Bootcamp Windows 7 64bit Graphics Card Problem

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  1. BurningCa007 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I recently installed Windows 7 64 Bit on my mac hd skipping downloading the windows support software as it kept stalling...

    I am on a classic mbp with a gt 650m and intel 2.6ghz processor, upon starting windows I cannot connect to wifi, etc. due to not having the drivers.

    However, the most important thing is that the device manager states that the graphics card in use is a generic VGA card and not the gt 650m, I tried downloading various drivers for the gt 650m and intel processor integrated cards but the drivers don't recognize them.

    Is there a way I can get the gt 650m to work or must I download the windows support software at a place with better internet?

    Thanks
     
  2. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    You need to get the official Boot Camp drivers. There is no 650M (stable version) on NVIDIA's website yet. The Boot Camp drivers are not just for the basics, but also for the keyboard, light sensor, power management, special keyboard function, trackpad, webcam, etc...

    Just wait for the download. It's probably not stalling, just slow. It took me quite a while to download the software and at times the status bar wouldn't move. Just start the download and grab a coffee.
     
  3. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    Before installing anything more, download Treexy's Driver Fusion and erase all NVIDIA products on your computer.

    Try downloading this.

    When installing, install the core driver files and PhysX. You shouldn't need anything else.

    Everything else that doesn't work properly comes from Boot Camp drivers - remember to install Boot Camp first, run Driver Fusion, and then run the Beta drivers. These NVIDIA drivers should work, as they are Beta. I've always had great experiences with NVIDIA beta drivers. In fact, NVIDIA states that these drivers support the 650M.
     
  4. BurningCa007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    K, does the software support also contain a driver so that the gt 650m is used in windows?

    Thanks for the help...


    The problem is I tried those drivers and they said they weren't compatible with my system and when I checked the device manager for graphics cards there wasn't a gt 650m listed only "generic VGA card"
     
  5. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    Oi, Apple drivers are usually slow and outdated. Look at my post; NVIDIA claims official support in their beta drivers.
     
  6. BurningCa007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I saw your post - and edited my last post with the reply - the problem is the driver you posted I already tried and it said my system was incompatible and when I checked the device manager I see only a "Generic VGA card" and no gt 650m.

    Additionally windows 7 is displaying in windows basic mode and won't switch to the full theme with aero.
     
  7. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    Windows 7 disables Aero when on the "Generic VGA Adaptor."

    In any case, have you tried using Driver Fusion to wipe your system before proceeding?
     
  8. BurningCa007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Explain to me: how would I wipe my system of graphics card drivers when no graphics card drivers have been installed?

    I honestly don't think it would help, I think I need to find a way to force the gt 650m to be used by windows or wait till this windows support software finishes >_>
     
  9. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    No need to get snappy. Even when I uninstalled my AMD drivers, I still found 40 or so AMD files through Driver Sweeper (Driver Fusion's predecessor).

    The GT650M is being used. But since there aren't any drivers to let Windows ID your video adaptor as an NVIDIA GT650M, it uses some generic video drivers to give some modicum of functionality.
     
  10. BurningCa007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, I'm just in a hurry to get this sorted...

    I'll try driver fusion and maybe delete windows's drivers and try to install the driver...
     
  11. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    Right, best of luck.
     
  12. EthosX, Aug 12, 2012
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    just download official latest drivers from nvidia site dude :)
    OR
    If you want to bee fully updated install this software - driver genius
    It will find you all latest drivers for your machine .
    But you must be careful NOT all soft is good so you can ignore THOSE which are not good for it
    [​IMG]
     
  13. BurningCa007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No luck, it found no Nvidia drivers...

    I'm going to have to find an alternative...

    The gt 650m doesn't seem to be seen by the driver as it tells me I can't use it...
     
  14. EthosX macrumors regular

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    Man ar u mentoo??
    do what i said if u want it get runnin..
    [​IMG]
     
  15. BurningCa007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ur bloatware doesn't work pal...
     
  16. EthosX macrumors regular

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    what bloatware? cos u dont know how to do it ..
    u have to crack it first
     
  17. minnus macrumors 6502

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    Are people making suggestions actually in possession of the new MBP?

    You need a modded inf file, which will allow you to install Nvidia's beta drivers. Currently, if you attempted to install it, it would fail saying that it did not find supported hardware - the modded inf file will fix that.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1411903&highlight=inf
     
  18. EthosX macrumors regular

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    yeah but these kind of drivers are not reliable especially for laptops
    those are for desktps which can be used in laptops .. not good
     
  19. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    Yes, the official drivers work 100% fine. It doesn't matter whether you get the graphics drivers from somewhere else later, you still need to install Boot Camp to get all the other stuff working (including backlight for the keyboard).
     
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  21. houkouonchi, Aug 12, 2012
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    If the OP used the bootcamp utility to create the boot disk then it will have the drivers on the CD or USB stick in one of the directories (I forget the name).

    EDIT: Oh i missed the download stalling thing. Op I manually downloaded the driver package and extracted the ISO a while back for my macbook pro retina. If you want here is a rar'd up version of it which should contain all the drivers. Its big though (865mb):

    http://box.houkouonchi.jp/bootcamp_rmbp.rar

    Its hosted off my server in Los Angeles on a 1000mbit connection so should be fast though.
     
  22. BurningCa007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dude, you are awesome! Does it contain the Nvidia drivers? Thanks for hosting anyway!

    I'm on a 1mbit connection but I guess this'll go faster then the bootcamp utility...
     
  23. houkouonchi macrumors regular

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  24. BurningCa007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    SO there is an official Nvidia driver I presume...

    It may take a while for me to download it - so please don't take it down for a while, I'll pm you when I'm done...

    Anyway nice site, is it all about Japan or something? Cause I can't seem to read the Japanese lol.

    EDIT: ±3hours and 30 minutes of download time unless something goes wrong, thanks again :) !
     
  25. houkouonchi macrumors regular

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    That is the default 'about apache' page in japanese =P if your talking about http://box.houkouonchi.jp/

    Don't really run too much of a website off there just a file dump for various things (images, etc..).

    Anyway OP if you are win7_64 then here is just the windows 7 x64 driver for you (should be faster than downloading the whole pack if that is truly all you need):

    http://box.houkouonchi.jp/nvidia_macbook.rar

    This is smaller at 186 MB but yeah sadly a big chunk of that 800MB file is the nvidia drivers, LOL.

    I will leave the entire driver rar up indefinitely.
     

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