Boot Camp graphics card drivers.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by odj310388, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. odj310388 macrumors member

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    Do all drivers need to be installed with the Boot Camp updates or can individual drivers be installed for the graphics card e.g. a new driver release from Nvidia, can I download the driver and install just that driver? Because I tried it and came up with an error. :p
     
  2. Siron macrumors 6502

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    When you get Windows up and running, pop in your OSX disk and let it install the drivers. When that's done, go to your video card vendors web site and install the latest drivers. This is what I did.
    Exactly what error message are you getting?
     
  3. odj310388 thread starter macrumors member

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    Nvidia Setup could not find any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware.

    I'm on a Macbook Pro btw, doing a bit of sniffing it seems like the drivers need to specifically come from Apple to work?
     
  4. molintorch macrumors member

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    For Windows, check out the site "Laptop Video 2 Go" for help. They work on making the latest versions of Nvidia drivers work for laptops. Nvidia inf files do not typically include references for mobile cards, so when you try to install updates, the message "no supported hardware identified". By adding the hardware references into the INF files for Mobile cards, the drivers now work.

    I recently added the latest driver (with the updated INF file) for my iMac since its technically a mobile card, and the default drivers from Nvidia would not install. Hope that helps!!
     
  5. odj310388 thread starter macrumors member

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    I've got it to work now, thanks for the info. :D
     

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