Bootcamp & Windows 7

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dsquared2486, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. dsquared2486 macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2010
    I have searched everywhere I can find but still no solutions.
    I have a Macbook running Snow Leopard and have used my Snow Leopard disk to install bootcamp and have Windows 7 up and running.
    However, the sound does not work at all and I cannot right click. Some forums suggest things such as downloading Real Tek driver for the sound. I have deleted the Windows driver and installed the real Tek one (high def audio device) 3 times with no success. I have also tried the right click techniques such as 2 fingers on the trackpad and clicking the button, and Fn click and Ctrl click, but still no success.
    I did read somewhere that there may be a different version of bootcamp that I should have installed. Is this correct? If so do I have to reinstall everything on the windows side?
    Assistance would be really appreciated as I have spend many hours trying to fix.
  2. logana macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    Have you loaded the Apple drivers (on the Snow Leopard disk).....??

    No sound (red light showing in the headphone socket) and no right click sounds like you may not have.

    When you are in Windows insert the Snow Leopard disk and navigate to the BootCamp drivers and let them install. After that you download the updated drivers from Apple and then install them too.
  3. AFPoster macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    As for right click you have to use a Windows mouse to get that feature.
  4. AFPoster macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    As for the Right Click feature I believe you have to use a Windows styled mouse other wise it wont work.
  5. dsquared2486 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2010
    Still no go

    Thanks for the replies guys. I have taken the advice to use a Windows mouse and yes it works!

    However my sound problem still remains. I can't remember if i installed the drivers when i put boot camp on but when i select the Snow Leopard DVD in windows and it auto executes it only options are "Remote Install Mac OSX" and "DVD or CD Sharing". I have explored the disk and found the drivers folder but when i go to device manager and try to update the sound driver from the snow leopard disk it tells me i have the most recent one. i have previously downloaded the Realtek device driver as suggested in other posts but still device manager indicates a Microsoft driver is installed. i have even uninstalled the microsoft driver and installed the realtek one but i end up with it saying that it is a microsoft one, it's working fine and it's version is 6.1.7600.16385

    Any other suggestions? Beginning to get desperate, may do some self harm soon :)
  6. randomerratum macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2009
    Santa Monica, CA
    Oh geez! Sorry about that!
    Windows 7 was my idea.
    I take full responsibility.
  7. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    Navigate through (Optical Drive Letter):\Boot Camp\Drivers\Apple\BootCamp.msi
  8. dsquared2486 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2010
    Soluton found for no sound macbook using bootcamp

    Thanks for all the help. No need to slash my wrists!

    I located the drivers folder on the snow leopard disk (I can now right click with my windows mouse). It seems that my macbook (mid 2006) needs the IDT Sigma Tel drivers. All I did was double click on it and restart the machine and voila.

    How do i get this message to all the others out there struggling with this problem?

    Really appreciated your replies.

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