Aero and video drivers disappears after VMware fusion

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Ariez, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. Ariez macrumors regular

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    I dont know what happened. I installed Vista just fine under bootcamp but when I ran Fusion using the bootcamp partition, and restarted the MBP under bootcamp again my video drivers are gone and it doesnt run Aero.

    Anyway to fix this?
     
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  3. Ariez thread starter macrumors regular

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    No i know that. But when i log back into windows with bootcamp, all my drivers dissappeared. Including my mouse drivers, video drivers, etc.

    Just wondering how i get them back, and will this happen everytime i use fusion?
     
  4. kevo0822 macrumors regular

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    I was having the same issue with Aero... but drivers?

    Are you sure the drivers are completely gone? You could try running the "Windows Experience Index Updater"... that's what I did to get Aero working again... I eventually just uninstalled VMware though... my engineering apps are too graphics intense to use if Vista can't recognize my graphics card.
     
  5. Ariez thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea the video drivers just disappeared. I cant even get the resolution right.
     
  6. drkick macrumors newbie

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    Same problem

    After installing VMWare Fusion on MacBook Core 2 Duo, I booted directly in Vista via BootCamp and my video drivers were gone. Cannot do more than 1024x728.
     
  7. Ariez thread starter macrumors regular

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    Same problem for you huh?


    Anyone know how to solve this annoying problem?
     
  8. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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  9. elppa macrumors 68040

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    I've had exactly the same issue, at first I didn't realize what the problem was, so I reinstalled Windows.

    Then everything was fine in bootcamp until I ran VMWare.

    So now I am only running Vista in Bootcamp until it is resolved.
     
  10. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    The drivers/tools Fusion installs to "improve" the experience and hardware emulation overwrites the drivers the Boot Camp disks install. That must be it.
     
  11. robanga macrumors 68000

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    I believe I have had this happen recently as well, a reinstall of the bootcamp drivers on on the Windows partition gave me aero back.
     
  12. elppa macrumors 68040

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    It does, until you next run Fusion... :rolleyes:
     
  13. Semiopaque macrumors regular

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    Setup two admin accounts in Windows, one with Aero on for logging in when you boot into Windows natively and one without Aero for logging in when you use Fusion. You won't lose anything, as far as I can tell, as long as you don't log into an account under Fusion that has Aero on.

    You may also want to set-up some permissions in Windows, though, so both accounts have full control to everything to avoid some of the popups.
     

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