Windows XP not running right on new MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mobkon, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. mobkon macrumors newbie

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    Just got a new MacBook Pro. I installed the Mac OS as well as Windows XP.

    I had to install a bunch of drivers manually for XP, but one of the main important drivers I cannot get to install is the wireless card. I see its an AirPort Card but obviously there are no drivers for airport cards, or at least I dont think there is. My question is how do I get my wireless card to read in Windows XP? Also I cant get my video card drivers installed correctly either. Thanks!!
     
  2. bigandy macrumors G3

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    Did you install Boot Camp? It's from Apple, and has EVERY driver you need for EVERY component :rolleyes:

    Everything's automated, minimal to no clicks needed. No need to source drivers etc.
     
  3. clevin macrumors G3

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    if bigandy's suggestion won't work(which i have no idea), u can always buy a usb wireless card
     
  4. bigandy macrumors G3

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    well it would be pointless - there's already a card in there which fully supports windows with the bootcamp drivers. problem solved.

    and please learn to spell full words!
     
  5. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    lol, not a very good suggestion, as bigandy is correct. It has a perfectly good wireless card, and Apple gives you the driver.
     
  6. mobkon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I ran bootcamp, installed it. I then booted into Windows XP and its still missing the following drivers:

    *Built-in iSight
    *Network Controller
    *PCI Device
    *PCI Device
    *Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

    All show up with a yellow "!" next to it. I try to install the drivers seperatly by using the drivers from http://wiki.onmac.net/index.php/Users/XOM/Drivers but nothing is working. I just get the "Cannot Install this Hardware" msg. Any ideas?
     
  7. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    So you didn't bother reading the part in the bootcamp manual about making a Macintosh Driver CD? :rolleyes:
     
  8. Spock macrumors 68000

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    Welcome to Windows. What was it the Apple AD said "Plug and Play? more like Plug and get mad!"
     
  9. mobkon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I read it, but nowhere in the installation of Bootcamp 1.1.2 does it give me the option to "Burn a Macintosh Drivers CD". I tried about 5 times, and not once did it say that anywhere. Any ideas?
     
  10. e12a macrumors 68000

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    DOH! honestly. make one from the BC assistant.

    Also make sure windows is updated. I installed xp sp2 using my friend's dell recovery disk, and before updates the driver installation never went well. I got BoSD first install, installation hung second time, after updates it went smoothly.
     
  11. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    After you did the installation, did you run the "Boot Camp Assistant" app? It's in your Applications->Utilities. The first dialog displayed gives you the option to burn the driver CD.
     
  12. mobkon thread starter macrumors newbie

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  15. countach macrumors regular

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    You're doing something very very very wrong.
     
  16. 04440 macrumors member

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    Ha.. This forum is pretty funny.. You'll have to go into your Applications folder.. Inside the folder there is a "Book Camp Utilities" or something with that name. Double click that sucker and it'll give you an option of burning drivers.
     
  17. e12a macrumors 68000

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    Go to Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities > Boot Camp Assistant.

    It'll give you 3 options:
    1) Burn a Macintosh Drivers CD
    2) Start the Windows Installer
    3) Restore the startup disk to a single volume. (assuming that you've already created the Windows partition...which the OP did).

    its not hard to find at all. You're making more trouble for yourself.
     

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