp drivers from the Apple install disc, the screen became really dim. If I open the Nvidia control panel and try and change the brightness from there, the screen stays dim, but just gets really washed out.
The weird thing is, it translates back onto the OS X side. When I restart after being in Vista, the display is still very dim - I have to go in the Displays system preferences and manually change the brightness back up from minimum. Conversely, when I boot into Vista having been in OS X, the screen is initially bright through all the login screens, but then switches back to being dark as soon as I have logged in.
There is probably a really simple solution to this, but as I am completely unfamiliar with Vista, I'm stuffed if I can work it out. Any advice is gratefully received.
I just updated my (2006 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16 GHz 15") MacBookPro to Leopard 10.5.6 I installed Windows XP SP3 through bootcamp, and everything was fine, but after i was done installing the BootCamp drivers from the Leopard disk and I restarted the computer,and booted back into windows, it would load to windows show my desktop for about 5 seconds then reboot itself (no error messages). So I mounted the windows partition again, same thing, over and over, I must have done it 20 times.I even tried doing the bootcamp 2.1 update and it didn't work. So i restored windows to the previous working settings and the bootcamp drivers were gone. So Windows works now but i am not abled to use the wifi or any multi touch or anything. I have also deleted the Windows partition and reinstalled it from the beginning and the same thing happened after installing the bootcamp drivers.
I just installed Windows Vista x64 on my 2.4Ghz Unibody Macbook this morning for some software development, and I accidently left my install DVD at home - I'm at college right now. Is there any site I can download the drivers for from? Or could somebody possibly send me a link to a download? I tried the 2.1 download on Apple's website, but it doesn't start up.
I inserted the SL disc to install Boot Camp 3. Everything went smooth and I restarted the computer to complete the installation. After I booted up, I noticed my NVIDIA drivers are gone. What is causing this?
I installed the new 195.62 drivers. Everything works though.
So I want to update my graphics card driver to see if that will help but for one I cant find which drivers to download and the ones I have downloaded don't work just saying that they cant find compatible hardware for the drivers.
I don't know if its anything to do with boot camp or its just me not knowing how to update drivers properly but can someone point me in the right direction?
I'm running Windows XP SP3 32bit, on my iMac. The graphics card is a Nvidia GeForce 9400, no M or GT as far as i can tell. Boot Camp version is 2.0 or 2.1 cant remember.
I tried the nvidia website but it doesn't have that model listed so i don't know which one to download, and the ones i did download, as i say just said they couldn't find compatible hardware.
So I just finished installing Windows 7 Professional 64bit via boot camp, but I had an issue when I put in the 10.6 disc to get the Drivers for everything. I'm running the 2.4Ghz Aluminum MacBook (not the pro). When I try to run the disc, it says that x64 is not supported on this machine. Am I boned? Or are there other options, because I really don't want to buy 32bit, because my school provides 64bit for free. I'm just looking for the drivers for the iSight, trackpad functions, and the keyboard functions (volume, iTunes, etc).
I got a Windows XP partition working on my MBP under Tiger and Boot Camp (Beta), but the Apple drivers for Keyboard, trackpad, IR and bluetooth did not work. The built-in keyboard and trackpad worked with default Windows drivers, but no Mac-specific key functionality (like brightness, volume, etc). I was hoping Boot Camp 2.0 in Leopard would have better drivers, but they still didn't work. I don't know if this is a MBP-specific problem or not.
The Broadcom Wifi drivers which installed with Boot Camp 3.0 were version 220.127.116.11 dated 10/22/2008 and have better performance or at least a connection speed than the current Broadcom Wifi drivers that came with Boot Camp 3.1 which are version 18.104.22.168 dated 8/21/2009.
I've got a 2010 i7 15.4 MBP, after installing boot camp drivers from MAC OS DVD, I could not find any option about how long to dim screen brightness. However, my friend's 13.3 MBP does have. What about yours, guys?