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Old Nov 18, 2012, 08:37 AM   #1
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Boot Camp drivers crashing Windows 7 on MacBook Pro

Dear all,

I am desperate for your help, I have spent hours scouring the internet for a solution and have yet to find one which works.

Following the system restart after installing the Boot Camp drivers in Windows 7, Windows freezes. This seems to happen as a notification bubble appears in the bottom right corner saying "installing device drivers".

Windows operates perfectly (on minimal drivers) before the Boot Camp drivers installation and after the installation but before rebooting.

I have tried the following to resolve the problem:
-Reinstalling Windows 7.
-After installing the Boot Camp drivers, installing the latest NVIDIA drivers for my graphics card.
-Running Apple update inside windows before rebooting after the Boot Camp drivers installation, this updates Boot Camp to version 3.3

(I have tried these separately and in combination, I have to reinstall windows every time I try something new as nothing can be done once windows starts freezing)

None of this has worked.

I find this problem especially strange because I have installed Windows 7 on this machine previously using the exact same method, Windows cd and Boot Camp drivers and it worked perfectly. The only difference is - since then my hard drive has been replaced by a 500 GB one.


My MacBook's specifications are listed in my signature.

Thanks in advance.


Apologies moderators. Just realised i have posted this in the wrong section.
Please delete it.

I have reposted it in the MacBook Pro section.

13" MacBook Pro, 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HD, NVIDIA GeForce 320M, OSX 10.6.8
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:04 PM   #2
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Hi try downloading the Bootcamp drivers seperately and install them using the compatibility option for Windows. Than install the Nvidia drivers, here is a suggestion delete the Nvidia folder inside the Bootcamp drivers.
Mac Pro 2.1 Yosemite, Windows 7 Quad Core x2 3.00Ghz 16GB DDR2 GTX 650 1GB x2 GT 7300 256MB.
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